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K.M. Krebs QM-Synth

K.M. Krebs QM-Synth

QM-Synth by K.M. Krebs is a synth implementing Quantized Modulator (QM) synthesis.

Zed @ Synth Of Mine explains Quantized Modulator synthesis:

You take a simple wave (sin wave at the picture) with a frequency X (i.e. 1 / T), quantize by a frequency Y(1 / t) and use the result as FM modulator. It’s easy to see how it’s simple and *almost FM synthesis*. But the quantization makes an enormous and extraordinary difference between QM and FM synthesis.

QM-Synth, K.M. Krebs’ SynthEdit implementation of QM synthesis, can be downloaded here (

If you own Reaktor you will want to check out Zed’s Quantum Radio v1.0 (near the bottom of the page).

  • Looza

    The plugin does not seem to be that useful, but the reaktor-ensemble is freaking awesome.

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