Deal: Native Instruments FM8 is just USD 10 until early September!
Native Instruments FM8 sale rages on at Plugin Boutique! FM8 from Native Instruments is a detailed recreation – and also an overhaul – of the venerable Yamaha DX7’s FM synthesis engine. It is compatible with patches for the original hardware, but more importantly, it offers a nice and structured approach to designing FM sounds. Frequency modulation is typically difficult to grasp beyond the very basic stuff, so any well thought-out means of simplifying the process are greatly appreciated!
Native Instruments FM8 sale
Our affiliate partner Plugin Boutique has teamed up with Native Instruments to bring you FM8 at a historically low price of USD 10. The offer will last until September 6, 2022. That’s a lot of time to consider spending a tenner on what some consider the final word on virtual FM synthesis. Granted, FM8 has been out for an elderly amount of time (in plug-in years). But it’s considered classic, instead of obsolete for many good reasons.
In addition to its well-studied interface and functionality that you can pick up from any decent YouTube channel or music production course, FM8 offers 960 presets and features such as FM matrix, arpeggiator, flexible envelopes, and patches straight off the old Yamahas.
The sound design process is split between the “Easy Edit Page” and more detailed parameter tweaking opportunities. Macro controls are also available to adjust more complex parameters swiftly. As for sound quality, FM8 is sharp and lush, capable of all the bells, keys, bass, and lead sounds you’d expect. It also comes with plenty of built-in effects to expand its sound-shaping possibilities.
Native Instruments FM8 sale at Plugin Boutique
FM8 will be on sale for just USD 10 until September 6, 2022 (down from USD 149). The offer is available exclusively from our affiliate partner Plugin Boutique *:
I’ve always wished they’d bring FM7 back. It had a much more authentic DX7 mk 1 feel to its interface.
Well. Could this mean an update could be finally coming? NI tends to reduce prices ahead of new products.
I hope so!
Or they’re trying to raise some quick cash? Over the past few years I’ve read things have been a bit of a bumpy ride at NI.
Maybe, since there is still no Apple Silicon Compatibility
Word has it that Korg are dropping the Opsix FM synth. FM synthesis is reported as saying ‘was it something I said?’ Thought we were gonna see a load of new generation FM stuff, but it looks like they’re all moving on to other things? Granular maybe?