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August 02, 2010


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Very nice. Absolutely. This is where we see how powerful Ableton can be with its limitless racking and automation potential.

Fooling around now on this rainy day with an Operator rack, sporting a single chain, that I assembled last night (Honestly I am quite new to attempting to program patches using FM synthesis but I am finding it tonnes of fun learning all the tricks).

I’ve got a very minimalist MIDI music clip which I’ve duplicated several times repeating ONE note at a fixed pitch, and I am challenging myself to use FM and automation to invoke all of the tonal variation and thereby creating any interesting progressions or transitions exclusively with Operator’s FM and Live effects included in the aforementioned chain (2 Phasers, a Chorus and a Reverb). Interesting to note that the first Phaser is used to provide extra harmonic content for the FM output. I was pleasantly surprised by the effect phasing had when placed after the output of an FM-generated patch. This was an eye-opener for me, as I realised that depending on synthesis used while programming a patch, different effects have…well,…different effect.

Cheers for your nice blog, Mark

Mark Mosher

Hi Jason,

Great reply. Thanks for shareing details on your a approach and I appreciate your tip on post FX processing with FM. Very cool!!!



Where can i get oscilloscope and spectral analysis window which was shown in this video.


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