Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding low end with a "sub" oscillator, part of Learning Ableton Operator.
- Unlike other synths, Operator doesn't have…a dedicated sub oscillator.…But by choosing the right algorithm…or using a second Operator, we can create one.…So there's a couple of different ways that we can…problem solve things.…And as I mentioned there in the opening,…one of the ways is to choose a particular algorithm.…So if I click the global shell down here…and we look at our options here, I just want to point out…that any place that you have a second stack,…you can use that oscillator as a Sub Bass.…
So I've chosen this one that's right here in the middle,…but we could also have used this one, which is two stacks,…or this one over here, which has three separate stacks.…And any one of those would have a free oscillator…that is actually going to be heard, it's going to output…the sound and we'll hear it, and we could use that…as a sub oscillator.…So if we take a look at the set up here…with this particular algorithm, B, C and D form one stack,…and so we're actually hearing the output of oscillator B,…and oscillator A is on its own.…
- Choosing an oscillator waveshape
- Customizing oscillator waveshapes
- Sculpting sound with filters and filter envelopes
- Creating motion with LFOs
- Creating process EP, house bass, ambient FM, and other synth sounds