i was thinking of trying to learn something more about FM Synthesis. i had a look on ebay at DX7 (mark 1) and they sell for over £300 which is stupid !!!
So i was wondering if there was anything within Steinberg which offers a FM Synthesis or DX7 type replica ?? i know that Native make the Absynth (not sure how much that costs) and this has an FM mode. And also there is the FM8 (not sure who makes it) and i think this is a free download ??
My Cubase Artist 6 came with 3 x synth type engines (can’t remember what they are called now as i have been away from my PC for a couple of weeks) so i am not sure if any of these are FM based ??
Thank you, i will check out the Prologue this weekend.
The other option (as i say) was to buy an FM synth off ebay. The DX9, 21 & 27 are much cheaper than DX7 and so i might keep an eye open. But for what i want if for (study) i would only really be prepared to pay around £50 top whack.
The FM8 looks totally amazing but i think its overkill for what i need. Maybe in the future though.
Learning any FM synth programming would help a great deal.
It’s the actual process of programming on the small LCD screens that the Yamahas have which is a pain. After years of programming synths on a computer screeen I wouldnt wish anybody to have to go back to that.
There may be computer software which can programme a DX synth via midi but it’s would still be slower than using a VST and, in my experience, often prone to crashing.
Look, if you want a DX synth because they’re retro, still sound good etc then dont let me stop you. If you want something in order to learn FM synth programming I’d say the DX wasn’t the smartest move…
i could not care what they (DX keyboard) sound like and it is not something i would use on a gig. The sounds are too dated in any case. i would say that a VSTi is going to be the way forward. i would buy a keyboard off ebay if one came on for £40 but i can’t ever see that happening because they seem to sell for totally stupid prices !!