Artist Technical FAQ

There are two ways to play your music within an Envelop space.


Envelop for Live

Using our free and open-source software Envelop for Live (E4L) you can position any sounds or layers in three-dimensional space.

Using Ableton Live Suite 10 you can place an E4L spatial panner on any track, or group of tracks, easily spatializing that sound or layer.

At home or in your studio you can use E4L’s “binaural” mode to monitor the spatial mix on headphones. The mix you create can also be used for VR experiences, 360 video and more.

During soundcheck our engineers will send your encoded spatial mix from E4L into the Envelop system.

Spatial Stereo

Even if you know nothing about spatial audio or our software Envelop for Live, it’s going to sound amazing.

Outputs from your audio interface or CDJs are sent to a dedicated Envelop computer running Envelop for Live.

We will input your Left and Right channel stereo mix and upmix it for spatial playback.

The three-dimensional placement of the stereo feed can be controlled in real-time by the artist, a dedicated technician, creative automation, or a combination of all of the above.


Please read this documentation to install the correct drivers before performing in an Envelop space.

  • Pros-
    Complete control over the placement of sound, layers, and spatial effects.

  • Cons-
    Requires some time to setup and experiment with before your play in the space.

  • Pros-
    Anyone can do it without any preparation.
    You can learn this process in minutes.

  • Cons-
    You do not have compositional control of the layers or individual sounds of the music.

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Envelop SF


Envelop SF Front-end Gear

  • Rane MP2015 DJ Mixer (4 stereo inputs) driver download 

  • 2 Pioneer 2000NXS2 CDJs

  • 2 Technics SJ-1200MK3Ds

  • RME Fireface UFX (front-end interface for artist use) Setup and driver instructions here.