This looks very promising: Not sure what the dirty lo-fi engine means but this app has some very nice features which could make this FM-synth the most useful FM-App on the iPad.
Amazing that I haven’t come across this MML player before: http://mmltalks.appspot.com/
I used to program songs in MML on the MSX (the Music Macro cartridge YRM-104 also makes use of this syntax).
The MML Player is based on Flash’ SiON engine which actually is able to emulate all the CX5M’s soundchips: https://sites.google.com/site/sioncenter/example
So as I mentioned earlier I was not really using Windows system for a while now. But recently I came to search for a decent MSX emulator on OSX – which was a bit harder than I thought.
I’m always impressed with the Native Instrument software synths. The first FM synth (FM7 is reviewed here) was already great, designed like the DX7, able to load presets and extended with filters and effects.
Anyway, the FM8 has dropped the Yamaha’s DX-series feel and has become an unique next-level FM-synth at itself. Check it out here:
The price, well about $250,- you could buy a few genuine CX5M’s for that, you decide 😉
So new FM synthesizers are popping up for different platforms now and then and for those who have the new Propellerheads Reason 6 with rack extensions there is good news: the PX7 FM Synthesizer (EU 79,-) came out
It’s a 6 operator FM synth so this rack extension can also load DX7 patches, you can drop your MIDI system exclusive dump at this page and get cracking!