FM8 needs a multi mode or the ability to layer patches

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions' started by Gerry Peters, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Gerry Peters

    Gerry Peters New Member

    It seems like FM8 would be greatly improved with some sort of multi mode, where you could layer FM8 with itself. The DXIIFD not only let you layer 2 FM sounds, but also 2 more AWM (audio samples). Several Yamaha FM synths after the DX7 were able to layer at least 2 sounds some could do more. This is such a valuable feature for FM synthesis. It seems like it shouldn't be too hard for a soft synth. This would be a quantum leap for FM8
  2. microwerx

    microwerx New Member

    I think you are confusing this with the SY77. The SY77 had AWM that you could combine with the FM in the way that you describe. The DX7IIFD was FM only. But adding a multitimbral capability like the Kontakt plugin would be cool.
  3. MarioD

    MarioD NI Product Owner

  4. musos

    musos NI Product Owner

    You're asking for improvements to FM8? You may as well ask a stone.
    NI appear to be focused on selling new packs of stuff but don't seem to care much about existing customers and older products.

    Nice suggestion though...
    You could always just open a few instances of FM8 in your DAW and "layer" them in that way.