Year / Date of Issue: 2001
Developer: Native Instruments
Developer site: Native Instruments
Bit depth: 32bit
Vista Compatibility: Full
Windows 7 compatibility: full
Interface language: English
Windows 98, Pentium III 450 MHz, 64 MB RAM, 16-bit sound card.
It is known that the new is the well-forgotten old.
In fact, any popular trend tends to get bored first, and then shine again,
sometimes even brighter than before. Sounds like FM is destined for the same fate
as has already happened with analog synthesizers, which have recently been in demand again by musicians and composers.
In any case, the massive appearance of modern versions of FM synthesizers suggests just such thoughts.
Like many other virtual replicants,
Native Instruments FM7 does not rest on stupid copying of its legendary prototype,
but offers the user, perhaps, all the possibilities known today in the field of digital FM synthesis.
However, the affinity with the Yamaha DX 7 is so obvious that any musician who has worked with it
will feel comfortable with the program.
FM7 can read and play full sound banks of not only DX 7,
but also the entire line of later Yamaha FM synthesizers: DX 7 II, DX 11, TX 7, TX 81 Z, DX 21, DX 27, DX 100, TX 802,
and the last one – DX 200. Of course, you can use thousands of patches posted on the Internet.
In addition to opening saved files, the FM7 is capable of receiving direct dumps from MIDI-connected Yamaha FM synthesizers.
FM7 distribution includes 256 own patches, 128 patches borrowed from Yamaha DX 7 and its expansion ROM cards,
and 32 tones from the DX 200. In addition, a detailed paper description is included, which will be useful to study,
if you’re still new to FM synthesis.
This is an image of the original Native Instruments FM7 installation disc! (year 2001).
Activation: Mount the image on the device using (Alcohol 52% or DAEMON Tools), or burn to CD.
Click on the INSTAL FULL VERSION button in the window that appears.
Enter the serial number (located in the text document serial.txt) and your username, select the directory for installation.
OTHER NI PRODUCTS button – created by the manufacturer for familiarization with other DEMO products.