Anyone left on here? I was messing around with a different way to setup growls in FM8 and I wanted to share something cool with anyone still hanging around! I always seem to have trouble getting sound variety when designing growls in FM8 and I came up with a different approach that seems to be more forgiving to that FM sensitivity where you get really nasty frequencies really quickly. It also seems to open up more modulator combinations because it keeps the noise tamed down.
The pic describes it all but the idea is to run the modulator signals through the Z filter first in order to tame the frequencies down before they hit your carrier. My Z filter is setup to be a bandpass btw. You can even automate the Z filter cutoff and resonance to evolve the sound even more.
I used to always run my modulators (A-E in the pic) directly into the carrier and pretty much ignored the filter in FM8 but this routing sets up a potentially creative way to make different sounds. It is something Massive or Serum can't do which is filter a wavetable before it modulates a carrier.
Not sure if this will help but it is something that I never really thought about doing in FM8.