I'm super interested in finally unraveling the mysteries of FM synthesis as part of my weeklybeats project. I have a rudimentary grasp of FM and can manage quite a lot of sounds I like, eg, nice simulated filtery lead and bass sounds, little percussive tinny sounds and probably enough electric pianos to last a life time but there are a few sounds which I really have trouble with.
Alex Mauer posted an AWESOME video of custom drum sounds and 2 or 3 of them have me stumped. The snappy kick an boxy snare in the first drum loop and the very poppy/finger snappy sound from 0:15 to 0:20.
Im guessing the kick and the snare are made with a pair of modulators going into a pair of carriers with FB on op 4 using only sine waves (as im pretty sure that is all the FB01 had) but anyone have any more specific ideas?
Any other FM fans in the house?