‘Cyberdyne’ – adventures into FM synthesis…

My first post related to some recent experimentation in the world of Native Instruments Reaktor. I’ve been working on a synth as part of my university module in Sound Design and one of many instruments to come out of this was ‘Cyberdyne’ – a rather quirky FM synth with a bit of additive synthesis as a warming bonus. I’ll be posting a link to download this soon as well as some audio demos once I’ve ironed out a few programming niggles but a screenshot will do for now!

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As you can see I’ve gone for a rather ramshackle aesthetic – what started as a main OSC section with amp envelopes and filter quickly expanded with lots of literal ‘bolt on’ sections including the FM modulation and oscillators 3 – 6 (the additive section of the synth). A delay module was tucked in on the bottom right to give some of the sounds a little more character. Its capable of some interesting tones and some recognisable DX style patches. It was a lot of fun to make and certainly won’t be my last Reaktor ensemble. I would urge anyone with Reaktor to give it a go and make some noise!

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