Welcome to another videos series about envelopes. While envelopes might not be new to most of us, I thought I would start with a short beginners guide first and throw in different ideas on how to make use of envelopes. Personally, I use envelopes a lot to shape a sound in different angles. While I might note, that this series is just the tip of the iceberg on what you can do with them. Since an envelope can be connected to any setting that is out there. While the most obvious route I am taking most of these videos towards is to reshape distortion using an envelope combined with a different filter slope. The benefit of a technique like this is that the distortion will pick up different frequencies while the filter/distortion progresses over time. Especially when you are using a resonating filter, the distortion will tremble totally different and results in too small character changes while the sound progresses.
Today I am going post a video I did last week. The concepts and ideas here are to split up an instrument and layer them with different players. Each player will then be used inside its own zone (keyboard range). So from this angle it allows you to play a note on C2 to play a chord while playing C3 it plays an arp and playing C4 will play a strum (as an example). The benefit of this technique is that they are easy to use templates just to get ideas very fast using the exact same instrument. While playing them back in different styles (chords, arpeggio, solo).
Welcome back to another vlog entry. Yeah, I will make a habit out of it by spamming my own blog with things I have created in Propellerhead Reason. Also it is weekend, and normally I have a day time job I usually do not have much time to make these posts. But anyway. Last thursday I sat down to talk about quantization or quantizers in Propellerhead Reason. While currently I know there are two existing candidates as Rack Extensions that will do the job pretty well.