NATIVE INSTRUMENTS revives the legendary sounds of FM synthesis with the FM7. The FM7 takes the legendary sound of FM synthesis to a new level -- not only does the FM7 read the complete sound library from the classic FM synths, but it goes far beyond emulation. It adds distortion and filter operators, extensive modulation capabilities, a comprehensive effects section, audio input and much more to the traditional FM architecture. The user interface of the FM7 makes it comfortable and easy to explore the fascinating new possibilities of FM-Native style.
"The FM7 is extremely exciting for us because the recent advances in native processing open up new possibilities for little-explored dimensions of FM synthesis," explains Michael Kurz, the lead developer of the FM7 at Native Instruments.
The vivid and powerful sounds of FM were celebrated by musicians and listeners worldwide since the early eighties. Many producers still value the special aesthetics of this sound, as the uniquely vibrant FM textures perfectly complement analog and digital sample-playback synthesis.
The FM7 can read all programs from the original DX7, DX7-II, DX11, TX81Z, DX21, DX27, DX100, TX802 and reproduce the sounds of these machines with spectacular realism.
Classic sounds can be transformed into something completely new with the FM7. For example, each of the operators of the FM7 offers many waveforms besides sine. Additionally, a distortion operator with noise and an analog filter operator complement the waveform operators and increase the sonic range of the FM7 far beyond classic FM synthesis. Unlike the classics, FM routing can be set freely. The effect section of the FM7 offers high quality stereo chorus, flanging and delay effects., Programming and operating the classic FM synthesizers has never been easy. But the advanced graphical editors of the FM7 offer an intuitive environment to explore FM synthesis. Now the world of FM synthesis can be easily accessed and the enormous sound potential of frequency modulation can be rediscovered, but with a modern twist.
The FM7 runs on Macintosh or Windows, either as stand-alone with MME, Direct Sound, Sound Manager and ASIO or as a plug-in with a VST, DirectConnect or DXi compatible host program.
The FM7 will be released in May 2001.
FM synthesizer with extended sound architecture
Reads and faithfully reproduces sound programs of the FM classics
Full matrix frequency modulation with 8 operators, no fixed algorithms
6 operators with many waveforms plus distortion and analog filter operator
Sophisticated graphical editors with many convenient edit functions
Flexible graphical envelopes with unlimited number of stages and looping
Stereo effects section with chorus, flanger delay, can be used for external audio signals
Runs either as stand-alone or as a plug-in on MacOS and Windows
Optimized for Pentium III and G4 processors
Supports VST 2.0, DXi, DirectConnect, MAS, ASIO
Windows 98, Pentium III450 MHz, 64 MB RAM, 16-bit sound card Mac 0 S 8.6 or higher, G4 400MHz, 64 MB RAM