[LAD] "Open midi-keyboard"

Peter Nelson peter at fuzzle.org
Sat Sep 26 12:41:53 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-09-26 at 14:20 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> > I'd be much interested *iff* it would also generate
> > velocity for key release. This is provided in the MIDI
> > format but very few keyboars implement it.
> >
> > Ciao,
> >   
> For release velocity it's the same as for poly pressure, I don't know 
> any keyboard providing this. The only unusual function provided by a 
> keyboard I know is breath control. My Yamaha DX7 supports breath
> control.

There are some; my CME UF8 sends release velocity. (It also has breath
control, though I don't have the controller.)

> I don't think hat there will be a lot of receiving devices that can 
> handle release velocity and poly pressure.

I guess most synths don't do anything with the release velocity data,
but, for example, Pianoteq uses it to make appropriate key release sound


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