MATRIXSYNTH: PreenFM2 - 20 min. Exploration and Randomization - No talking

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PreenFM2 - 20 min. Exploration and Randomization - No talking


Published on Jan 14, 2020 synth-love

"Note: For those wondering, I do not personally find these sounds particularly beautiful or useful. I have many hundreds of sounds that I've programmed that are very beautiful (to me) - typical fm sounds. This video is more exploration. Perhaps you need to be interested in sound to understand but though I found very little in this 20 minute exploration useful or beautiful it is still a very fun and interesting process to go through.

Interesting points:

00:30 - saving a sound
10:30 - slight mods to make an interesting randomization more useful
12:00 - bit crusher filter examples
13:45 onward - some harsher drum and bass type sounds
17:50 more programming
18:30 onward - some pad type sounds

Most of the session is use of the randomizer to explore new sounds.

Each time the mod button (or any of the buttons on the left side) is pressed, the sound is randomized according to the four nob settings. With the Arturia Keystep (off screen) I play the current sound a bit. When I find something promising I stop and save it to go back to later. I believe you'll find the workflow fast and easy.

Later on I do some editing to make randomized sounds more useful. In particular you can see the workflow to turn operators on and off to the source of parts of the sound you may not like.

A bit of the fun is lost watching someone else do this but if you are into FM synths I think you'll enjoy the PreenFM2."

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