Kodamo has announced the EssenceFM, which they describe as a modern high-end synthesizer dedicated to FM synthesis. Here's the story in their own words...
EssenceFM features the super powerful VFM engine (Variable Frequency Modulation) we designed, allowing flexibility in sound design and a lot of polyphony.
We are huge FM synthesis fans, but were disappointed with ergonomics and limitations we found in all FM synths. That's how the EssenceFM is born. It follows a very straightforward, graphical approach to make sound editing fun and easy : operator's outputs are shown in real time during playback, envelopes are displayed as editable graphical curves, operators can be drag&drop to build the algorithm, waveforms are editable...
The EssenceFM aims for simplicity without sacrifying power.
Main features :
This video shows the prototype shown at the SynthFest event in France, 7-9 june 2019. Hardware conception and preset sounds aren't finished, but most of the features have already been implemented.
Pricing and Availability:
Release Date : December 2019
A very early preview of the upcoming filter and Envelope modules
Analog multi effect unit with real tape delay and oodles of dirty character
Limited edition black synth plus a new audio interface and four FX pedals
NAMM 2003, Ed Sheeran, Wingie 2
Syntakt, Stuber Cherry Audio listening tests
And more - from back in the day
Gaz gets his hands on the tiny but powerful synth