Topic: Operator, am i missing sumit

am i alone in thinkink operator is real bad at everything apart from being good to operate, its sounds are terrible, no?

Deathcrush '99

Re: Operator, am i missing sumit

Is that the Ableton synth?

Re: Operator, am i missing sumit

Yes. I was wondering about all these new proprietary tools Ableton is making and charging extra for - you know, if you're better off using 3rd party tools?

Do it your way, because everyone else is just weird.

Re: Operator, am i missing sumit

Well, if you don't like it, don't buy it. Get the LE version.

Re: Operator, am i missing sumit

Operator is not bad at all,
is a fm synth so don't expect too much warmth out of it....
As a sub sub sub bass generator is killer and on some hi pitched stuff also.
As any fm synth it tends to sound a bit metallic too and here you don't have any morph on the sound given by output d/a converters (well your audio card but that applies to everything you're hearing form that).

Fm7 is probably better as a plug but also more expensive.

Re: Operator, am i missing sumit

Isn't fm7 "abandonware"? big_smile
anyway, I like it more than operator and it can do a lot, but try the same solid bass patch on a dx21 and then on fm7 and you will hear the difference: fm7 sound in this particular case is way too clean. (Bad)Converters on older yamaha fm synths add really something to their sound.

Re: Operator, am i missing sumit

thats very true, fm7 misses the dirtyness of the real thing.. but it can also do a lot of things the real fm synths never could.. i'd kill for something like an OS upgrade where an old dx7 would get the functions of fm7.. thast would be a kickass machine!

Re: Operator, am i missing sumit

yes the synth missing for me is vintage sounds with non hardware emulation GUI..

Deathcrush '99

Re: Operator, am i missing sumit

i use FM8 sometimes.  It's pretty cool.. definitely does not sound like a dx synth but can do way more. i also have a dx7 and tx81z so it works out :>

I wouldnt rely on any VST to sound exactly like the hardware it's trying to replicate.  I wont hate it for not being that way either.. just because it does not sound like the hardware variant does not mean it cannot produce good sounds!