Making a simple FM synth, part 6: Adding envelopes to the carrier and the modulator.
Watch the video
- Obviously envelopes make a massive difference to the sound.
- (0:55) Some of Reaktor's envelopes, like the ADSR, have a G input which triggers the envelope with an amplitude proportional to the size of the gate signal: if you send the number 0.1 into the G input, the envelope will trigger quietly; if you send the number 1.0, it'll trigger more loudly. Other envelopes have a Trig input which works differently: any gate signal, no matter how large, just opens the envelope at full amplitude - or, as in the example of the D envelope used later in the video, at the amplitude passed to the envelope module's A input.
- ...Well, it's not a DX7 yet, but it makes a nice techno bass sound. I'll stash it somewhere to develop later...