Although you might question why I would want to do this in the first place - I have been curious as to how to recreate that 'trancey' chordal stab sound as epitomized by the lead riff in LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem.
I have Ableton Live and from what I have researched so far it sounds like the core components are two or more sawtooth oscillators both slightly detuned. It sounds like historically this sound first crept in with the Roland JP-8080 which apparently used seven detuned sawtooth oscillators.
I am trying to avoid presets so my choices in Ableton are Operator or Analog. I got pretty close using Operator except there is no detune, so instead I varied the 'pitch' - is there a technical reason why Operator doesn't have detune or is changing the pitch an equivalent method to detuning? If I use Analog I get a detune option but only two oscillators..is the equivalent workaround to just have multiple tracks set to Analog?
If anyone can throw some light on the subject that would be great - or if anyone has had experience in creating this sound without presets in Ableton..