Create nasty distortion sounds with Zebra Envelopes
This week is a fun week! Because we are going to play around with some weird artefacts that you get when you loop the Zebra envelopes. I call it distortion, but I recommend you check it out yourself!
By setting the F/R (fall rise) knob in one of the Zebra envelopes to fall and choosing a loop stage for you envelope you can create a whole new world of sounds. Its very easy to work with and acts much like an LFO when you sync it to the host tempo. Although the big advantage over an lfo is that you now have more control over the slope of the envelope. You control this by setting the envelope to V-slope, you’ll get a slider at the top of the envelope where you can define the shape of the envelope. One side is going to give you a convex envelope and the other one concave, in the middle you have a perfectly linear shape. Be carefull with linear though it tends to sound a bit digital! You can use these looping envelopes on anything you want, pitch, oscillator effects or even other envelopes! When you start controlling the stages of other envelopes you get interesting rhythms that you wouldn’t have come up with yourself, simply because its so unpredictable. Because the envelope knobs have no empty modulation slots next to them you have to set up this modulation in the mod matrix. Experiment with this stuff, go crazy, you’ll love it!