FM-Four
by ToneBytes
3.6 / 5     (20 votes)
FM-Four recreates 4 operators FM synthesis with some improvements like the well known YAMAHA OPL/OPL2 chipsets.

FM-Four can produce wide range of timbres that are rich in harmonics.
  • 8 FM Algorithms.
  • 4 operators with coarse and fine tuning.
  • 8 waveforms per operator (Sinus, Half-sinus, Abs-sinus, Quarter-sinus, Square, Triangle, Half-triangle, Abs-triangle).
  • Multimode LFO synced with BPM and with Random mode.
  • 4 filters.
  • 8 stage envelope generator for multimode modulator.
  • Distortion.
  • Internal chorus.
  • Internal 10 bands equalizer.
  • Easy control with pop-up menus.
  • 64 factory presets.
  • Built-in preset manager with ability to patch name editing.
  • VST automation.
  • Full MIDI Learning.
Downloads
Zikey Mar 04 2019
(3 / 5)
Mar 04 2019
A critical review here by a FM fanatic. FM-Four presents itself as a 4-operator FM synth, presumably to be compared against the Yamaha 4-op synths such as DX21, DX100 and DX27, as well as the 4-op FM chips inside various arcades and game systems. It contains Yamaha's eight standard 4-op algorithms to choose from. It features "improvements", such as additional waveforms other than a sine. This is all quite nice in fact. But due to missing features that come standard on a DX21, FM-Four has two major drawbacks. The first is that it contains no "operator feedback". Which is an essential, elemental component of Yamaha's flavor of FM. The second major drawback is that there is only ONE envelope! The DX21 had four envelopes to control each operator. So this will not provide you with an accurate simulation of Yamaha sounds. But it contains extras such as chorus, a filter and LFO. So it is capable of its own unique sounds. Finally - it sounds a bit clicky. There's no way to declick the oscillators, unfortunately. There are better FM synths out there providing a richer sound. eFemme is perhaps the best free Yamaha-like VST out there.
Tjarskoye Nov 08 2018
(3 / 5)
Nov 08 2018
Los Chip OPL-YM3526 (1984) & OPL2-YM3812 (1985), fueron usados por los Sintetizadores Yamaha PSR-11, 12 & 32 (1986-87) y los Yamaha PSS-140, 170, 270, 360, 460, 470, 560 & 570 (1986-87). Los Softwares Dexed & Oxe emulan al Sintetizador Yamaha DX7 (Chip OPS-YM2128) y el software DDX10 emula al los sintetizadores Yamaha TX81Z & DX-11 (Chip OPZ-YM2414). Si no saben, no escriban estupidezes.
Functionform May 15 2017
(5 / 5)
May 15 2017
Great FM synth, comprehensible unlike Dexed and modern unlike OXE. Pick this up if you want to get down to modern FM with an ez to use package.
Anonymous Sept 06 2016
(3 / 5)
Sept 06 2016
cpu hungry
Music=Life Nov 03 2016
Nov 03 2016
Don't forget it's an FM synth. And yes, they are CPU hungry :D
Thanos Jun 13 2018
Jun 13 2018
Both Dexed and DDX10 are not CPU hungry. While OXE is multitimbral.
Anonymous Nov 29 2013
Nov 29 2013
Fantastic synth, it sounds right away. Incredible sounds!
cjohn Nov 09 2013
(5 / 5)
Nov 09 2013
Juicy basses! Simple in use!
Jeremy Aug 14 2013
(4 / 5)
Aug 14 2013
Fantastic WOB and REESE basses!!!
Ferroll Jul 14 2013
Jul 14 2013
Nothing special here, just a typical synth VST.
David Allen Productions Nov 16 2017
Nov 16 2017
It is free. And sounds nice.
colby Nov 14 2020
Nov 14 2020
You just dont know how to use it