Voltage-Controlled Envelope

A voltage controlled envelope generator with some interesting features. The envelope includes a Delay and an optional timed Sustain stage, as well as the Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain and Release stages; the Hold Level can be set (within the limitation that it must be the same or more than the Sustain Level) and all of these can be controlled using CV inputs. There are two general CV inputs (typically used for Keyboard Following changes to times, and Velocity changes to pretty much everything) as well as individual CV inputs for each control and a Sustain Gate input.

The CVs can be set to be 1ms/V (legacy mode), 10ms/V, 100ms/V, 1sec/V as well as x100 multipliers for individual CVs in. Also added /32 setting for external sync'd timings and /16 for each of the sync'd times in the envelope for much faster, BPM sync'd envelopes. There is additional manual control of the minimum times (0-10ms) for Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain and Release stages (subject to the 2ms minimum that can be set on the settings page) allowing more flexibility in setting up complex voltage-controlled scenarios whilst avoiding any pops as a result of 0ms attacks, especially when retriggering or used in looping cycles controlling audio.

In addition, there are gate outputs from each stage of the envelope, host sync (to the DAW or a gate input bpm rate) and looping that can include the Delay stage, the Attack/Hold/Decay stages, or (with timed Sustain) the whole Delay/Attack/Hold/Decay/Sustain/Release cycle. Together with a Manual Trigger button, a re-trigger (Attack stage) input and latching of the gate, this can be used for complex envelope and other rhythmic purposes. Support setting the mid-point of the log-scale time controls (from the "options" cog-wheel button) and to set the minimum attack and delay/release times to either 0ms or 2ms.

Also sold as part of Andrew Macaulay's Envelope and LFO Collection and included in Andrew Macaulay's Ultimate Bundle.

Andrew Macaulay's modules are a suite of Control and Utility focused modules for Voltage Modular around gates/trigger handling, envelopes, ratcheting/sequencing and mixing/switching. Andrew is a musician and retired IT pro who started developing modules for Voltage Modular to add useful tools for use in his own compositions before deciding to share them through the store.

More information including news, product plans, release notes and help pages at https://andrewmacaulaymusic.uk/modules.


May 4, 21

Exceptional beyond words

Andrew's modules are elegant, powerful, and rival anything out there on the market whether it's software or hardware. This envelope is stellar and has an array of functions that can be applied anywhere along the realm of instrument and effect designs. Andrew also has an incredible manual that supports all of his incredible modules. We are more privileged than we'll ever know. While we're here, we might as well create something truly personal and engaging.

Clifton Develle Cameron