Synth Quickie – FM Bass

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Since we’re so nice, we wrote down the synth recipes for your convenience:

Simple & modern:

  • Type of Synthesis: FM
  • Operator Routing: 2 -> 1
  • Operator 1
    • Waveform: Sine
  • Operator 2
    • Waveform: Sine
    • Pitch Ratio: 2:1
    • Amp Envelope: Sustain between 0 and 80%, quick Decay
    • Level: Between 80% and Max

Bit more complex, and classic

  • Type of Synthesis: FM
  • Operator Routing: 2&3 -> 1
  • Operator 1
    • Waveform: Sine
  • Operator 2 will give us our electric bass tone
    • Waveform: Sine
    • Pitch Ratio: 1:1
    • Amp Envelope: Max Sustain
    • Level: Between 60-80%
  • Operator 3 will give us our attack transient
    • Waveform: Sine
    • Pitch Ratio: 7:1 (adjust to taste)
    • Amp Envelope: Sustain at 0, quick Decay
    • Level: Between 70-80%

The Dexed download link is right here. No, not the word “here”, the orange ones. You missed them, go back. Yeah.


As per usual, the patch challenge is up and running so you can upload your version of an FM bass to the forum and discuss whatever you want with fellow Syntorians. Upload away!

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