For a limited time, you can purchase the Native Instruments FM8, a popular FM Synthesizer plugin for macOS and Windows, for $10
Absynth 5, FM8, Massive… from Native Instruments are, for many, the absolute Synthesizer plugin classics. Many music producers still use these plugins today. But you can tell the age of the plugins. Old GUI, classic features, etc. Due to the large number of new wavetable, FM… synths, many of them have become unattractive because of better UIs, more creative features, better sound, etc.
Plus, Absynth 5 has been discontinued, and Massive got a successor with Massive X… The only plugin which is still available in its original version is FM8. This is a good opportunity if you are always interested in FM8 and want to add it to your arsenal. Plugin Boutique is currently offering FM8 for just $10/€10.
Native Instruments FM8 $10
The hottest question you ask is: does FM8 still get updates? The answer is yes. Last year Native Instruments released the VST3 version as well as native Apple Silicon M1/M2 support for FM8. So it works also on your latest macOS computer and system. The feature highlights are:
- 960+ presets, including sounds from FM7 Sounds Vol I and II
- full-matrix modulation: freely adjustable algorithm structure with six operators plus distortion and analog-style filter operators
- versatile arpeggiator for intuitive generation of intricate patterns
- quick-access effects rack with 12 high-quality effects, such as phaser, flanger, tube amp, overdrive, delays, EQs
- advanced graphical envelopes with 32 stages, looping, and tempo synchronization
- reads and reproduces classic FM sound programs of yesteryear such as the DX and TX series
- NKS support
FM8 for $10/€10 is a very good deal. it’s a classic of FM synthesis. However, you have to deal with the olf-fashion UI, which is not scalable and not as beautiful as today’s interfaces.
Native Instruments FM8 is available now for $10/10€ instead of 149€ from Plugin Boutique until August 31st, 2023. It runs as a VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin on macOS (Intel + native Apple Silicon M1/M2). Plus, you get iZotope Neutron 4 Elements or Excite Audio Lifeline Console Lite as a gift with purchase.
More information here: Plugin Boutique