MATRIXSYNTH: How to create an electric guitar sound on an FM synthesizer (Yamaha Reface DX)

Thursday, April 18, 2019

How to create an electric guitar sound on an FM synthesizer (Yamaha Reface DX)


Published on Apr 18, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"In this video, I'm trying to create an 80s power guitar sound on the Reface DX, a 4 operator FM synthesizer - table of contents below! Various FM terms&techniques (algorithms, carriers, modulators, keyboard sensitivity curve, pitch and amp envelopes, noise generation) are employed and explained.

You can download this sound here: https://soundmondo.yamahasynth.com/us...

Table of contents:

00:00 Introduction
00:20 choosing an algorithm
00:35 setting operator levels and ratios
02:19 amp envelope for the carrier
03:51 amp evelopes for the modulators
06:01 LFO pitch and amp Modulation
07:08 pitch envelope modulation for "plucking" Sound
07:58 velocity sensitivity for level and overall brightness of the sound
09:20 keyboard scaling rate (KSC-R)
09:59 effects: distortion and delay
10:36 short demo using internal effects
11:25 short demo with some guitar pedals
12:05 bla bla"

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