In keeping with the same nomenclature as Yamaha, we chose to use the word “elements” to refer to an oscillator. You see this is not just a rompler, rather, a sophisticated way to layer different textures. You can choose a category, then choose a sound per the category. You have up to four elements in which to choose from which lends to plenty of room in which to create your own unique EP sound. Be careful! All of our single sounds are already stacked and processed to perfection, so you only need a little layering. You also have the ability to change the volume, mute, and solo each individual element. This makes for a great way to mix your sound or solo individual elements in order to focus in on a particular sound. With so many FM EP textures you are sure to be able to create whatever FM Tine you desire, so don’t be afraid to create your own presets.
 

Elements Section

The controls section is the place where you can control the AMP, velocity curve, and the other aspects that control the volume, panning, pitch, and filter of each particular sound. Pay particular attention to the velocity curve, amount, and sensitive as we have provided a great deal of control over the velocity as we know this is paramount to the “feel” of an electric piano. If you want to stack, then use the velocity switch to trigger certain elements per velocity.


For you synth geeks, we’ve added Dirt and Metal controls. The dirt is an amazing effect that lowers the bit rate of the sound to give it a more dirtier sound, while the metal knob adds a little bit of ring modulation to create even more analog/digital dirtiness.


The filter section uses UVI’s classic analog technology for a warm filtering system. You have a ton of filters to choose from, so you can shape the sound to your liking.


Remember to make sure you select the correct element that corresponds with the correct control as we allow a lot of control per element as if it were its own miniature synth.

 

Controls Section

UVI/Machfive 3 has a ton of great effects. This is one of the reasons why we have chosen to use this platform, because it feels as if you have a plugin within a plugin. In particular the Chorus and Ensemble are absolutely amazing. These add a special analog warmth to it--almost as if you are playing the actual hardware. We’ve added rotary speaker, analog crunch, phaser, flanger, and a ping-pong delay. We love using the Stereo effect to instantly widen out the sound to create a spacious presence that seem to move and and add life to every sound. We chose the most important effects that you will probably use and need when it comes to that classic FM sound. The great part is that they are very low in CPU usage, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations. Remember as well that the phaser and delay sync to your DAW.
 

Effects Section

The Mastering section is where we put the icing on the cake. There is an incredibly useful 8-Band EQ that you can control each element individually. There is a Mastering section with a very useful Tube gain knob that not only adds more gain, but can easily add some tube saturation at high levels. The compressor/gate section allows you to add more attack to a sound. This is good, for example, if you want to isolate some of the attacks of a particular EP, while at the same time, combining the decay of another EP.


We, personally, like adding a little more on the highs from the EQ, to give it a very crispy and crystal like sheen to each sound. Combine that with the Shimmer effect on the reverb and you have a perfect EP sound. This works well with the strings as well.

 

Master Section

Disk Streaming

Unlimited Polyphony

Unlimited Parts

Streamlined Mixing

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During the time of the DX7, there were a few other keyboards that contained some amazing DX7 electric piano-like sounds. One of those being the Roland D-50. The Roland D-50 possessed some good FM style electric pianos, but what it was really know for were it’s amazing bells. And who could forget the classic Korg O1/W with the classic Dyno EP. This was an FM type of sound that had a crystal type of sustain noise that sounded angelic. Let’s not forget the Roland JD800 Crystal EP as well.


What many people do not realize is that the grandfather to all of these crystal, dyno, and bell noises was the Yamaha DX7. So why not go to the source? So what we did was hire some awesome programmers as well as license some actual DX7 type of samples that could mimic those sounds. So not only did we mimic those classic D-50 bell tones and the classic O1/W dyno, we used an actual DX7 (converted to the SY99) to do it.


So all of your classic sounds are here waiting for you to enjoy. This is why this is the most extensive FM Electric Piano library ever made!