Understanding FM Synthesis with King Unique / 48

Join Matt Thomas (King Unique) as he demystifies one of the most powerful, yet often misunderstood studio tools.. FM Synthesis


FM is a beast to get to grips with.. but here Matt lays down the foundations by giving us a bit of background history on the technology before covering all the most common parameters and functions of FM and finishing with some sound design examples. Using Ableton Live's Operator, all of the learning outcomes and core concepts in this course can be easily applied to any modern FM synth such as FM8, FL’s Sytrus and even Logic's basic EFM1 or Retro synths.


Well explained and easy to understand, after this FM shouldn’t be that scary thing you shy away from anymore, but a major weapon you can now add to your production arsenal. Just check out the sound examples in the last video to see how powerful, deep and phat FM can be.