There’s something special about analogue synthesiser circuitry that means you can never quite get the same sound twice – oscillator tuning fluctuates with the ambient temperature; knobs and sliders track differently according to the slightest variation in touch; components hiss and crackle differently depending on what routing is patched in. With all this in mind, we’ve turned the traditionally precise, digital palette of NI’s FM8 synth on its head to bring you the warmest, most human sounds we’ve yet heard from the FM beast – enter Curved Horizon – FM8 Vintage Presets! With deep, growling Basses, atmospheric, unstable Pads, versatile, characterful Synths, unique, punchy Chords, floating, turning Leads and bright, variable Plucks, there’s a huge range of expression built into the very fabric of this release. From slowly shifting phases and randomised pitch variations to oscillator detuning interferences and crunchy, buzzing filter control, these 50 vintage presets and 50 MIDI loops will let you squeeze every last drop of glowing, analogue gorgeousness from FM8.
We’ve taken a great deal of inspiration from psychedelic ambient music, chill-out and vintage cinematic soundtracks to serve up this heap of warm, crackly, flickering goodness for you – gaze out as the horizon stretches and twists towards you with Curved Horizon – FM8 Vintage Presets!