"FM Fatale"

"FM Fatale" [mp3 removed]

Have been teaching myself how to program frequency modulated (additive) synthesis using the FM7 synth, an NI softsynth modeled on the '80s-vintage Yamaha DX7. "Program" rather dignifies it--it's not as if I'm writing the algorithms, just making my own patches within the synth's rather arcane "operator matrix." About half of this song is "my" sounds made that way and the rest factory presets. The rhythm at the beginning is an 808 loop that I am using as "audio in" to the FM7 for effects.