The ubiquitous DX7 used six operators for its FM tone generator. The DX9 and FB-01 four operator systems were somewhat simpler, but still able to produce interesting and expressive sounds.
In this month’s issue, author Michael Huisman’s article describes two programming capabilities for the four operator FB-01 that six operator instruments cannot do, and John McEnary explains how the MEP4 MIDI Event Processor can create diatonic harmony and even counterpoint!
Do you remember the FB-01 or DX9? Tell us about it in the forum.
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