Yes, you really can get Native Instruments’ FM8 synth plugin for just $10 - here’s how

Native Instruments FM8
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In the pantheon of great soft synth plugins, Native Instruments’ FM8 ranks pretty highly, so what if we told you you could currently pick it up for the rock-bottom price of just $10/£12/€12?

Sounds too good to be true? Admittedly, FM8 is getting on a bit now - it’s actually about 15 years old, and its predecessor, FM7, was released way back in 2002 - but if you can get past the slightly dated interface it remains a fine source of DX7-inspired sounds.

FM comes with 960 presets, a powerful FM matrix, an arpeggiator and flexible envelopes. You can take things as deep as you want, but if you want to keep things simple, you can just take care of your editing business on the Easy page.

FM8 is still being sold for its regular price of $149/£129 on the Native Instruments website; the trick is to go and buy it at Plugin Boutique, where it’s currently being offered at a 90% discount. That brings the price down to that magical $10/£12/€12 figure, almost making it a no-brainer purchase (assuming you don’t have it already, of course).

That said, if you do need a little time to think about it, this offer runs until 6 September.

Native Instruments FM8

Native Instruments FM8: $149/£129 $10/£12
One of the all-time classic soft synths is on sale at an all-time low price at Plugin Boutique. You have until 6 September to take advantage of this offer.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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