ARTURIA – ARP2600– USER’S MANUAL 71
The virtual keyboard of the ARP2600 V
6.2.2 The envelope generator
The envelope generator, connected to the amplifier, is used to “sculpt” the form of a
sound during a cycle, which begins when we press a note on the keyboard, and ends
when we release.
The envelope module
The most common envelope modules use 4 settings that we can vary:
The Attack is the time that the sound will take to reach its maximum
volume once the key has been pressed on the keyboard.
The Decay is the time that the sound will take to decline after the key is
The Sustain is the maximum level of volume that the sound will reach
when a key is pressed.
The Release is the decline time after the key has been released.