Get Inspired to Create Unique and Expressive Sounds with Operator Ambience Vol. 1 by Nick’s Tutorials

Nick’s Tutorials has released Operator Ambience Vol. 1. This is more than just a sound set and in addition to 20 Operator Patches the library also contains, 20 Live Clips, and 21 Videos. I consider Ableton Operator (along with Ableton Sampler) to be required instruments for your rig. Operator is not only an expressive FM... Continue Reading →

Using Ableton Operator to Generate Fixed Frequencies To Tune Samples by Ear

I’ve finished programming the racks for the upcoming sound library. I’m going through each instrument and tuning any samples that have pitch to concert pitch. I like doing a first pass by ear which requires a reference pitch. A quick way to do this generate a fixed pitch for reference is to use Ableton Operator.... Continue Reading →

“Melodic Metal” by Mark Mosher – One Patch Performance Series with Ableton Operator

I posted a new “One Patch Performance” to YouTube. One Patch Performances are a series of experimental videos I’ve come up with where I use an instance of one synthesizer plus automation to create a song.  Watch embedded video. Performance notes are below. In this song I use Ableton Operator, Chorus, and Ping-Pong delay. I’ve... Continue Reading →

“Circuit Path” – First in the “One Patch Performance” Video Series

One Patch Performance Over the years I’ve produced some very detailed step-by-step videos with voice-over on sound design and music technology. To balance things out, I’m launching a new video series called “ONE PATCH PERFORMANCE”.  In this new series there will be no voice over just sound and music. The videos are intended to show... Continue Reading →

Meet the New Ableton Operator – Watch These Videos

What’s new in Ableton Operator 8? Watch this video. Here is a second video with Dennis DeSantis demoing Operator 8 at the 2009 Winger NAMM. Watch Video on YouTube. Ableton has announced that when Live 8 ships there will be an also provide an update Ableton Operator. Ableton is calling it a “major overall”. So... Continue Reading →

Installing and Using Ableton’s Free “Designer Drums” Operator Live Pack

Ableton has released a new free Live Pack called "Designer Drums". You can listen to a preview and download the Live Pack from here. The cool thing about this collection of drum presets is that they are not samples but Operator synth presets. For the most part the installer integrates presets inside of existing folders... Continue Reading →

Ableton Upgrade Discounts for Live 1-5 Full Version Users and Instruments

Through June 3rd 2007 Ableton is offering upgrade discounts on Ableton Live and instrument bundles. More here http://www.ableton.com/upgrade

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