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Wiisp - Simple drone synth. 2 Osc with fm, delay with fm. Made with puredata.Oscillators are sine waves with adjustable pitch. The second oscillator has a higher pitch limit. Both are directed to a delay, with optional fm from oscillator A. Glide creates a smooth transition between changing any of the values. Higher glide, longer transition.
Under the name MoonooM that is the name that most of my music will be released did this track for the SunVox contest. I did come in fourth too last so it was not a great hit! ha ha
But felt that it came out pretty good specially just using the FM module and effects!
Listening to the other contestants I must say that the quality was high and did not expect people to be able to do what they did with just a Fm module and the drum synth and do recommend that you take a listen. Plus that if you download the package there is a folder with all the songs that you can take a peek in to see the songs and get ideas for your own FM modules...
Go here to find the pack-
P.s my contribution here has been slightly remixed and there is added a second of percussion in comparison to the contest version.
So if you missed it there is a contest using just the FM synth module and Drum synth module in SunVox (although any effects are permitted). Was sceptic at first as I never use the FM synth as it is not really the sounds that get me excited.
Having said that after the contest was announced was trying a little bit but decided better to spend my time on my other music instead and going to bed started to spend some time mentally on it and have now gotten some very nice sounds!
Actually am very happy for the contest as it made me see some possibilites and will use the Fm synth much more now. Will also be more open to FM synthesis in general and that is a good thing!
In either case Mr Nightradio have made a compilation of Fm modules available for download that you can find in this forum thread here:
So there is the possibilities to have your contribution included in the SunVox package and that is a honour that I would highly value and if that happens will use it to impress the ladies and get laid constantly!
Have not tried to load DX7 presets into SynPrezFM but it is supposed to be an easy task:
SynprezFM 2 is also a Yamaha DX7 emulator, that can render with accuracy the sysex files you upload into an external storage directory setup by menu, in order to extend the experiment.
Maybe it is a bit of an overkill to get even more ready made sounds as SynPrezFM comes with 1024 presets... but anyhow if that is not enough go here:
Play Store link:
This is not a Android synth it is a VSTi for Windows / Linux / OSX.
What is interesting though is that it is using the sound engine of "Music Synthesizer for Android" and the presets are the same as the excellent Android synthesizer "SynprezFM II". One thing that could be interesting is that it can read Sysex files of the original Synthesizer Yamaha DX 7 and this is also possible on the SynprezFM II so you should be able to create patches on Dexed and load them into SynprezFM II.
I have not tried it but am 99% sure that it should not be a problem...
In either case just happy to be able to mention SynprezFM II again, look it got mentioned four times already!
If you want to read more about the VSTi Dexed and download it for free go here:
and for downloading the free apps:
Music Synthesizer for Android
Gilzad is the one person that have been most active in developing advanced so called Meta modules for SunVox.
(For you that do not know Meta Modules is many modules brought together into one module for making all kinds of instruments and effect modules). Have the ones he made already in a downloadable bundle but have not included his latest creation something that do not exist in any other of the music making applications... a ten band equalizer!
This is one reason for this post but the other reason is that he recently released one song just using FM synthesis in combination with effects and it is an interesting study in what is possible using the FM synthesizer in SunVox and to take a look at the complexities in his Meta modules.
Yes he have released the song with the archive that you can open in SunVox and study how he made the song
and how he used his own mixing / mastering modules.
Here is his own explanation that he gave on the SunVox forum:
At SDC there was a competition where you could only use FM-Synthesis to create your song. So to me the challenge was to create a tune that would not sound like the typical OPL3-sound at all. Luckily SunVox's modularity helps a lot to create almost everything out of almost nothing. Night already was so nice to repost it on Soundcloud. Now it's time for me to share it along with the source file and some description here.
The Shakuhachi intro:
Not a sample. I accidently hit three successive keys on my keyboard and noticed that it sounded like the famous shaku-flute from the E-mu Emulator. So I sequenced them. It's just there to show off. The audible clicks are not intended at all. For some reason the volume ramping in SunVox can't handle any softer steps here, so any changes on the volume (fade in) cause clicks.
The snare is three layered notes of an FM-synth that applies lots of modulation to its carriers. The tonal groove snare is played with a single/monophonic note. The hats are similar but have on own FM-synth. The BD is just no magic. You just need to have the carrier fade-out fast enough and soon you get to fiddle around with variations of a bass drum. A selfmade exciter creates the final formants and equalizes the sound color. Most of the time I focused on avoiding the typical brushy and tonal sound from typical FM-synths.
It's a reduced module (only containing fm-synthesizers) of a [url]larger project[/url] (fm&non-fm synths) I'm still working on. The audible harmonic distortion doesn't come from a sample. It's just that Sunvox's engine creates more THD at 48KHz than at 44.1 KHz. I boosted the high frequencies of the FM-generators which makes the THD show up even more.
The tune contains most of the MetaModules I shared earlier for the mastering. Those are the 10-band EQ, the multiband limiter and the lookahead compressor. Using them I managed to create a very hot (loud) master. You can render the tune in Sunvox and watch the hard-limited waveform in any editor. I know I preach to not join the loudness war but for this Genre I found it very suitable to do so. So here's the result of the DR-Meter:
Nothing to be proud of, but this proves that SunVox can be loud.
When I was in Berlin I got the perfect inspiration to keep things simple enough so I could get this entry done in time.
The source file:
The source file manages to hit the limits of my sandy i7 (quadcore@2GHz). That's also a reason why I kept this tune so simple which is not usual for me. I'll be glad if you check the song on your machine. However, if your machine is weaker, you might want to try the lofi-version of SunVox.
Thanks for listening and I'll be glad to hear your comments.
Here is the song file:
Even though it is countless modules hidden inside the Meta modules the archive is only 235 kb.
Here is the new and updated package of all Gilzads excellent creations:
Exciter, Gate, Mid/side Mux/Demux, Multiband Limiter, Vocoder, Lookahead Compressor,
10 band equalizer.
Take a listen to the song:
So posting this Video as it gives a pretty good basic explanation of the basis of FM synthesis
Then there is links to two FM Synthesizers that have been talked about before here at Musical Android-
SynprezFm is in my opinion one of the better synthesizers you can get for Android-
Don't have a sequencer though but there is arpeggiators that you can use and it's possible to divide it in into two synthesizers at the same time.
(and using two arpeggiators at the same time).
Then there is the simpler one but also a nice one- Common FM Synthesizer.
Lastly there is a link to FM Tutorial- which is an application that will help you to calculate your sound when you are using FM Synthesis.
Common FM Synthesizer
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