Operator Love Thread

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by ikeaboy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:30 pm

Ableton_David wrote:yes, Operator is really something. If you're looking for some inspiration, or just to see how far you can go with it, I heavily recommend checking out Christian Kleine's free patches: http://www.christiankleine.com/ck/random.html
These patches are amazing, recently I wanted to credit their creator in a blog poat but couldn't find the forum post where he shared them. It's good to have a page to link to.

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by simmerdown » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:35 pm

Ableton_David wrote:yes, Operator is really something. If you're looking for some inspiration, or just to see how far you can go with it, I heavily recommend checking out Christian Kleine's free patches: http://www.christiankleine.com/ck/random.html
when i said i was a preset tweeker, those are the presets ive been twweekin, for a year or so, and ive barely scratched the surface, i dont think ive even heard them all yet

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by condra » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:56 pm

...and.... you can stack as many Operators as you like!

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by ttilberg » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:40 pm

I used to use it to recreate a lot of Justice / MSTRKRFT style bass/lead lines -- It was really easy and awesome at getting those tearing sounds.

I also typically use it to back up my kick/bass. It is a very versatile synth if you know how to use it!


I feel like of all the FM type synths I've used, Operator has been the most intuitive, and helped teach me what FM synthesis is all about. I think it had a lot to do with the routing panel, and being able to click different options and hear what is going on.
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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by Hermanus » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:34 pm

I'm coming from a real yamaha Tx-802, even if operator has only 4ops, I was so gald to feel the FM vibe again.
So I love using operator.
I use it for so many different tasks from kicks, hihats, snares, any drum sounds, to good bass, nice landscape, textures.

An endless joy.

Cant wait to set up my room for the studio and plug the tx-802 for playing both with operator


Christian Kleine's patches are very inspirating, be sure you will record 2 or 3 tracks within the days you have downloaded them :lol:

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by Muzik 4 Machines » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:21 pm

operator is my main ableton synth even for analog-ish sounds (except when i need 2 lfo's)

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by Sibanger » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:23 pm

http://covops.dreamhosters.com/uploads/ ... atches.ZIP

From the covert ops. Thanks Hoffman. This is a killer collection. 8)

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by kevwestbeats » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:25 pm

Nevermind
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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by beatmunga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:34 pm

kevwestbeats wrote:Nevermind...
... is a shit album from a shit band that only students and people who wear Birkenstocks 'n' Crocs with Socks pretend to like.

If ever an album needed some judicial application of Operator, it's that stinker...
mendeldrive wrote:NOBODY designs their own sounds... There is ZERO point in reinventing the wheel.

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by H20nly » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:00 pm

thing about Operator that i hate is when i'm holding the tweezers and going for the wishbone or water on the knee (for example) and then i touch the sides.

:x

gets me every time!

i had to stop using it.

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by artpunk » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:08 pm

H20nly wrote:thing about Operator that i hate is when i'm holding the tweezers and going for the wishbone or water on the knee (for example) and then i touch the sides.

:x

gets me every time!

i had to stop using it.
:D
Ha! Me too, even though you knew it was coming that damn buzzer always made me jump! The kids have still got that game somewhere...
Ummm, but I think it's called 'Operation'...
:D

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by kevwestbeats » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:19 pm

beatmunga wrote:
kevwestbeats wrote:Nevermind...
... is a shit album from a shit band that only students and people who wear Birkenstocks 'n' Crocs with Socks pretend to like.

If ever an album needed some judicial application of Operator, it's that stinker...
lol I love that album. Nirvana FTW!
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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by oddstep » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:38 pm

beatmunga wrote:
kevwestbeats wrote:Nevermind...
... is a shit album from a shit band that only students and people who wear Birkenstocks 'n' Crocs with Socks pretend to like.

If ever an album needed some judicial application of Operator, it's that stinker...
classic. Smell's like teen spirit. rubbish, no FM synth. end of

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by condra » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:27 am

While were here, I was messing with Operator today and came up with this patch...

http://www.zexualhealing.com/files/dj_op.zip

Herbie Hancock style synthesized DJ scratch thing. Really good fun and potentially useful.

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Re: Operator Love Thread

Post by pskept » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:53 pm

synnack wrote:One of my fav tricks is to put a M4L LFO on the waveform chooser of Operator. So over time the different OSC in Operator move between different wav form shapes making dynamic and unpredictable sounds.
i like to do the same only with the algorithm selector. so nasty!

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