DX100 Solid Bass for Operator

Tech Specs

Category: Ableton Racks

Devices: Operator

Version: Live 9.0

Format: Instrument Preset (.adv)

Type: Instrument

Genre: Hip Hop House Pop Techno Ambient

Special Instructions

Simply download and unzip the included .ADV file, then drag and drop it onto a MIDI track in Ableton Live. You can then save it as a preset into your User Library.

This is one of my favorite classic bass sounds! Heard all over house and techno records in the '90s, the DX100 Solid Bass patch is still used by the likes of Shadow Child and many other current producers in these genres. Also great for pop, hip-hop, and ambient styles as well.

For those of us who don't have DX100s on hand, I figured it would be a useful sound to recreate in Ableton's Operator. Though the envelope structure and shaping in Operator is quite different from the DX synths, I was able to get it sounding pretty darn close to the original.

Here's a great example of the Solid Bass patch from Orbital's "Halcyon + On + On" (Mortal Kombat soundtrack, anyone!?). The bass kicks in right around 0:15:

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Enjoy, and thanks for downloading! If you have been finding my Ableton Live tools useful, please check out some of my music and other free downloads on my website. Thanks again!