I have tried asking this earlier, and have tried every setting I can think of in NWC, but to no avail. So, here I am trying again:
When writing for piano, I want to be able to adjust the touch in a way that affects the MIDI playback. However, whatever I try, it only seem to affect the playback volume. The key touch remains the same. I does not come out softer or harder.
As indicated in my initial post, I know and I have tried all the available options in NWC, but, as I also stated, the only noticeable difference is volume change. The velocity is just as forceful. That can easily be confirmed by compensatory increase of the volume on the external amplifier.
Since the MIDI standard supposedly supports both velocity and aftertouch, at least on paper, and since my attempts at adjusting velocity in NWC was not working, other than reducing volume, I was wondering if there was other tricks of the trade I could learn. From what I received of replies, the problem might be limitations of the GS Wavetable Synth, ie. that it is outdated. In that respect, the information referred to in Scriptorium also seem a bit “mature” (from +/- 2012).
I have downloaded and will try out VirtualMIDISynth as well as FluidRT GM. As far as I understand, VirtualMIDISynth only works with SF2, not SFZ.
I have been told that SFZ offers significantly better sound quality than SF2. If that is the case, recommendations for suitable synths will be appreciated.
I have spent a lot of time tweaking and searching for solutions, but to no avail, despite the fact related questions have been raised before.
I need to make the piano sound (a lot) softer. However, the only noticeable effect, when using the Style and Velocity functions in Insert > Dynamic, or using the Expression function in MPC, is changes in volume. Nothing else!
Is there some “secret” procedure I need to know about to make it work :-), is there other ways to achieve a softer play, or is the problem that the MIDI synth I have does not support these features?
I’m using a Win 10 computer with GS Wavetable Synth and NWC 2.75a.2.