The Basics of Pitch & Sound (4:02)
Fundamentals of Harmonics & Partials (2:43)
Waveforms, Harmonics & Partials (12:41)
Subtractive Synthesis (5:43)
FM Synthesis Overview (5:44)
Using FM Synthesis (9:08)
Filter Envelopes (4:38)
The LFO Explained (12:24)
Envelope Loops (10:34)
Key Tracking (5:45)
The Global Section (11:42)
Aliasing in a Nutshell (8:27)
AMS Quick Tip (1:36)
Envelope Quick Tips (1:21)
Clip Envelopes & Automation (8:49)
Presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough, this series of tutorials not only teaches you everything you need to know to take total control of the Operator synth within Ableton Live, you'll also learn the fundamentals of synthesis too!
Craig takes you on a epic journey teaching you the core concepts of synthesis and sound design such as the basics of pitch and sound, waveforms, harmonics and much more. He then dives into Operator's envelopes, filters, LFO and other common synth controls for a complete understanding of synthesis that you can apply to any virtual or hardware based synth.
If you want to take full advantage of all the advanced features and functions that Operator offers and or learn the core concepts of synthesis that you can apply to other synths, look no further. Checkout "Synthesis with Operator" today.
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Submitted 9 months ago
A good overview, but doesn't go very deep
It's fine as an introduction to Operator, but it is a rather ordinary and dry walkthrough, and it would have been more useful to see how it can be used in musical situations, and hear some demonstrations in that way.
I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live
Submitted 1 year ago
Tutorial Series should have been called Ableton Live Operator Explained
For someone who has used Ableton Live for a good few years now, one would only learn a few things from these videos. I for example only found the videos "Envelope Loops", "Velocity" and "Key Tracking" to be helpful. I was expecting more examples of synthesizing sounds using Operator (given the title of the series), and NOT a full explanation of how Operator works. Even at that, it failed to mention a crucial aspect of the Operator; in that the Coarse knobs controlled harmonics (not octaves and semitones) and the Fine knobs span an octave divided into 1000 steps. I would say the pacing of the videos were indeed good, the lecturer was very knowledgeable and the quality is of Groove3 standards, but the content is more suited for the beginner to the intermediate I would say. If you are looking to learn the inside and out of the Operator synth, then this video is indeed for you. If you are looking to learn how to expand your synthesis techniques with Operator via examples and sound design, then this video may not be for you. But one would argue that in order to improve ones' synthesis technique, one should understand his/her synth of choice inside and out.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Studio One
Response from Customer Service:
Yes, this tutorial is an entry level guide to to Operator so anyone wanting to learn the ins and outs will greatly benefit from it.
I have added a request to our customer request list for you to include synthesis technique and sound design.
Submitted 1 year ago
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Reason
Submitted 1 year ago
Helpful, technical, wanted more examples
I liked this training on Operator. It walks through each parameter step-by-step with not enough ideas of how to use these parameters in making music. I wanted more examples of actually creating different kinds of sounds.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro
Submitted 1 year ago
Great intro to operator
Excellent explanation of the different features, tabs, and shells within operator along with good use of some music theory.
I am a: Beginner
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