Xen-FMTS 2 • The Sidebander • ARO Demo
A short FM-geek timbre demonstration of the Xen-FMTS 2 LFOs running at audio rate. There are seven dedicated hybrid modulators for Operators A, B, C, D, Filters, Amplifier and Pitch. Each modulator includes an ADSR style envelope generator, and an LFO which can be switched to run at audio-rate. With the LFOs running at audio-rate, the pitch is controlled by the MIDI-to-CV and the loaded MTS Microtuning file; transforming them into pitch-accurate microtonal-controlled oscillators, which are in turn capable of introducing microtuning related sideband spectra into the composite synthesizer signal.
It is likely self apparent that when doing one's own custom sound-design, it's not necessary to set all of the LFOs to run at audio rate, which as shown in the above demo, quickly creates a pretty dense spectral forest. This is more to show that complex timbres can be generated from extremely simple sources - i.e. - in this case sinewaves.