MSEG - multi-stage envelope generator, used to precisely draw almost custom curve, which then be used to control various parameters: volume, filter cut-off, pitch, etc.
Trying to fake an MSEG in Bitwig is possible. However, all native or VST alternatives have drawbacks. They are not polyphonic, and they require some preparations. It’s just not as easy and fun as to use native modulators.
Perfectly. Bitwig is big on modulators. MSEG can be a modulator (polyphonic too), allowing to modulate anything. It also can be a Grid module where, with phase input, could allow phase-distorting it or even use it as waveshaper.
- Use automation curves as a MSEG Envelop in Bitwig with native tools
- The Steps modulator offers up to 64 steps and a Smooth knob, which is not the same as MSEG but can be used to achieve similar results.
Many synths already have MSEG integrated: Serum, Vital, Phase Plant.