- May 21, 2019
By envelope do you mean controlling onset of a distortion profile by defining an amplitude threshold and attack/sustain/release times? The next logical step would be allowing frequency specific bands as well.The other thing I was going to mention was to perhaps focus on envelope as much as harmonic spectrum. My interpretation is that the former is actually more important perceptually.
FX envelopes can be specified (somewhat) by mapping the VST settings through MIDI to the built-in automation of the DAW as well.