slighlty OT: some synths...

Christian Hofmann chris at
Thu Nov 11 12:10:17 CET 1999

On Thu, 11 Nov 1999 09:21:55 +0000 (GMT)
"Paul Maddox" <Paul.Maddox at> wrote:

>   I love FM synthesis... I had a TX81z (4 op, 8 alg) and my mate
> said they were rubbish as you couldnt get a warm analog sound
> from them... a day later he came round, I played him a bass sound
> that made the window shake and was soo fat and analog it was mind
> numbing and a string patch that would have given a JP8 a reason
> to be worried... 

Well, I don't use the DX7 to sound analog. 
I use _because_ it can sound very different :-)

>    The reason FM flopped was, as you said, its not like programming
> an analog synth, you dont have a VCF, you add are harmonics rather
> than removing them..

Selling DXes in the millions (?) numbers isn't really a flop. But I know
what you mean...

>   sorry, I like FM a lot :-)

No reason to excuse. I don't listen AM stations either <g>


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