Learn Live 10: Wavetable – Modulation

Learn Live 10: Wavetable – Modulation

August 8, 2019 3 By Kailee Schamberger


In this video, let’s take a look
at the modulation matrix of Wavetable. And how you can use its modulation sources
or midi modulation sources to affect sound. Modulation in Wavetable allows you to control
parameters using modulation sources. There are 5 modulation sources
within the Wavetable device. These consist of 3 envelopes and 2 LFOs. You also have the possibility
of using midi modulation sources from the Midi Modulation Matrix tab. Most midi modulation sources can be controlled
using a midi controller. You can also automate midi controls
within the Envelopes section of Midi Clips. You can use a modulation source
and apply it to a destination or target in the modulation matrix. If you toggle Wavetable’s expanded view,
the modulation matrix tab and the midi modulation matrix tab
are combined. The modulation targets are on the left-hand side. When you load a default instance of Wavetable
the Osc 1 position, the amplitude and the pitch are already available as targets
within the modulation matrix. To add a wavetable parameter as a target
to the modulation matrix simply click the parameter with your mouse cursor
that you wish to add and this will be
automatically added to the modulation matrix. I’d like to use the modulation source LFO 1
to modulate the filter in Wavetable. To apply modulation to a parameter
simply click in the window that corresponds to the modulation source
and the target that wish to modulate and apply the modulation by clicking and dragging. You can also use your computer keyboard
to type in the value. I’ll use the modulation source LFO 2
to modulate the wavetable position of Oscillator 1. You can also add some parameters
of the modulation sources themselves to the modulation matrix. Using midi modulation sources
in the modulation matrix works in the same way. I’ll use the velocity of the midi clip
as a midi modulation source to modulate the wavetable position of oscillator 1. The Global Amount controls the overall amount
of modulation for all sources within the modulation matrix. A lower value decreases the effect
of all modulators. Whereas a higher value increases the effect
of all modulators. The Global Time scales the time
of all modulators. Negative values
make envelopes and LFOs faster, while a higher or positive value
makes them slower. Global Modulation Time as well as
Global Modulation Amount can also be added to the modulation matrix.