EssenceFM MKII

€ 1390


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Saturday 05 June and Sunday 13 June





The EssenceFM is a powerful and easy to use FM synthesizer, allowing you to explore the endless soundscapes offered by FM synthesis. With a super-responsive touchscreen, assignable knobs and workflow optimized for sound design, creating rich and unique sounds is easier than on any other FM synthesizer.



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Tons of Features

  • 300 voice polyphony (6-op FM mode)
  • 300x Resonant multimode filter (1 per voice, highpass/lowpass) with dedicated envelope
  • 300x Syncable LFO (1 per voice) with multiple waveforms and phase options - Additional LFOs can be simulated with envelope loops and operators
  • Up to 128 splits & layers per patch, triggered by the powerful voice sequencer
  • 300x Voice Sequencer: 128 step/128 layers triggered on each note
  • Free algorithm design
  • 6-point graphical envelopes with loop point, linear & exponential modes
  • 48 customizeable waveforms
  • 16 part / 300 voice multitimbral
  • 8 balanced audio outputs
  • 3328 memory slots for voices and patches
  • MIDI: In, Out, Thru, USB Host, USB Device, Ethernet
  • 2x stereo effect DSPs with Reverbs, Chorus, Delays, Distortions, Phaser, Bitcrush and more
  • 32 bit processing, 24 bit DAC
  • Powerful 8-entry modulation matrix with 139 sources and 224 destinations
  • Custom scales support (microtuning, Scala file import)
  • Stand alone MIDI file playback (from USB drive)
  • Digital .wav audio rendering to USB drive, 16 or 24 bit
  • DX7 sysex import
  • Upgradable firmware
  • More than 1000 sound presets (full patch list - full voice list)
  • Fully isolated outputs which prevent any noise or ground loops when connecting the EssenceFM through USB
  • Only made from steel and thick anodized aluminium parts
  • Removable rack ears
  • Smooth and reliable rotary encoders
  • High quality Kailh mechanical switches

Sound examples

Blips & Bass
Phaser Pad
Electric Rhythms
Egyptian Split
Randomly Generated Sounds
Orchestral
Orchestral Multi
Rock Organ
Reso + Delay
Voice Sequencer Pad

What the EssenceFM offers

Screenshot of an algorithm made of different connected operators
Design your own FM algorithms by connecting operators together. Create complex looped envelopes in seconds.

Screenshot of the waveform drawing interface
New waveforms can be drawn with your fingers or imported from wave files.

Screenshot of the patch page
Combine several FM voices to make huge sounds, with split points, round robin and other advanced features

Screenshot of the Voice Sequencer
The powerful Voice Sequencer allows you to trigger layers to create rhythmic and interesting sound textures.

EssenceFM front panel view
Try, experiment, destroy, re-build... The Undo/Redo keys are here to help you explore FM synthesis.

Schematic showing how the EssenceFM can be integrated in a studio
Wide set of inputs and outputs for easy integration in your studio or live setup.

Schematic showing the EssenceFM touch screen
Super-responsive capacitive touch screen with multitouch support.

More details

Please check the main product page for more detailed information.

Check our Youtube playlist for demos and tracks made with the EssenceFM.

You can also look at the user manual to get an in-depth understanding of its features.

Warranty, Reliability & Confidence

We successfully shipped 150 units from the first production run, with 0 returns. A 2-year warranty comes with all our products.
Each unit is packaged in a double reinforced box and shipped with insurance at our charge.

Why the EssenceFM

This synth is the result of our dreams and efforts to create the best user interface to interact with FM synthesis. No endless menus, no weird key combinations, no complex structure to remember. Everything is displayed on screen, every element is editable by pressing on it. After years of doing FM synthesis, we know that it requires some trial and error to find the perfect sound, and that exploration process is fun only when the interface doesn't work against you. The EssenceFM is full of small details that makes workflow better: 1024 undo/redo steps while editing, copy/paste on every element, clear navigation using 4 modes and a breadcrumb, real-time envelope level display on the operators and much more. All that makes for a powerful and enjoyable synthesizer.

It keeps improving

As a small manufacturer, we're working hard to make competitive products against big companies. We can't offer the lowest prices, but we can offer the best features and listen to all your feedbacks to make it an even better synth. The forum section is where you can exchange and suggest ideas, we already implemented lots of them in firmware updates and that will keep going.

Package Contents

  • EssenceFM synthesizer (MKII version)
  • Printed user manual
  • 2x 3U 19" rack mount brackets
  • 4x screws
  • Universal (100-240V) AC adapter
  • IEC power cable
  • 2x rubber strip

We have most plug types in stock. We ship the right cable according to your country, if you have specific needs contact us right after ordering.