EnvelopR 1.4: A versatile envelope-based multi-effect plugin for Windows and Mac
EnvelopR 1.4 is a plugin that allows you to shape the sound of any audio source with various envelopes. You can use it to create sample-accurate sidechain ducking, subtle multiband panning, monophonic filtering, envelope-controlled bit crushing, and more. EnvelopR 1.4 is available for Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats, and it works with any DAW that supports these formats.
EnvelopR 1.4 has five sections with effects that can be turned on and off individually: Amp, Amp Multiband, Filter, Pan, and Pan Multiband. Each section has its own envelope that can be free-running like an LFO or triggered by MIDI notes. You can adjust the shape, speed, depth, and offset of each envelope to create dynamic and expressive effects.
The Amp section is perfect for creating the classic sidechain ducking effect, where the volume of one sound is reduced by another sound. You can use it to make your drums punch through the mix, or to create rhythmic patterns and grooves. The Amp Multiband section lets you apply the ducking effect only to certain frequency bands, so you can have more control over the tonal balance and movement of your sound.
The Filter section offers several oversampled high-quality filter types, such as low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, and peak. You can use it to add color and character to your sound, or to create sweeping effects and transitions. The Pan section lets you create easy panoramic movements across the stereo field, adding width and interest to your sound. The Pan Multiband section is similar to the Pan section, but it lets you pan different frequency bands independently.
The LoFi section adds a bit crusher and a rate reducer to EnvelopR 1.4, giving you the option to degrade and distort your sound in creative ways. You can use it to add grit and edge to your sound, or to create lo-fi effects and textures.
EnvelopR 1.4 is a powerful and flexible plugin that can enhance any sound source with its envelope-based effects. Whether you want to create subtle variations or drastic transformations, EnvelopR 1.4 can help you achieve your sonic goals.
If you want to try EnvelopR 1.4 for yourself, you can download a free demo version from the GuDa Audio website[^1^]. The full version costs $29 USD/EUR and can be unlocked with a serial key[^2^]. You can also watch some video examples of EnvelopR 1.4 in action on the GuDa Audio YouTube channel[^3^].How to use EnvelopR 1.4
EnvelopR 1.4 is easy to use and intuitive, but it also offers a lot of options and possibilities for customization. Here are some tips and tricks on how to use EnvelopR 1.4 effectively and creatively.
How to load and adjust envelopes
To load EnvelopR 1.4 as a plugin, simply drag and drop it onto an audio track in your DAW. You will see the main interface of EnvelopR 1.4, which consists of five sections: Amp, Amp Multiband, Filter, Pan, and Pan Multiband. Each section has a button to turn it on or off, a knob to adjust the mix level, and a display that shows the envelope shape and settings.
To edit the envelope of each section, click on the display to open the envelope editor. Here you can adjust the shape, speed, depth, and offset of the envelope by dragging the nodes and handles. You can also choose between different envelope modes: Free (the envelope runs continuously like an LFO), Note (the envelope is triggered by MIDI notes), or Gate (the envelope is triggered by audio input). You can also sync the envelope speed to your DAW tempo, or set it manually in Hz or milliseconds.
To close the envelope editor, click anywhere outside of it. You can also right-click on the display to access a menu with different options, such as copying and pasting envelopes between sections, resetting envelopes to default values, or changing the GUI style and size.
How to use the Amp section
The Amp section is where you can create the classic sidechain ducking effect, where the volume of one sound is reduced by another sound. For example, you can use it to make your bass line duck when the kick drum hits, creating a pumping effect that adds groove and energy to your track.
To use the Amp section for sidechain ducking, you need to set up a sidechain source in your DAW. This is usually done by routing the output of another track (such as a kick drum) to the input of EnvelopR 1.4. The exact method may vary depending on your DAW, so check your DAW manual for details.
Once you have set up the sidechain source, turn on the Amp section and open the envelope editor. Set the envelope mode to Gate, so that the envelope is triggered by the sidechain signal. Adjust the shape of the envelope to create a smooth or sharp ducking effect. You can also adjust the depth knob to control how much volume reduction is applied.
You can also use the Amp section for other effects, such as tremolo (a periodic variation in volume), stutter (a rapid repetition of sound), or glitch (a random or chaotic alteration of sound). To do this, you can use different envelope modes and shapes, and experiment with different speed and depth settings.
How to use the Amp Multiband section
The Amp Multiband section is similar to the Amp section, but it lets you apply the ducking effect only to certain frequency bands, instead of the whole sound spectrum. This gives you more control over the tonal balance and movement of your sound.
To use the Amp Multiband section, turn it on and open the envelope editor. You will see three frequency bands: Low, Mid, and High. Each band has its own envelope shape and settings, which you can edit independently or together by holding Shift or Ctrl while dragging. You can also adjust the frequency range of each band by dragging the vertical lines on the spectrum analyzer.
You can use different envelope modes and shapes for each band, creating complex and interesting effects. For example, you can use Note mode for the Low band and Free mode for the Mid and High bands, creating a rhythmic ducking effect for the bass frequencies and a smooth panning effect for the higher frequencies. ec8f644aee