I haven’t played around with my OP-Z for quite a while and wondered: What are your tricks to achieve good FM sounds? Missing my Monomachine, I am especially looking for interesting grainy metallic bass sounds. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your input
I’m not sure how you’d mimic those sounds, but you got me thinking about using the LFO as a really limited/weak FM operator.
I think it’d work best if you set the destination to 1 (P1–sample pitch) on a drum sample track and played with the depth, speed, and shape. P1 has a pretty large range in terms of playback speed, but you’re still limited by the speed of the LFO.
Synth tracks have a weaker option in destination 6 (pitch–semitone bend, basically) but you could technically still do some (very slow) frequency modulation.
I’d love to hear others’ thoughts/ideas, though.