Envelop is a nonprofit that amplifies the power of music through immersive audio venues and open source spatial audio software.
We believe that immersive experiences of sound and music connect and inspire people on a deeper level, creating shared moments of intentional listening. Through Envelop venues, powered by our software Envelop for Live, we host a diversity of events ranging from spatial music performances and listening events, to wellness and 3D audio education. With 32 or more speakers surrounding the audience, Envelop venues allow us to be within the music.
Envelop is directed by artist/musician Christopher Willits, with board members Roddy Lindsay, artist/DJ Mark Slee, fabricator Greg Wood, and creative director Alingo Loh.
Envelop immersive audio venues allow us to be inside music.
32 speakers completely surround the audience creating a sphere of spatial sound.
Envelop for Live is a collection of free, open-source spatial audio production tools that work with Ableton Live Suite.
Three-dimensional sound placement enables artists to create immersive mixes for multichannel spaces and headphone-based VR/AR environments, amplifying emotional impact by placing the audience inside the music.
Envelop for Live guides the spatialization of spherical sound in all Envelop venues, and also works with any custom speaker array (4 speakers minimum) or even normal headphones. It is now easier than ever for musicians, producers, artists, and sound designers, to create their own DIY systems and utilize space as a compositional element.
All of our tools are free and open-source, allowing this technology to reach new audiences easier, therefore catalyzing more spatial music creation and shared listening experiences. If you have 3D music to share as a listening event, or performance in an Envelop venue, please submit a proposal here.
Envelop produces a wide range of events that allow listening to be the priority.
Our events fully activate the creative, social and emotional potential of Envelop's immersive audio venues.
Artists who have performed or shared their music within an Envelop immersive audio venue include:
Birds of Rhythm, Eduardo Castillo, Rob Garza, Indy Nyles, King Britt, Ryan Kleeman, Lara Sarkissian, Layne, Lusine, Manitous, Mayumi Matutina, Nihar, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mike Milosh (Rhye), Mark Slee, Scott Arford, Slumber, SnowGhost, Snuise, Superposition (The Glitch Mob), Switchcraft, Rachel Torro, Tycho, and Christopher Willits.