House Operator Vol. 1

A preset collection for the Ableton FM-Synthesizer Operator made by Max for Cats

Since its origins in the early 80s, a strong characteristic of the first and second wave of house music is the use of FM synthesizers - such as the Yamaha DX100, the TX81z and, of course, the DX7 which started it all.
Released in 1983, the DX7 was a landmark in music technology and was immediately in use in any solid Dance and Pop music production.

 Inspiration for House Operator Vol. 1

The House Operator Live Pack is a reminiscence to the sound of 80-90s House music and contains many carefully created Operator presets to deliver the vibe of those days. FM-synthesis nowadays is a widely used and well established synthesis method.

House Operator Vol. 1 offers more than 80 carefully crafted presets, some as racks with macro controls. Cutting leads, fat bass sounds, characteristic house chords and pads are at your fingertips for immediate use in your own productions. Many presets are deliberately created without added effects, so you can decide which delay, reverb or similar might fit your sound or track best.

Try the freebie version.

What you get:

  • 83 presets
  • 25 Live Clips
  • 6 Live Sets
  • a self-installing Live Pack with integrated lesson in Live's Help section


  • Installation size: 109 MB
  • Download size: 62.9 MB

System Requirements:

  • Ableton Live 9.5 with Operator

19.99 EUR (approx. 21.72 USD)*

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Max for Cats

Max for Cats

Max for Cats is the outlet of Christian Kleine, who has been creating and curating Max for Live content for Ableton since 2012. Christian Kleine has released many free devices on his own website and via