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Fm synthesis Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jensen's Technology Glossary
The least-expensive method for producing synthesized sound. FM synthesis uses one sine wave to control the frequency of another. Most synthesizers built into PC audio boards and sound modules use more sophisticated synthesis techniques for greater accuracy in reproducing the sounds of different instruments.
Multimedia Glossary
a method of creating sounds or musical notes by directly manipulating the frequency (number of cycles per second) of the audio signal; most simple computer music systems use this method
Multimedia Glossary
low-end sound cards create computerized tones using FM - "frequency modulation". The result sounds very unmusical, computer-generated. FM synthesis is being replaced by more lifelike technology called wavetable , where sounds are created from actual recordings of instruments.
Glossary of Electronic Music Terms
A technique in which frequency modulation (FM) is used to create complex audio waveforms. See frequency modulation.
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Fm synthesis Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In audio and music, frequency modulation synthesis (or FM synthesis) is a form of audio synthesis where the timbre of a simple waveform (such as a square, triangle, or sawtooth) is changed by modulating its frequency with a modulator frequency that is also in the audio range, resulting in a more complex waveform and a different-sounding tone that can also be described as "gritty" if it is a thick and dark timbre. The frequency of an oscillator is altered or distorted, "in accordance with the amplitude of a modulating signal."

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Fm synthesis Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A type of synthesis based on complex combinations of sine waves.
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