MATRIXSYNTH: Moog Sub Phatty Explorations 3 - Looping Envelopes

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Moog Sub Phatty Explorations 3 - Looping Envelopes

Published on Oct 11, 2015 matrixsynth

Set to HD for best quality. Listen on good monitors or headphones and turn it up.

The Moog Sub Phatty has a little trick up its sleeves that was missing on the Voyager and Little Phatty: loopable envelopes. You have to enable them via the software editor for the Sub Phatty. For those not familiar with loopable envelops, they pretty much are what they sound like. Envelopes on most synths end after the Release stage. A loopable or looping envelope goes back to the Attack stage and repeats for as long as you hold a note down. You can essentially use it as an LFO with four stages of variable time. In this video I start with the Release stage set full so you hear the Sub Phatty being played as normal. I then bring back the Release and you can hear the envelop clearly loop. In this video I played with the VCA envelope. You'll note a few sweet spots. Note when the envelop repeats at a very high rate the pitch does not track as you might expect (it does track with the filter as seen here). It's still a great effect. The signal starts dry and I later add some reverb and phaser at 1:30.

Side note: see if you can spot the three synths in the background.

All parts here, including a demo of looping envelopes applied to the filter.

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