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Does GPO5 have touch sensitivity?

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Does GPO5 have touch sensitivity?

Postby Alon J » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:51 pm

The velocity control in GPO4 is only using a mod-wheel.
Was that changed in GPO5? Are the instruments now responsive to touch control on my MIDI keyboard?
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Re: Does GPO5 have touch sensitivity?

Postby SysExJohn » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:50 am

Not correct, I'm afraid.

Keyboard velocity (the strength with which you play the note) implements the 'attack' of the note as far as NON-percussive instruments are concerned. Piano, harp, etc. use velocity for note volume. Strings played pizzicato also use note velocity.

The mod wheel OR cc#11 (expression) OR cc#2 (breath control) all define the volume (and to some extent the timbre) of the note. Clearly it's only sensible to use one of these controllers.

Otherwise, polyphonic aftertouch is used to control the depth of the vibrato, if the Garritan instrument responds to it, and if the vibrato is switched on and the speed is set.
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