Modulate Zone Parameters using Zone Envelopes
In today’s tutorial we will show you how to Modulate Zone Parameters using Zone Envelopes.
Envelopes provide a flexible way to create adjustable and repeatable modulation patterns. Typically envelopes are generated by envelope generators and affect parameters at the Group level. But with Zone Envelopes you can draw any pattern in perfect sync with your sample and they only affect parameters at the Zone level.
You can use Zone Envelopes to modulate Group parameters as well as Zone Parameters. Keep reading to learn how.
Let’s take a look at how you can Modulate Zone Parameters using Zone Envelopes.
Display the Wave Editor by double clicking on the Zone or selecting the Zone and clicking the Wave Editor button.
Access the Zone Envelope controls by clicking on the Zone Envelopes tab.
Click Pan, to add a Pan Zone Envelope.
Right-click (Control click on Mac) on the Zone Envelope to add a breakpoint.
Add additional breakpoints and adjust the curves.
Click on the Quick Jump button to jump to the Modulation Router
Reduce the intensity to about 70%.
Voila, we now have a Pan modulated by a Zone Envelope that follows the Sample. Rinse and Repeat for other Zones.
To modulate Group parameters, click the control in Source, Amplifier or Group Insert Effects module and in the Zone Envelope tab, the add button will display the parameter. Click it to add the Zone Envelope.
Zone Envelopes are fun and flexible way to modulate parameters because you can draw the pattern. I love the fact that envelope is overlaid on a waveform of the sample so that you can get your envelope in sync with your sample. For more rhythmic Envelopes, try turning on the Grid and using the pencil tool.