Ableton Live 302: Exploring FM with Operator – 2. Interface

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Popularized in the early 80s with the Yamaha DX7, FM synthesis often has a reputation of being overly complex and difficult to understand (mostly because it was a pain to tweak parameters using a single data slider on such a small LCD screen!) Thankfully, Operators user interface makes FM much easier to grasp and program. In this course, Ableton Live expert Rishabh Rajan explains everything you need to know about FM and Lives very flexible Operator device.

Rishabh starts the course with a solid overview of Operators interface, followed by a very clear explanation and demonstration of FM synthesis. Once you know all about modulators, carrier, and algorithms, youre ready to dig deeper into this extremely versatile synth. You learn how to create your own waveforms by adjusting odd and even harmonics, you discover the interesting Feedback function, and you learn how Operators envelope offers more options than most synths. Youll also learn about the Filter section, LFOs, and more The course ends with a sound design example where you create an electric piano sound from scratch.

So learn FM synthesis with sound designer Rishabh Rajan, and get the most out of Operator!
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