I’ve finally gotten around to using Stages for envelopes more often, but I’ve been disappointed in that both my LPG (Two Tone - passive) and VCA (Tangle Quartet) tend to pop without very slow attack times. I’m not sure there is much I can do, but if anyone has any tips or has had a similar experience, I would appreciate your thoughts!


With short attack times, its not the problem of the envelope but a variety of factors:
-harmonic content of input signal
-point in cycle of oscillator
-possible dc offsets

Any envelope can make a vca pop if the vca reacts quickly enough.
Did you try different curve settings?


Usually pops are a sign of DC offset, do you happen to have an oscilloscope? Or at least a good multimeter?