The Envelope Sequencer provides a convenient tool for create repetitive arpeggiator patterns OR sequences.
Select the envelope Options menu and select 'Create sequence'.
- Adding control points - The top row squares in the window defines 'steps' equal to the grid spacing of the parent envelope. Left-click to step forward, Right-click to step backward through 4 states:
- normal step.
- step without gate.
- Step merged with next.
- Arpeggiator controls - The next row of symbols control the arpeggiation and looping behavior of the envelope. The are (from top to bottom, as shown in the first 6 squares):
- Loop start - Loop start.
- Next, Arp UP - At the break-point sound the next note above the previous note played.
- Same, REPEAT - Sound the same note as at the last break-point.
- Previous, Arp DOWN - At the break-point sound the next note below the previous note played.
- Loop end - Loop end.
- Off - Use this to clear an unwanted break point.
- Target levels - There are 4 target level controls selected by clicking on the buttons below the control/breakpoint area.
- Attack level - Controls the height of the leading control points in a step.
- Decay slope - Controls the release curve (tension).
- Sustain level - Controls the sustain level.
- Release slope - Controls the release slope.
- Mode Menu - Normal (loop), Ping-pong (repeat envelope once backwards).
- Time mul(tiplier) - Changes the envelope time-base.
- Swing - Swing creates a 'swing' rhythm where the first note is held a little longer at the expense of the second note in the bar.
- Attack - Changes the attack of all notes.
- Decay - Changes the decay of all notes.
- Sustain - Changes the sustain of all notes.
- Gate - Changes the length of notes.
- Reset - Resets the Envelope sequencer to the default state.
- Randomize - Adds random variation to all parameters.
- Accept - Accept the changes and apply the envelope settings.
- Reset - Reset the tool to the default state.
- Accept - Accept changes and close the tool. Note, these changes can be subsequently undone using the Current project History or Ctrl+Z.
Plugin Credits: Didier Dambrin