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The DX7 and FM synthesis – in their days – opened up a new horizon. Together with subtractive synthesis and sampling technology, FM was the most important development in synthesizer history. Neither VCO nor VCA that came with analogue machines provided comparable results. In 1983 when everyone seemed to own a Yamaha DX7, Frequency Modulation, as a concept, was the next step, redefined what a synthesizer could sound like, redefined the whole synthesizer market.
Turning back the time, Wall of Sounds Vol. 7 “World of FM” features excellent and exceptional FM sounds, far away from any factory preset, yet far away from unusable. Many FM banks on this CD-ROM are “TX 816-like”, with powerful FM sounds by layering 2, up to 8 FM tone generators. Most of them are true stereo samples. Furthermore, each bank was programmed with preset variations like VCF, Attack, Release, +8va-Tuning, Glide and Portamento, giving you a complete set of versatile FM sounds.
It’s getting really interesting when one starts up combining FM sounds with pan and detune using layers. Nearly all sounds on this CD-ROM are 2 to 8 times layers, realized using the Yamaha TX 816 and Yamaha TX 802 – experience these sound quality! Our sound designer Jцrg Trapp went even further: in the banks 58-66 – FM-Hybrid-Synths FM-Sounds were mixed to analogue and other sounds.
“World of FM” was created using the Yamaha TX 816, DX 7 II FD and TX 802 digital synthesizers.