Superbooth 2018: TINRS announce Edgecutter for seriously smoochy envelopes
This Is Not Rocket Science attempt to put the pizazz and romance back into ADSR with Edgecutter. The key feature is the row of LEDs which give a visual indication of where the envelope is at.
This envelope generator contains “everything – as far as we’re concerned”. It’s a four-stage ADSR envelope generator with slope control, CV control and state/trigger outputs. Apparently it “sends out all its envelopes to you Sealed With A Loving Kiss”. Envelopes and snogging is not something I’ve really connected before.
Edgecutter has all the usual gate and retriggering inputs but there’s also a Velocity input for scaling the peak. Each segment has a trigger output so as you follow the envelope on its journey through the LEDs triggers get sent the moment the state changes.
There are three modes:
- One-shot mode – a short pulse goes through the entire envelope using the sustain level as an intermediate point
- Gate mode – after you open the gate the envelope goes through attack and decay and waits for you at sustain until you lower the gate
- Repeat mode – changes the sustain into a repeating A/D cycle
A Speed button lets you change between a short and long envelope and you have a knob for the curvature to move between linear and exponential.
I really like the LED idea. I struggle with envelopes myself and tend to find anything more than an AD quite frustrating. So a visual indication of what’s going on would be enormously helpful to me.
- TINRS Edgecutter webpage.