Smack Down: TX81z

A study in TX81Z percussiveness



Open your textbooks to chapter 81, students. This chapter is all about getting smacked down.

We’ve pined on about the dynamic and responsive nature of FM synthesis on this site, and the 4-op FM built into the TX81Z is no exception to that rule. The nice thing about 4-op as opposed to the standard 6-op FM built into the DX series is the choice of waveforms available that drive the carriers and modulators. This allows options for even more noisy smackiness to come out of your TX81Z.

We’ve also taken the time to ultra-program all the modulation sources for the sounds to create an expressive set.

PlunkerThwak Bass
Mega MoogFunk Comp
GrowlerCranky Pot
GlitchRazor Lead
Polar HitDyno Rhodes
Morphin’Odd Lead
Morphin’ 2Morphin’ 3
Thunder BssThunk Bass
Hard PunchFatter Brass
Rattler 2Odd Lead 2
Funky Comp 2Metal Smack
Juke HeroSuper Smack
Nazal LeadSloppy Lead
TranzprentFat PBass