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Waves Audio Debuts Flow Motion FM Synth

New plugin combines FM (frequency modulation) and analog-style subtractive synthesis in one instrument.

By PSW Staff December 3, 2018

Interface for Waves Flow Motion FM Synth

Waves Audio introduces the Flow Motion FM Synth, an addition to its expanding line of virtual instruments.

Design basses, leads, pads and FX with this hybrid FM synth, featuring a 16-step snapshot sequencer, presets, and a graphic interface that makes FM synthesis playful and easy.

Flow Motion combines the best elements of FM (frequency modulation) and analog-style subtractive synthesis in one instrument.

The Flow screen eases your way into FM synthesis, with a uniquely designed graphic FM modulation matrix that connects four mono/polyphonic oscillators with independent waveform and pan controls. Users can easily modify assignments between the oscillators, using four independent floating LFO/envelope modulators with drag-and-drop manipulation.

The Motion screen lets users further control filters, amplitude, EQ and FX in a “traditional” subtractive way. The 16-step snapshot sequencer enables users to easily capture 16 different states of the synth and switch between them in real time. With 16 recallable snapshots per patch, users can quickly create jaw-dropping sequences, on the fly and in the flow.

Flow Motion FM Synth features:
— Hybrid FM synth combining FM and subtractive synthesis
— Intuitive graphic FM modulation matrix with instant visual feedback
— 1000+ strong preset library, including exclusive artist presets
— 4 high-resolution oscillators
— 4 flexible LFOs and envelope modulators
— 16-step snapshot sequencer: sequence up to 16 recallable snapshots per patch
— Built-in note sequencer/arpeggiator
— Studio-quality FX
— Use as standalone instrument or plugin, in the studio or live
— NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine

With an additional 16-step note sequencer/arpeggiator and built-in FX, this hybrid synth is light on the learning curve.

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