Yo, peeps. Long time, no talk. I’m currently trying to build up some VCO > VCFA devices to ‘replace’ my STOs and Optomixes. And by ‘replace’ I mean free up space in a 6U setup. I don’t think I’ll be selling my beloved Optomixes any time soon
So, what I’m trying to do is make that squishy release time that the Optos provide. That is, whatever envelope I send to an Optomix gets lagged a little on the release. It’ll take an uptight envelope and relax it a bit. I’ve already been able apply an external envelope to a Ladder Filter followed by a VCA using the same envelope to get the round sound that the Optos are so good at. And this is good, but the shape is still a 1:1 representation of the envelope I’m sending it and I want to squishify it a little.
So, I figured that inserting an Envelope Follower (with a longer release time) into the Ladder Filter V/oct parameter (which is getting its CV from my external envelope) would suffice, but it doesn’t. Could anybody explain why this doesn’t work and show how I might achieve the aforementioned squishification effect?