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I'm using envelopes instead of LFO's what a difference!

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:45 pm
by acrap
Hey guys i'm making brostep music and have been working for the longest how all these artists get their big sounds. Literally i think its all in the envelopes. The wobbles come out so pure and you get so much control over the sound man i'm so excited idk how i never knew this before

Re: I'm using envelopes instead of LFO's what a difference!

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:06 pm
by legend4ry
Do you know how a wobble works, technically?

Its from the cut off from the filter moving up/down at a speed which sweeps through the sound creating a "wob" sound.

The filter envelope does exactly the same thing as the LFO; but the LFO is a continuous cycle (like a sine wave, repeating over and over again)


Filter envelopes get you the sound as a one-shot and you play the rest with midi notes.. its pretty much the same but people have finally realised using the envo instead gives you more control.

Re: I'm using envelopes instead of LFO's what a difference!

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:27 pm
by amphibian
Or you can use neither and draw in your automation by hand (or with knob twisting awesomeness)

Re: I'm using envelopes instead of LFO's what a difference!

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:48 pm
by blinx
envelopes + lfos = massive basslines.

Re: I'm using envelopes instead of LFO's what a difference!

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:59 pm
by fuzion
Basically the same thing just more customisation which is probably why it sounds different. Another few different 'LFO' techniques are running a bass patch through an arpeggiator which gives it a repetitive more sharp sound rather than the LFO which is using the cut-off to make the wobble. Also bouncing out the audio and then chopping it up and looping that sounds pretty cool!

Re: I'm using envelopes instead of LFO's what a difference!

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:05 am
by acrap
i came up with this playing around with envelopes in the past 2 hours. i guess for some of you it wont be all that but they're like the best sounds i've made yet
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Re: I'm using envelopes instead of LFO's what a difference!

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:19 am
by dubbyconqueror
amphibian wrote:Or you can use neither and draw in your automation by hand (or with knob twisting awesomeness)
This. One thing I've become really fond of recently, for basses, is to sample some complex "natural envelope" type sound (think didgeridoo or harmonica type of timbre and natural evolution), slice it to one pretty even swell/decay sound (or any combination you want) then repitch and timestretch to make a bassline out of those one shots. It takes a little while but I really like the effect.