Graduating volume across range of keyboard for one part

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Graduating volume across range of keyboard for one part

Unread post by mgduke » Mon May 06, 2019 10:04 pm

Using a concert grand piano part as an example, how can I change the volume across the entire range of the keyboard so that the notes are softer in the lower register and gradually/smoothly get louder as I play higher on the keyboard?

Yamaha keeps telling me to copy the part and change the note range for each copied part, making each one louder as I copy up to a higher range of notes. This is absolutely not what I want as it won't effectively render a gradual volume transition. At least, not unless I make a whole lot of copies (e.g., so I can change the volume every 5-6 notes) and that just doesn't seem very efficient.

It used to be that synths had a very easy way to control volume gradation across the range of the keyboard, but I haven't been able to find a way to do this in my MODX-8 88. Can it be done?
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Re: Graduating volume across range of keyboard for one part

Unread post by TotoFan » Mon May 13, 2019 9:59 pm

This is possibly one of the features I miss most from my previous Korg keyboards. Even the Krome can do that - and ModX cannot. Cannot be that hard to put it in a software update anyway.....
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Re: Graduating volume across range of keyboard for one part

Unread post by parametric » Tue May 14, 2019 12:39 am

I think you are referring to the Keyboard Velocity curve . . . . In the Utility Menu . . .

Reference Manual P188.

Five "Curves" are available:Normal, Soft, Hard, Wide and Fixed.

I think the shape of the curve is displayed when selected . .?

Fixed - is a straight line - ALL notes give a fixed velocity . . . .

This is a GLOBAL setting - not sure if it can be set within a Part . . . . ?

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Re: Graduating volume across range of keyboard for one part

Unread post by Light Pillar » Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm

When you edit your part, be on the lookout for Volume scaling. I think this is what you're looking for. Might be element based. Good luck!
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