Envelop for Live is a collection of free, open-source spatial audio production tools that work with Ableton Live 10 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.
*We no longer support E4L with Live 9, and there are no plans to create a VST or make E4L work with other DAWs, but we support that effort.
** E4L is not officially supported on Windows systems. It may work, but some users report sporadic issues.
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EnvelopLX is an interactive lighting application used within our Envelop venues. It runs in Processing using the LX Studio framework. The system may be controlled directly, or via remote OSC control from Envelop for Live devices, which can be composed and sequenced within Ableton Live 10. Real-time spatial audio metering and position data can also be used to control animation.