Angus_FX wrote:Technobear - do you need to map it to a custom range, or is +- 1 octave all you use?
(Note to self - being able to lock a mod slot and all its depths would be a rather handy feature to have).
I usually use +/- 48 semitones. its really the range of the controller you use in a single slide.
48 is good for all of these controllers (and is the default for MPE) except the full size continuum (96 'keys') and Id guess the 88 key roli seaboard ... (Roli Rise/ 61 key grand /half size continuum would all be fine)
What are you mapping Perf2 to? IIRC, the first amp stage is linear in level response, but nonlinear in terms of saturation response (i.e. it's a circuit modeled VCA), the second amp stage is log in level response, but linear in tonal response (no nonlinearities til you hit its clipping range).
Ive been using VCA amp. so first stage.
(I just tried VCA volume , so second stage , and that seem to be not quite as good...)
just to note: what Im trying to do is control the overall 'volume' of the voice, so that the voices volume 'envelope' is directly controller by pressure, so this seemed the best place.. but id welcome other suggestions.
I also set the AMP env to 0/0/100/0... ok, i know it really is 2.5/2.5/100/0 .. but best i can do
(in modular envs, i don't use amp env, i plug the pressure directly into VCA gain)
The performance controllers are slew limited - we did this originally to preserve a smooth-sounding response when using cheap MIDI controllers & DAWs which may thin the CC data stream. Could potentially turn that off or at least dial it back a bit for controllers capable of sending a high quality response, although getting good results would require a controller capable of sending high-resolution (14-bit) MIDI.
interesting... perhaps could be the thinning of the data stream.... depending on the strategy you use
(id assume most VSTs use smoothing, as with 7 bit midi it would otherwise be very steppy ... and Ive not seen before)
I wonder if the 'issue' is related to the fact we can send 250-500hz midi events, this is most important during the initial note-on/attack phase, as its here (if you are controlling the volume envelope with pressure directly, as i am) that you can really feel it if your going for a fast attack.
(its not really going to be 500 msg/second as we do thin out duplicate values so with 7bits thats quite alot... but it does mean during the attack phase you will probably see 0-127 in very quick succession)
I can do 14 bit midi, though I think you'll find only a few controllers capable of it..
I think chicken and egg... many don't support it, as few VSTs/hardware synths support it.. I guess we are all waiting on midi HD.
so I wonder if fine tuning the slewing is perhaps the better/easier option?