I am looking for a way to control the 'velocity' expression of voices, from a controller - and somewhat independent of the keybed action. Here, I am referring to velocity as the actual dynamic timbre change and not volume.
For example, as I play a string or brass instrument, I would love to control the velocity in a linear way, before or after the sound starts playing, preferably using a pedal. If I am understanding correctly, the keyboard is already doing this by triggering different Elements or groups set up in a voice depending on the force applied to the key. Finally, my questions are
- is there a way to transition between these Elements, after the key is pressed, using a controller?
- if so, can I setup the controller (external or otherwise) to control this expression with any XA or compatible voice, without editing?
Idealy, both the pedal and keyboard velocity would work together. For example, I would program it this way: at 0-30 pedal value, use elements 1 to 3 - depending on keyboard velocity; when 30-80, use elements 3-5; if over 80, use elements 5-8.
I hope at least a bit of this makes sense . Thanks!