Definitions for "Envelope generator"
A circuit, usually triggered by pressing a key on a keyboard, that generates a changing voltage with respect to time. This voltage typically controls a VCF or VCA. An AHDSR, ADSR, TVA are types of Envelope Generators. See ADSR.
The envelope of a sound can be explained as a variation that occurs to it over time. How a sound starts, continues, and disappears in terms of pitch, harmonic content, and loudness is a function of its envelope. An envelope generator is a circuit or algorithm found in most synthesizers that provide a means to apply these kinds of changes to a sound over time.
a kind of oscillator whose waveform is a piecewise polynomial and/or exponential function
Keywords:  tracking
Envelope tracking