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What Is the Velocity Curve?

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Last updated: 26 Nov, 2008
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When you're using a USB or MIDI keyboard controller, or playing back a MIDI file, you may find that Pianissimo doesn't respond quite the way you want it to.  Pressing a key lightly may sound too quiet, and pressing a key too hard may sound too loud.  You can use the Velocity Curve adjustment to change the way Pianissimo responds to your key presses.  There are 5 velocity curves available:

 

Very Light:  Select this curve if you play the piano keys very lightly, but wish for the piano to respond as though you were playing them harder.  This extreme setting is generally not useful to most players.

 

Light:  Select this curve if you play the piano keys lightly, but wish for the piano to respond as though you were playing them a little harder.

 

Normal:  This is Pianissimo's normal velocity curve.

 

Heavy:  Select this curve if you play the piano keys heavily, but wish for the piano to respond as though you were playing them a little lighter.

 

Very Heavy:  Select this curve if you play the piano keys very heavily, but wish for the piano to respond as though you were playing them a lighter.  This extreme setting is generally not useful to most players.

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