$0.00 0

YOUR CART
Checkout

SUBTOTAL
DISCOUNT
TOTAL
Checkout
The Flexible Envelope is a powerful envelope type that allows you to create arbitrary modulation...

Kontakt Tutorials

Tame Stubborn Envelopes with Modulation in Kontakt

The Flexible Envelope is a powerful envelope type that allows you to create arbitrary modulation shapes by defining up to 32 breakpoints, each at a defined level and point in time. Some of these Breakpoints can be modulated which can make for some exciting and unusual variations of sound. In this quick tutorial, we’ll take a look at how we can Tame Those Stubborn Envelopes With A Little Bit of Flexibility and Modulation.

When you create a new flexible envelope, you’ll initially see a shape which roughly resembles a traditional ADSR envelope in its panel. Any changes to the shape of the envelope will take place within this graphical representation. Just like within the other envelope editors, the X ax is represents the time, while the Y axis represents the modulation level.

You can define an envelope shape by creating or deleting breakpoints, moving them around and changing the shape of the curves that connect them. The initial preset is an envelope with four breakpoints; this is also the minimum number of breakpoints that have to be present in an envelope.

The first 8 breakpoints of a flexible envelope are special in that their positions in time and their levels can be modulated via external modulation sources; to do this, open the envelope editor’s Modulation Router and create modulation assignments in the usual way.

First, create a new instrument.

Tame Stubborn Envelopes with Modulation in Kontakt - ADSR

Enter edit mode, open the mapping editor and add your samples. Close the Mapping Editor.

Tame Stubborn Envelopes with Modulation in Kontakt - ADSR

Add a filter to a Group Insert Fx slot.

Tame Stubborn Envelopes with Modulation in Kontakt - ADSR

Display the modulation section and add a Flexible Envelope. It should be set to modulate cutoff.

Tame Stubborn Envelopes with Modulation in Kontakt - ADSR

Click the Quick Jump to scroll down to the Flexible Envelope.

Tame Stubborn Envelopes with Modulation in Kontakt - ADSR

In the Flexible Envelope, Display the modulation section and add velocity. It should be set to Time 1.

Tame Stubborn Envelopes with Modulation in Kontakt - ADSR

Add Pitch Bend and set it to Level 1.

Tame Stubborn Envelopes with Modulation in Kontakt - ADSR

Now when you play the Instrument, the time parameter of Breakpoint 1 will vary with velocity and the level can be varied with the Pitch Bend wheel!

The Flexible Envelope is extremely powerful and one of the many tools you will use when it comes to Sound Design. Keep in mind that the status bar gives you very important information about your breakpoints. Be sure to check out the Kontakt Application Reference to understand what each of these fields mean.

Until next time…now go make some music.

Have A Question Or Comment About This Tutorial?

Want to ask a question about this tutorial or perhaps you have something to add?

Click through to our Facebook Page and join the conversation!

Visit: Facebook.com/KontaktTutorials

Waveform Loaded
Waveform Played
×
PLAYLIST
Clear all
WISHLISTS
Create an account to use wishlists
×
SAVE TUTORIALS
Create an account to save tutorials
×
FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITES
Follow your favourite labels, formats and genre's and ADSR will show what's new in those on your next visit.
×
  • Create product wishlist
  • Save your favorite tutorials
  • Regular discounts and exclusives
  • Never miss a sound! Follow your favorite labels.
Sign up to My ADSR to ensure you're ahead of the pack. Save your favorite content and be notified of new content. You'll never miss a thing!
Create your account now!
CREATE ACCOUNT
Sign up to My ADSR to ensure you're ahead of the pack. Save your favorite content and be notified of new content. You'll never miss a thing!
  • Get 7 days all ADSR courses free
  • Create product wishlist
  • Save your favorite tutorials
  • Regular discounts and exclusives
Create your account now!
SIGN IN
adsrsounds.com login Video streaming login
Remember me
Forgot your password?
DON'T HAVE AN ADSR ACCOUNT?
Create your account
FORGOT PASSWORD

Send info
  1. Enter your email address
  2. Click "Send info"
  3. Check your inbox for an activation link
  4. Visit activation link and enter set new password
Sign in
DON'T HAVE AN ADSR ACCOUNT?
Create your account