Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Inside Synthesis - FM Synthesis Tutorial

Still haven't cracked the code of FM synthesis yet?  Assuming you've read my tutorial or you just want a quicker explanation, Inside Synthesis has thrown together a nice video explaining some of the basic concepts of FM synthesis.  This is actually a really great video for the basics, so you can get your head around some of the difficult parts.  Inside Synthesis promises more videos on FM, so you'll have to be on the look out for those, too.

Moog Delivers AU/VST Little/Slim Phatty Editor

Moog has finally released a proper editor for the Slim and Little Phatty today.  It supports almost all the major DAWs for both Mac and PC and uses both VST and AU formats.  Basically, this is the missing link between your DAW and Phatty, allowing you to save and load patches, play the synth via MIDI, edit parameters, randomize settings, filter out MIDI information, etc, etc.  Essentially, it should be like using a soft synth with your analog gear, which is great, considering the appeal of using digital gear oftentimes is the ease of it inside your DAW.  The only thing I don't agree with is the rather steep price tag of $69.00, considering this software is sometimes included free, especially in Moog's most recent synth, the Minitaur (and the Little Phatty is twice as expensive).  Check it out if you're a Little or Slim Phatty user looking to better incorporate it into your DAW.

Full information/ To purchase, click here.