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Here's an article about the use of Native Instruments' FM7 software synth to replace 8 DX7's in a live performance in Berlin:
http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=philharmonic_us

May be of interest to some folks at this forum....

Regards - Colin


Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:40 pm
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thanks.. i love NI stuff.. the fm8 is a monster.


Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:18 pm
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You're quite correct: FM7 was great and FM8 is even better.

Did you know that there are literally 1000's of free DX7 sounds on the internet that one can import into FM7/FM8 ?

If and when you do this, here's my favourite tips for making the old sounds come alive:
1) Go to the <Easy> page and lift the Stereo Width - works magic!
2) If possible, increase the output volume. Most old patches are too soft.
3) Tweak velocity sensitivity on some operators - makes the patches more "live"
4) Add reverb or delay etc - season to taste.

I also reduce the detune parameter as many old patches sound far
"tighter" when this is decreased. A slow chorus works a lot better on
a pad patch than a hideous detune which renders the sound irritating
and incompatible with other instruments.

Enjoy.... Colin


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