[LAU] do qsynth and zynaddsubfx do aftertouch?

andy baxter andy at earthsong.free-online.co.uk
Mon Aug 30 23:16:14 UTC 2010

On 30/08/10 22:57, Harry Van Haaren wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM, andy baxter 
> <andy at earthsong.free-online.co.uk 
> <mailto:andy at earthsong.free-online.co.uk>> wrote:
>     That's the question really - I am using a midi keyboard with these
>     two programs and would like to be able to use the aftertouch on
>     it, but they don't seem to work by default. Does anyone know if
>     there is a way to get this working?
> Hey Andy,
> Aftertouch is not anything special, its sends a MIDI message just like 
> turning a MIDI knob does. What you need to do is tell the synth to 
> listen to the aftertouch midi message, and use it to control 
> <your-parameter-here>.
> If you cant map aftertouch to what you want, try converting it to a 
> MIDI Control Change (MIDI knob turn) type message, which has become 
> almost a standard in controlling software parameters.
> You didn't mention what it is that you want to do with the aftertouch?

Hi harry,

All I want at the moment is to be able to modulate the volume after the 
key has been pressed. Might try other things later.


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