As I said in a different topic, I’ve been A/B comparing the CFX in my CP4 with that in the YC61, playing both from the CP4’s keybed. I prefer some elements of the CP4’s SCM AP warmth, both in the CFX and CF3 pianos. I suspect that with some tweaking I can achieve an even better tone from YC61’s AWM2 sampled CFX. Hence my question.
I’m using Debussy’s Arabesque I as my test material. I’m learning this marvelous piece now. It has a variety of textures and dynamics and requires judicious pedaling (many overdo the pedal on this piece in fact, to my ears), hence it makes a good test case.
I found that with the EQ, I can easily get a pleasing tone. But, as we know, there’s no way to save the EQ settings in a Live Set. Also, any EQ I set may be inappropriate for other voices I use (I bought the board for it’s Hammond clone wheel capabilities).
I like what I’m hearing when I play with the filter and envelope generator. Also, by setting the Touch Curve to Wide, I feel I get much better control over dynamics and tone from the CP4 keybed (using the YC61 as tone generator). That said, sometimes it still sounds too much like I’m hitting “steel” when I use a fast strike.
Does anyone have suggestions? Settings you’ve found work well for classical, prog rock or ballads? Guidance as to which controls or settings (especially Envelope and Filter) that produce the most “round” and “warm” tone?
Of course, thanks to Bad Mister for the input he gave in the previous topic!