fm synthesis is about this strange happening when vibrato is twisted well past normal vibrato speed, it will start to
generate aliasing tones or phasing tones im not sure, but at the beginning, if youve only got a sine wave oscillator with
a sine wave vibrato you cant do much with it yet, but you could have a listen to what it sounds like, but thats just
to improve your chances after just using sine waves, you can use any complex operator you wish, and you can even apply fm
to the fm and it actually works and will give you more sounds.
what ive tended to notice is you should position your fm frequency still, and you should modulate your fm amplitude, amplitude
tends to sound better when its moving, and youll get a "moving" sound when you put an envelope on your amplitude which will make
it sound *alot* better, because real sounds are always constantly changing and youll gain that characteristic.
You can actually put an envelope on the frequency also, but its not quite as thrilling as the amplitude.
an "fm" pluck sounds pretty good, and you do it with decaying the amplitude of the fm oscillator and it sounds quite convincing.
so when i jump on an fm synth, im constantly testing frequencies, enveloping the amplitude and modifying the operator waves until
i get the sound i like, which sometimes doesnt happen, im not quite good at it yet.
But its quite fun, i got more than i expected out of fm, because i didnt expect much i in fact thought it didnt work at first.
and thats about all i can tell you at this stage, but i cant wait for whats next!
Whats similar to fm is rm or am.
FM - take one sine wave and use its amplitude to modulate the frequency of another sine wave
AM - take one sine wave and use its amplitude to modulate the amplitude of another sine wave
RM - take one sine wave and add it to the second sine wave
They all sound pretty similar, but I like fm because its sound is more obvious than am and rm, but am is still
nice it tends to make cleaner sounds if thats what your after, but you use all 3 the same way.
Im a bit confused about am and rm, some people think rm is just am, and rm is no different, but I think differently.