MATRIXSYNTH: Getting the most out of FM with the DB-01

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Getting the most out of FM with the DB-01

video upload by Richard DeHove

"With a little simple tuning, FM on the DB-01 can become extremely useful. You can create multiple pattern variations by moving the FM tuning from note to note. And instead of "losing" the LFO it's now available to create interesting filter modulations that start sounding like bit crushers and distortion. Changing the LFO shape adds even more flavors. If you haven't used much FM before, it's worth choosing one of your favorite patterns and experimenting with variations.

In the video I use a Fabfilter L2 limiter on the output for consistency. More importantly, if you're trying to recreate the sound, I also have the CV out hooked directly to the VCF/CV in to give filter tracking.

0:00 Why no love for FM

0:36 Setting up for FM

1:15 Choose a note and tune

2:04 Filter modulation

3:30 Re-tuning to a new note

4:00 New pattern

4:52 The joys of the sub

5:24 Changing the LFO shape

7:40 Square wave FM

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