I contacted support through the https://www.yamaha.com site.Stevie18 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:21 pmWhile I by now guess that the MODX is probably just not the right thing for you (not the MODX8 and certainly not the MODX6/7) I would still like to clarify that. I am not sure who at Yamaha you asked or what the exact the question was. Maybe you were not asking the right question...
The answer to the question "Can you edit a performance such that the velocity response in different parts of the keyboard can be adapted to personal taste?" is certainly yes. Maybe it is still not enough for your taste but you have a lot of possibilities.
For the sake of a synth nearly half the price of the Montage, you definitely have my attention and are getting my hopes up again that the MODX8 is still an option, as opposed to what Yamaha's response lead me to think.
Wow, I knew multiple parts could be slit like that, but never thought about the 3 piano part split idea, and customize them for the different sections of the piano. Duh! That might just work for me...Stevie18 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:21 pmTo clarify what you can do you could do the following experiment (if you had a MODX or Montage):
- Take performance "CFX Stage" as a starting point. It has only one part for the whole piano which means you have 7 parts free.
- If you for example say that the velocity response in the middle of the keyboard is okay but not in the lower and higher parts, copy part 1 to parts 2, and 3.
- Split the keyboard using the parts' "Note Limit" setting so that the 3 parts are in different keyboard regions, e.g. part 1 lower part, part 2 middle part, part 3 higher part (you could split into up to 8 regions if you need, remember that you have 8 parts available).
- For each of the regions you can now use the velocity offset and velocity depth to adapt that part to your needs. You should not make too drastic changes there, otherwise you get weird effects when playing melodies which span regions. But some extent of editing is okay.
- If that's not enough, note that each part of the mentioned performance has 5 elements which handle different velocity ranges (the others are used for the high notes and the key off sound).
- Each of the elements has a velocity curve of its own in the element's amplitude screen. Does that help enough?
This I could potentially just do at the 'part' level for each of the 3 part sections. I knew about the amplitude volume scaling and was going to utilize if velocity scaling was an option. But now with your idea, I could kinda replicate velocity scaling to a certain extent, as well as a bit of volume scaling.Stevie18 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:21 pm[*]In addition to that you have per element the level/key setting which can be used to have higher volume towards the lower or higher end of the key range.
[*]In addition to that there is the scale screen with 4 keys and 4 levels which allows you per element to adapt the level further for 5 regions per element .
That could work for what I am looking to do. Thanks!Stevie18 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:21 pmSo can you adapt the velocity response to your needs? I certainly think so. Is it a lot of work and fine tuning? Absolutely. But as someone wrote earlier you would have to do it once per piano sound and then store it. And then you can use that piano sound again and again.