Hi everyone, I’ve been slowly learning Halion 6 and it’s really great. I am awfully confused though by the envelopes in certain situations.
Yesterday I was playing around with presets from Studio Strings. Many of them have long release times when you release the key. Normally this would reflect either reverb or an envelope with a long release.
I bypassed the insert effects but it was still sounding like a long release. So then I turned my attention to the amp envelope, and that’s where things get weird. Each zone/sample has its own envelopes as far as I can tell.
First of all, the time axis on the amp envelope doesn’t start at zero. It starts at a number, decreases to zero, and then increases again. The “sustain” portion of the note is at zero. Not sure why this is.
Even more confusing though is that at the sustain point, the value is zero on the Y-axis. So there should be no volume at the sustain point. But there is volume.
Then there’s a period of another second between the sustain and release where the value on the Y-axis value is zero. So there should be no volume during this. But the sample continues to play and fades out.
I checked and there are no parameters that I could find like “Fade Out” which had non-zero values anywhere.
So clearly I am missing something. Can someone help me understand what is going on? How is the amp envelope working in the sample player? Am I missing some envelopes at a higher level in the program which are overriding the ones in the zone?