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Why is noise being triggered in Studio One 3 Professional when the sustain pedal from my keyboard is depressed?

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asked Mar 17, 2018 in Studio One 3 by scottfishkind (120 points)
I recently recorded solo piano track in Studio One 3 Professional  and I kept hearing strange noise and even banging. I finally realized that just the act of pressing the sustain pedal was creating the noise.
This is ruining the track I recorded and wanted to know what is going on and how this can be fixed.

Thanks!

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answered Mar 18, 2018 by joeljossie (3,800 points)
For starters, this has nothing to do with studio one. It has to do with whatever is generating your piano sound, whether that's a sampler like Kontakt, or a virutal piano plugin, or the onboard sounds of a workstation keyboard. Many of these sample the sound of a real piano pedal being depressed and released to give a more realistic recording. It would be in the settings of whatever piano software you're using. Are you recording audio from a workstation keyboard/sampler, or are you using a midi controller for a virtual instrument?
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answered Apr 19 by arthurzatarain (340 points)
I don't have an answer, but I am seeing the same problem. If I press the sustain pedal at different velocities I hear a booming sound at different levels, as if a large truck were passing by and vibrating a bass drum. It's not loud, but it is sometimes noticeable. This is via Presence using several of the available piano settings. I suppose it could be a sampled sound but I didn't think the control command 64 for pedal up/down would produce a sound. I get the sound even if not pressing any piano keys. However, I don't get the sound if I chose an organ. So it must be something with the Presence piano samples/setup. Not a good feature.
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answered Apr 20 by arthurzatarain (340 points)
Hey, I did find an answer after all. Turns out that some of the Presence piano programs, such as Acoustic Piano - Full, have the noise as part of the sound. Acoustic Piano - full id described as "Light Piano with all layers and sustain, hammer noise & pedal sound." I don't know how they do it, but it's not a bug or flaw. It's part of that program's charm.
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