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EssenceFM V6.0

KODAMO


Main Features
  • Polyphonic Portamento
  • MIDI-Synced Delay
  • 2 Feedbacks per Voice
  • Fractional Multipliers
  • Envelope Scaling
  • 4 Mono Modes
  • Feedback/Op Volume Smoothing
  • Improved DX7 Voice Import
  • Patch/Voice List Export


Full feature list and download

The EssenceFM started almost two years ago with the very ambitious goal of making FM synthesis easy, fun and powerful at the same time.
Creating such a synthesizer as a small company wasn't the easiest task, but you believed in us and supported our work since the beginning. To thank you all, we worked hard on many features you requested, and also improved existing ones.
We believe that the EssenceFM can do so much more than what people usually expect from an FM synthesizer. That's why, in the future, we'll focus more on content (sounds and videos), while refining the existing features.

As usual for new firmware releases, it's important to share your impressions and report any bug you may find.

Have fun and have a great holiday!
Failed Muso
Thank you for another amazing update! Happy New Year to everyone at Kodamo! 🙂👍
Soarer
Yeees 🤩
Strider
Thanks, this is awesome ! 🧡🧡🧡
Sunfalls
Awesome !!
Teomi
Nice one!!

Those drums at the beginning sound very good. I'm guessing it's all coming from the EFM?
KODAMO
Yes, actually the drums and the bass are a single patch with a built-in sequence. It's part of the sound bank that will be released in a few days 😀
Teomi
That is awesome!
These drums sound seriously good!
Soarer
Glad to hear you like the drums Teomi 😀
Yes hope to have the bank ready next week.
Kwerky
Fantastic update! 😊
Really looking forward to the new patches.
Xenosoul
Thank You😜😜😜😜😜😱😱😱😱😱😱
Benfay
Great! Thank you so much! 🤩
Strider
And what about the new Co5ma soundbank ?
Gliou
Bonjour,
Merci pour cette nouvelle mise à jour.

Petit soucis, il m' a fallut DAC Sync pour que les sorties audio s'active.
Soarer
“Mono: true mono” is still with Legato which it really shouldn’t be. The following notes’ attack are not triggered.
KODAMO
This could be another option called "retrigger attack on legato". Current way is still technically true mono, because note releases do not overlap anymore. A lot of analog synths do not retrigger the attack on legato because it sounds more musical (like having the choice to slur notes on an acoustic instrument)
DX100
Super update!
So many good things, well done, although the BIG microtuning bugs are still there.
When you transpose layers in a patch, the values are wrong, they don't correspond to the tuning but to the position in the tuning.
so for example a 5th wont always be a fifth and because it corresponds to the position in the tuning the tuning relationships change between layers as you play up and down the keyboard, I hope so much you can understand and work out this problem.
Soarer
Ok but I would still much prefer to have a plain mono mode with no legato or portomento especially for basses. Still I have to lift my finger completely in order to hear the full sound with attack. All synths I’ve owned, hardware and software have a simple mono mode like this where the full sound is played as it is and playing monophonically so that no notes overlap.
Is this somehow hard to do on the EssenceFM?
KODAMO
Is this somehow hard to do on the EssenceFM?

Not hard to do, it's just matter of thinking about it really 😉 There are some spare bytes in the performance data, so expanding the mono modes is totally feasible in the future.

When you transpose layers in a patch, the values are wrong, they don't correspond to the tuning but to the position in the tuning.
so for example a 5th wont always be a fifth and because it corresponds to the position in the tuning the tuning relationships change between layers as you play up and down the keyboard, I hope so much you can understand and work out this problem.

We'll check more in-depth for this behavior. Does that make sense to keep the current behavior and try to make the new one optional ? Or in real use, you always need the tuning to be shifted along with the transposition ?
Soarer
Sounds good.
Thanks for bringing the Alternator - it’s great for panning each note to the opposite side or for alternating octaves and I’m sure it’ll have many other uses.
DX100

We'll check more in-depth for this behavior. Does that make sense to keep the current behavior and try to make the new one optional ? Or in real use, you always need the tuning to be shifted along with the transposition ?


Yes optional is a very good idea as it sometimes can be interesting+people who might have made songs with the current behaviour will still be able to get the sound back.
DX100
The range of the new Y-points doesn't seem very much, even on 400%?
Soarer
The Alternator does not work in patches with 2 layers. When one layer is muted it works.

The new envelope scale parameters do not work with undo/redo and do not go to the default 0 when double tapping value.
KODAMO
Thanks for the report we'll look at these soon
DX100
Could we possibly have triplet and dotted notes in the bpm please?
Soarer
Yes I'd much rather see synced values instead of the BPM values which are not really helpful.
Strider
+1
Kwerky
+1
Kopplog

Yes I'd much rather see synced values instead of the BPM values which are not really helpful.

... in any case, a divisor/multiplicator seems to be the best along to the sync, IMHO. Let's don't miss quintuplets, etc...

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