Envelope generator

An envelope generator is a device that produces an envelope voltage. When it controls a VCA these together form an envelope shaper.[1]

AD envelope generator

The envelope generator is usually triggered by a gate signal from the keyboard.[2]


For shorter envelopes at higher pitch, as happens in acoustic instruments, a master CV is taken from the same voltage as used for VCO pitch.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Synthesizers for musicians by R A Penfold, PC Publishing, 1989, ISBN 1870775015, p.21
  2. ^ Synthesizers.com Q109 Envelope Generator
  3. ^ Description of the Serge Extended ADSR Envelope Generator

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