Envelop

Envelop

 

Envelop

/ənˈveləp/

Envelop is a non-profit organization that amplifies the unifying social and emotional power of music through immersive listening spaces and open source spatial audio software.

Three-dimensional experiences of sound and music bring people together, catalyzing shared moments of inspiration, empathy and wonder.

 
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Envelop Spaces

Envelop spaces allow us to physically be inside the music.
32 speakers surround the audience creating a sphere of spatial sound.

Envelop has created two large-scale listening environments:
Envelop SF a permanent venue within The Midway in San Francisco.
Envelop Satellite a mobile system that is available for festivals and site-specific events.

Envelop Software

Envelop for Live is a collection of free, open-source spatial audio production tools that work with Ableton Live Suite 10.
Three-dimensional sound placement enables artists to create immersive mixes for multichannel spaces and VR/AR environments using normal headphones.
Artists and producers can create their own DIY setups for studio production of shows with 4, 6 or 8 speakers easier than ever before.
All of our tools are free and open-source, allowing this technology to reach new audiences easier, therefore catalyzing more spatial content creation. 

Envelop Events

Envelop produces a variety of events that activate the experience intimate shared listening.

Artists

Artists who have performed or shared their music within an Envelop space include –

Birds of Rhythm, Eduardo Castillo, Rob Garza, Indy Nyles, King Britt, Ryan Kleeman, Lusine, Manitous, Mayumi Matutina, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mike Milosh (Rhye), Mark Slee, Slumber, SnowGhost, Snuise, Superposition (Glitch Mob), Switchcraft, Rachel Torro, Tycho, and Christopher Willits.

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What an EPIC sensory experience. THANK YOU!
— Stephanie
Can not express how AMAZING this was... Bravo to the producers and creators of this venue/organization.
— Derek
...last night was something I’ve been fantasizing about for ages... the sonic and physical environment of your space supports the experience of music as a gateway to a transcendent, metaphysical experience - that listening to music in your space is a refuge, and that you’re offering people an alternative and nourishing way to escape and unwind from the pressures of daily life.
— Courtney
I highly recommend the multidimensional soundscape environment that is Envelop.
— Mike
Without knowing Ryuichi Sakamoto’s music much, I felt the emotions, very different feeling throughout the whole time. I also had a very challenging day before I arrived, everything at the space just warmed my soul... Thank you for what you guys are doing. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
— Kristin
I had a spiritual experience at this last night. I’ve never heard music sound so perfect; it brought tears to my eyes.
Envelop is the future of music and the future is here.
— Joe
This was mind shattering! Thank you so much! :-D
— Max
Your project is truly amazing (both the sound, and the connections you are helping to make), and coming at just the right time for or society. I can’t wait to attend more of the Envelop events and do my part to help build a strong community.
— Patrick
It really felt like we were experiencing an event from the future we were promised.... The sound system created a listening experience unlike any I’ve had before. The music felt fully immersive and the clarity resonated every detail of the instruments and sound effects.
— GooseM
 “ Looking at something like Envelop’s new tools for Ableton Live 10 [Envelop for Live], you see something like the equivalent of those first pan pots. Add some free devices to Live, and you can improvise with space, hear the results through headphones, and scale up to as many speakers as you want, or deliver to a growing, standardized set of virtual reality / 3D / game / immersive environments.    And that could open the floodgates for 3D mixing music. (Maybe even it could open your own floodgates there.) ” –  Full article here

Looking at something like Envelop’s new tools for Ableton Live 10 [Envelop for Live], you see something like the equivalent of those first pan pots. Add some free devices to Live, and you can improvise with space, hear the results through headphones, and scale up to as many speakers as you want, or deliver to a growing, standardized set of virtual reality / 3D / game / immersive environments.

And that could open the floodgates for 3D mixing music. (Maybe even it could open your own floodgates there.)” – Full article here

 “Being in the audience for a spatial audio performance is really wild. Envelop at the Midway has 32 speakers around the room, and when you stand in the middle—or anywhere, really—you can feel sound filling the whole space... Walking around the room while the songs were playing, it didn’t really sound like music was coming from the speakers around me. The music was just... part of the room.” –  Full article here

“Being in the audience for a spatial audio performance is really wild. Envelop at the Midway has 32 speakers around the room, and when you stand in the middle—or anywhere, really—you can feel sound filling the whole space... Walking around the room while the songs were playing, it didn’t really sound like music was coming from the speakers around me. The music was just... part of the room.” – Full article here

 “ENVELOP has already built the audio hardware and software for what may become the most high-fidelity public listening space in world.” –  Full article here

“ENVELOP has already built the audio hardware and software for what may become the most high-fidelity public listening space in world.” – Full article here

 “The concept leaps far beyond multi-channel, into a future-forward, fully immersive audiovisual system that is one-of-a-kind. Soon producers will be able to write and perform spherical sound, using open source ambisonics software that will revolutionize electronic music as we know it.” –  Full article here

“The concept leaps far beyond multi-channel, into a future-forward, fully immersive audiovisual system that is one-of-a-kind. Soon producers will be able to write and perform spherical sound, using open source ambisonics software that will revolutionize electronic music as we know it.” – Full article here

 “ENVELOP is a collective of passionate musicians, DJs, software engineers, entrepreneurs, and audio enthusiasts seeking to change the way we experience live sound.” –  Full article here

“ENVELOP is a collective of passionate musicians, DJs, software engineers, entrepreneurs, and audio enthusiasts seeking to change the way we experience live sound.” – Full article here