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Native Instruments FM8 Software Synth (Macintosh and Windows)

Award-winning FM synthesizer. KoreSound Browser. Powerful, graphical sound morphing. (39) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

FM synthesis has played a huge role in music culture over the last few decades. The FM8 picks up where its award-winning predecessor, the FM7, left off taking FM synthesis even further. FM8's emphasis on ease-of-use brings a high degree of simplicity to the otherwise intricate process of FM synthesis. The powerful new audio engine delivers unsurpassed quality, generating a livelier, more energetic sound than ever before.

Synthesis From The Start
A central aspect of FM8 is usability. The "Easy Edit Page" offers a clearly designed interface with simple controls that adjust more complex parameters automatically, allowing you to take a far more musical approach to FM synthesis. The more detailed editing pages have been improved for easier handling and are all accessible with just one click. FM8 lets you play straight away!

Beyond Frequency Modulation
The FM8 offers an unprecedented range of features and effects. The classic metallic leads, crystalline chimes, tight basses and enchanting rhythmic sounds are just the beginning. A unique arpeggiator, a revolutionary sound morphing feature and a large selection of new, charismatic effects add countless sound-shaping possibilities. The sonic potential of FM8 goes well beyond the confines of conventional FM synthesis.

Instilled With Inspiration
Included with FM8 are over 960 ready-to-play factory presets. From clean, dynamic, percussive sounds to pads, leads, brass and piano sounds, the presets exemplify the strengths of FM synthesis. Also included are a number of effect rack, sound morphing and arpeggio presets. The integrated KoreSound Browser makes managing the KORE-configured presets fast and easy. Simply search and you will find - instantly.

Features:
Award-winning FM synthesizer with extended sound architecture and high-quality mode

KoreSound Browser for easy searching of 960 KORE-configured presets (Incl. FM7 Sounds Vol I & II)

FM8 uses the KoreSound format, ensuring perfect integration with KORE

Optimized user interface for quick and convenient sound editing

Powerful, graphical sound morphing feature for easy creation of sophisticated, evolving sounds

Extremely versatile arpeggiator for intuitive generation of intricate patterns

Quick-access effects rack with 12 high-quality effects, such as phaser, flanger, tube amp, overdrive, delays, EQs

Enhanced graphical envelopes with 32 stages, looping and tempo synchronisation

Full-matrix modulation: freely adjustable algorithm structure with 6 operators plus distortion and analog filter operators

Reads and reproduces classic FM sound programs of yesteryear such as the DX and TX series

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Interfaces
Stand-alone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS, DXi, Core Audio, DirectSound, ASIO

System Requirements
Mac OSX 10.4.x, G4 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM

Windows XP, Pentium or Athlon 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM

CD-ROM drive

Universal Binary for Mac included!
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 866-556-6487
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (39 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. Native Instruments FM8 Customer Review
Sound: Best FM soft synth on the market Feature: The presets and arpeggiator are worth it alone Ease of Use: FM synthesis made easy...FM isn't the easiest concept to understand. FM8 makes it easy. Quality: Native Instruments is pro with their soft synths. End of discussion! Value: Worth the money you'll spend on it. Do you like FM digital sounds? Then buy it. No arguments! Manufacturer Support: Haven't needed it Overall: Native Instruments = A++ FM8 = A++ FM Synthesis in general = A++
Style of Music: Electro/New Wave/Italo/Electronica/Techno
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