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Soft synths with more envelope steps than ADSR?
Old 16th November 2009
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Soft synths with more envelope steps than ADSR?

Hey folks . . .

My humble CZ101 is now dying and unrepairable . . . and I'm really missing the envelope architecture (8 rates and settings per envelope, separate envelope for each osc, waveshaper, and amp).

For some odd reason, even the fancy softsynths I have, like the Arturia Moog Modular, tend to stick with a few ADSRs. Boring.

Are there soft synths, or even hardware synths, in production, with more and bigger envelopes?

Thanks in advance for any relief.
Old 16th November 2009
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Absynth - 68 stage envelopes heh
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kontackt, fm8, alchemy.. i think zebra.. hmm. what else.. i know there are more..
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Cakewalk Dimension Pro and Rapture.
Cameleon 5000.
Old 16th November 2009
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Omnisphere has a "chaos" function for its multi-segment envelopes if you are not in the mood to to draw a detailed one out or need a creative or approximate starting point.

I just got in on the Alchemy group buy and if you can relate with an architecture that provides very little limits to forcing a workflow in one direction or another then you will have no choice but to be pleased.
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the free Crystal softsynth features multi-stage envelopes as well.
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Zebra not only has multi stage envelopes but also very elaborate adsr style envelopes. See a visual guide for them here: KVR: Zebra 2 - A visual guide to the envelopes. You can also fade between modulation sources and do all kinds of other tricks.
Old 16th November 2009
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+1

Camel Alchemy...the best soft synth I've ever used.thumbsup
Old 16th November 2009
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Thanks folks! Lots of good options there . . .

That Zebra envelope graphic looks like exactly what I want . . . one more reason to get it, the free COMPUTER MUSIC version sounds sweet . . .
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