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FR: MIDI device custom velocity response

+5 votes
asked Jun 28, 2016 in Hardware Integration / Remote Control by Scoox (16,680 points)
recategorized Aug 9, 2019 by Scoox

The following mock-up is self-explanatory:

Some MIDI controllers have a few velocity response curves to choose from, some (e.g. M-Audio Keystation) don't. The velocity curve options provided by the hardware don't always work well. The feature being requested here would allow users to customise set up a different velocity response for each MIDI device.

The X axis is the incoming velocity, the Y axis is the translated velocity. This allows for ever possible velocity response scenario including fixed velocity (a horizontal line).

Along the top there are controls for bypassing, storing, copying and pasting the velocity response curve. Once saved, a curve becomes available globally so that it can be loaded onto other connected controllers too.

What do you think?

3 Answers

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answered Jul 5, 2016 by Skip Jones (166,570 points)

Thank you for the feature request. 

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answered Aug 31, 2016 by Anselmi71 (4,580 points)
Or maybe one could just do custom velocity curve with midi FX. I think it would be easy to implement to Studio One.
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answered Sep 1, 2016 by Scoox (16,680 points)
MIDI FX is good too but not the same. Unless there was a MIDI FX chain for each input device.

The point of custom velocity response curves that are associated with a hardware device is to correct the hardware's native velocity curve. Some velocity sensitive devices only have a single velocity curve; in such cases this feature would enable us to alter the response curve would apply to all plugins globally because it's associated with the device not just an instance of an instrument track.