NATIVE INSTRUMENTS ships the FM7

FM softsynth reads patches from most DX/TX models.      22/11/01


With FM making something of a comeback, the N.I boys and gals may have timed this release to perfection. 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 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. So if you're gagging for the DX100 Solid Bass, or the synthetic sparkle of the classic FM EP sound, or you just want to explore the unique range of sounds the world of FM can give you, checkout this baby. The original DX's were a bit tricky to program - there are so many parameters and with such a small screen it was like painting the hall of your house through the letterbox. N.I have put this right ... "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 recommended retail price for the US is $ 299,00. The recommended retail price for Europe is 255,13 Euro.
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