Ableton Operator - Software Instrument for Live

FM Expansion Virtual Instrument for Ableton Live - Mac/PC AU, VST
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Ableton Operator - Software Instrument for Live
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Killer FM Synthesis for Ableton Live!

Ableton's Operator soft-synth for Ableton Live takes everything you know and love about frequency modulation (FM) synthesis to a whole new level. Operator isn't just a powerful synthesizer, it follows Ableton's basic design philosophy, putting a massive range of tone at your fingertips, but keeping the user interface simple enough that you don't need to be a synthesis guru to to get the most out of it. In addition to standard FM synthesis controls, Operator comes equipped with a full range of subtractive synthesis tools too, including filters, envelopes, and LFOs. This lets you create anything from gritty leads, to otherworldly percussion, to rhythmic atmospheres, and even cutting-edge basses - and you get it all, right inside Ableton Live with Ableton's Operator soft-synth plug-in.

An easy way to get even more out of Ableton Live

What makes Operator different from any other VST or AU plug-in? Simple - it's not a conventional plug-in at all. Instead, Operator integrates directly into the DNA of Ableton Live, becoming one more integrated tool you can use to take your music further. What's more, Operator and all the other Ableton Live expansions use the same simple interface style as Live itself, so you don't have to learn a whole new workflow to get great new sounds in the environment you're already familiar with. You can even stack multiple Operators together, add effect and MIDI processors, and then save it all as a Rack for future use.

Ableton Operator FM Synthesis Expansion for Ableton Live Features:

  • Hybrid FM and subtractive synthesis module fro Ableton Live

  • Combines the wide range of sounds available via frequency modulation with powerful subtractive synthesis sound-shaping tools
  • Perfect for creating unique and complex sounds including punchy basses, soaring leads, pulsating rhythmic effects, smooth pads, and ever emulations of classic analog gear
  • Includes a ton of excellent presets to get you started
  • Simple user interface makes creating your own sounds fun, fast, and easy
  • Integrates directly with Ableton Live, providing you with great new sounds directly in the environment you already know
Supercharge your Ableton Live synth rig with the Operator expansion instrument!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Virtual Instrument
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Expansion
Download/Boxed Download
Format AU, VST (Only for Ableton Live)
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Mac, 2GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Multicore Processor, 2GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7/Vista/XP
Manufacturer Part Number 83807

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versatile as H**l

i have been able to get melodic to almost mechanical sounds for this beast. and its so easy to work ONLY recommendation(aside from buying it)If you can afford the price, just get the suite. i thought that able was a joke because of the way it looks, but i found out just how POWERFUL this DAW, in general,is.i cant even tellyou how anxious i am for suite 9!!!! dont pass this one (or any of abletons components up!!!!!
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