FM Player 2: Classic DXII + AU - OFFICIALLY OUT NOW!
The real version of FM Player 2 is out now –
For those who have been here a bit, FM Player was the first music instrument app I released a couple of years ago. It's been a humbling and amazing experience. By making it open-source, several other people contributed to help it get to the point it's at today.
There were many things keeping me motivated to finish – It blew me away to see Herbie Hancock use it in Studio Sessions. It floored me to hear the Power DX7 YouTube channel say it's the "Best Sounding DX7 sounds on any platform". And, it baffles me that so many big/major label producers use it – Recently I talked to a Grammy nominated producer who helped create the #1 song on the Top 200 Billboard Charts last week. He confessed he uses stock FM Player presets. Hopefully, FM Player 2 builds on that legacy.
For me it's all about tone. If you're looking for 600k+ presets – This isn't the app.
For the process, I auditioned over 20,000 presets over the past year through an amazing DX7II unit (from a famous studio in NY. This exact unit was rumored to have once been played by Bowie, as some of you know). Then the sound sources were narrowed down to the best. Then used those as a starting place to create something new. What results is something familiar, yet, new and beautiful. It's all about sound and the feelings they evoke...
All FM Player users will get FM Player 2 for free (100k+ musicians) 🚀
As a thank you for supporting AudioKit early. So, all of you who have downloaded FM Player will get this free.
Even better, FM Player 2 has 3x the source sounds, and saves you 100mb+ of device storage over FM Player 1. (The whole app is around 300mb installed)
If you feel inspired to make some stacks/tweaks, there’s a “DXII Signature” bank that I can add any patches you make. Or, even add in the future. Hoping to release the app next Wednesday.