Flow Motion - new $39 FM synth from Waves

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antic604
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Post 26 Nov 2018

https://www.waves.com/plugins/flow-motion-fm-synth

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  • 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 oscillators4 flexible LFOs and envelope modulators
  • 16-step snapshot sequencer: sequence up to 16 recallable snapshots per patch
  • Built-in note sequencer/arpeggiator
  • State-of-the-art studio-quality FX
  • Use as standalone instrument or plugin, in the studio or live
  • NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine
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danc
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Post 27 Nov 2018

hurricane wrote:
26 Nov 2018
$30.14 with code YNY23 from https://plugindiscounts.com
I trialled it and then got it from Plugin Discounts and used the voucher code.

I've read some 'mehhhhh' reactions on other forums about this synth... doing the usual Waves knocking... however... their main complaint was the wiring mechanism being odd./confusing but for us Reason owners we spend our days wiring up our sounds and it feels really natural and right to me - in fact because it's much more modular than your usual FM synth you start to get sounds you've never experienced before in a soft-synth. It's a really powerful synth with its own unique sound character - thumbs up.

Check out this in-depth review/tutorial/first-look...

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Despondo
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Post 28 Nov 2018

danc wrote:
27 Nov 2018
I've read some 'mehhhhh' reactions on other forums about this synth... doing the usual Waves knocking... however... their main complaint was the wiring mechanism being odd./confusing but for us Reason owners we spend our days wiring up our sounds and it feels really natural and right to me - in fact because it's much more modular than your usual FM synth you start to get sounds you've never experienced before in a soft-synth. It's a really powerful synth with its own unique sound character - thumbs up.
I agree. It's a unique way of displaying and programming an FM synth that makes sense to me too, as a Reason user.

tallguy
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Post 29 Nov 2018

Yoad from Waves talks a bit more about Flow Motion on the latest Sonic TALK.


scratchnsnifff
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Post 04 Dec 2018

I don’t mind waves plugins but I don’t use the ones I have all that much. I just never saw the hype that they are known for. I only have Codex and s few mastering tools from waves. But on a good note, maybe this fm synth will be something better than codex.

I must say I think it looks awesome, and I always love developers different spin of FM synths, my only gripe is when they say hybrid synth because it has a filter. Nowadays most people use filters either. Because it’s part of the synth, or because they have a 3rd party filter

I could see if it was additive and FM or phase distortion and FM, or even wavetable and FM

Expanse is a perfect example of a hybrid synth (according to my terms lol) it has a partial editor, can make Karplus strong synthesis sounds, do FM/RM, and wavetables. I guess if it were me I’d call this one a FM synth with a flare of subtractive synthesis

Or a FM synth with a filter. Does waves offer trials?
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danc
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Post 04 Dec 2018

scratchnsnifff wrote:
04 Dec 2018
Or a FM synth with a filter. Does waves offer trials?
Yes they do - 7 days.

https://www.waves.com/support/demo-waves-products
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