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Sound Design with Native Instruments FM8

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This book will teach you how to design sounds using Frequency Modulation (FM) synthesis techniques in Native Instruments FM8. With the help of interface screenshots, multiple audio examples and even videos this book delivers an ideal platform to learn a complicated synthesis technique. 

A basic understanding of FM synthesis in Native Instruments FM8 is assumed as this book does not cover theoretical concepts, just practical applications. Having said that, readers with limited knowledge in FM synthesis will also gain a lot by just following along the book and creating the sounds. There isn’t a better way to learn sound design other than actually designing sounds.

Try out the free chapter to get a feel for how this book is laid out before purchasing the entire book. Also check out my other free sound design book on Native Instruments Massive.

It is recommended to experience this book on a Mac or an iPad. You can also use an iPhone or iPod Touch but those platforms are not ideal for the way this book is formatted.

What's New in Version 1.1

Minor updates to text formatting.


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Customer Reviews

Nice walkthrough

I understand the basics of FM but making usable sounds is really a struggle. I've made 6 of the sounds in this book so far and the process is starting to become more clear. The analytical conclusions are a very nice addition to process what all the adjustments actually mean.

In case the author is reading, there is a nasty typo towards the bottom of page 61.

Sound Design with Native Instruments FM8
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  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Music
  • Published: Aug 27, 2015
  • Publisher: Rishabh Rajan
  • Seller: Rishabh Rajan
  • Print Length: 100 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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