Rich uses the Envolution to reduce the synth pad in a loop, then turn it up and protect the headroom with the Oxford Limiter and place it in its own space using the Oxford Reverb.
Envolution Video Review
You can also take a look at our review from Dan Cooper where he takes a close look at Envolution which is Sonnox's transient & sustain designer plug-in. Hear how Envolution dramatically enhances a simple drum loop with simple and intuitive controls. Watch the video to hear what Dan thinks.