Carriers was composed entirely using old FM based synthesizers.
FM synthesis is a complex sound creation method that has so many variables that you can make new sounds forever…. If you have the patience to learn it.
It has been around since the early 70′s and still makes it’s way into music today. The DX7 and DX100 made their way into so many popular and underground songs of the 80′s.
The sounds were very bright and “Bell- Like”. It sounded like a polar opposite to analog synthesizers. The two actually compliment each other.
In carriers we focussed on using the Yamaha SY77, TG77 and TX-802 as our main sound sources.