Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: Blanket - an amplitude enveloper
Author: igotlost  
Description: ** Only works with Live 11 **

If you have already downloaded the device, please check the list of updates at the bottom page, you still might have an obsolete version.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

Every sound, silence included, has an amplitude envelope. For some sounds, the amplitude envelope is so peculiar to be the main feature we use to identify it. Think of the many forms of white noise sounds, the rain, the sea, walking, etc...; they have more or less the same frequency spectrum, but we access their identity through how their amplitude progresses in time. However, digital technologies can allow us to isolate even the most hard-wired amplitude envelope and assign it to another sound.

The 'blanket' has been born for this purpose. Put it after an instrument or sound, and drop a sample in it. Now specify a MIDI source and select a part of the sample. Finally, trigger some MIDI notes. You will notice that the input sound will receive the exact amplitude envelope of the selected portion of the sample.

Alternatively, the Blanket can listen to an external signal and use its envelope to modulate the amplitude of its main input. In order to activate the external signal, first, specify the input source in the drop-down menu beneath the "Ext. In" tag. Now press on the "Ext. In" button, which will turn yellow. This action will bypass the sample stored in the buffer. If you want to switch back to the "sample mode", just press again the "Ext. In" button, which will turn grey.

Finally, external inputs can be also recorded to the sample buffer. Once an "Ext. in" source is present, hit the record button. You can specify the length of the recording according to the general Live transport.

The 'crystallized' amplitude envelope can be amplified and smoothed. Finally, the sample can still be mixed with the input, enveloped signal. What has been formed is a new relationship between two however independent sounds.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

This device is frequently updated. Updates will overwrite the previous version. Here is the list of modifications, which are implemented in the current downloadable version:

- 29/11/2021: Now the enveloped signal out is in stereo

- 05/11/2021: Major update: it is now possible to route an external input to the Blanket, and use that input as the envelope generator. It is also possible to record the external input to the buffer.

%
 

Device Details

Downloads: 535
Tags sampler, effect, glitch, other
Live Version Used: 11.0.11
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Nov 28 2021 16:41:54
Date Last Updated: Dec 11 2021 09:32:35
Average Rating (6) 5
Rate this device: (must be logged in to rate devices login)
Device Type: audio_device
URL (optional): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTeu3j1tI5E
License (more info): None

Device Files

Device File: Blanket.amxd
 


Comments

very very nice idea ! thk for share this

Sounds fun! Can't wait to try this one out. Thanks for the upload.

I am so glad to have opportunity, and get to fiddle with this monster of an device called Blanket, and it's features. Even sent couple of suggestions that might had sense to implement, in the device it self.
igotlost* I wanna thank you for making this device FREE of charge and very responsive, because sharing is caring, and I think as well, that's why you got so much positive response on Max for Live group, over facebook. You deserve to be awarded for this gesture from your side, and you will I am sure of it, people who appreciate your work here - recognise it and award it 100%.

An other Gem is shared here! Thanx a lot man for this really promising tool.

Login to comment on this device.

[ browse device library ]