Create a kickass Kick with Ableton Live's Operator





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Published on May 15, 2013

Forget about kick drum samples, now you can also create your own kicks with this tutorial, change your sound to fit your sound and mangle your kick in ways a sample would only dream of.

Video Highlights:
00:14 - Add a drumrack and add an Operator
00:43 - Set Operator to be volume sensitive
01:20 - Adjust volume envelope and change its trigger mode
02:19 - Add a click to the sound
02:48 - Transpose -12 semitones
03:00 - Enable and adjust the pitch envelope
04:33 - Add an equalizer to make it punchier
05:01 - Group all the devices
05:16 - Map time and click to the macros
05:54 - Add an FM click
06:33 - Map Osc B volume to a macro
06:53 - Change algorithm mode
07:25 - Copy OscA to OscD
08:12 - Add distortion
09:02 - Set distortion to Hard
09:25 - Map distortion amount to a macro
09:46 - Map Osc B decay to a macro

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