[LAU] midi velocity

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Dec 13 19:38:45 UTC 2012

On 12/13/2012 08:47 AM, Asa Marco wrote:
> Il giorno Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:04:50 -0600 (CST)
> Brent Busby <brent at keycorner.org> ha scritto:
>> Could just be me and my ongoing discoveries of weirdness...but has
>> anyone else had the experience of finding that Linux studio apps seem
>> to require much higher velocity from keyboards than the same
>> keyboards do in the world of physical gear?
>> I'm using a Yamaha SY99 as a master keyboard, and I'm finding that
>> with most of the soundfonts I've tried in FluidSynth, I'm having to
>> play the keyboard *hard* to get multisamples that have been setup to
>> play a certain sample only at high velocities to switch into their
>> higher velocity sound.  I never have to play that hard when I'm using
>> the SY99 by itself, or when using it to drive any other keyboard or
>> drum machine.
>> Is it just some kind of Alsa Midi thing, or do soundfont creators out
>> there just really like banging their keyboards?
> Hi, I once had the same problem with a sampled piano, So I started
> playing with qmidicurves http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidicurves/.
> There are probably other ways to do it but this is pretty
> straightforward.

Well, my Yamaha PSR-225 has that problem with it's built-in sounds - I 
have to pound it to get its loud samples, despite the three different 
curve settings it has built in. Maybe it's a Yamaha thing?

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