Native Instruments has released an update to its powerful FM software synthesizer FM8.

Version 1.4.5 adds Apple Silicon support (including AAX), a VST3 plugin version, and a fix for an issue where the arpeggiator would skip the first note when Key Sync is on. Additionally, FM8 no longer needs to wait until product scanning is finished to become operational.

FM8 offers an unprecedented range of features and effects. The classic crystalline bells and keys are perfect for creating melodic and percussive sounds of the highest quality. A unique arpeggiator, a revolutionary sound morphing feature and a large selection of new, charismatic effects add countless sound-shaping possibilities. The sonic potential of FM8 goes well beyond the confines of conventional FM synthesis.

The update is available to FM8 users via Native Access. New users can purchase FM8 for 149 USD/EUR at the NI Shop.

More information: Native Instruments