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Velocity Curve Templates - adding and using

Velocity curve templates

Many software and hardware, particularly samplers, will have this feature. It is a predefined ‘playing’ template that uses velocity as a method of playing sounds. This is a very useful feature as it allows you to use templates for all manner of instruments patches. For example, you can use a template for percussive playing, or for piano etc. Each template is designed to create a velocity curve for the way the sound is played. Emu hardware samplers incorporate a number of very useful templates. Most templates will be linear and some can be edited.

In a DAW, and I am using Cubase, instead of spending a lot of time trying to edit each and every note via the velocity controller, it is far easier to use an existing template or to create your own.
The images below show how to do this. Try to apply the same to your sequencing software.

Adding velocity template

Naming and saving velocity template

Try to name the template sensibly so you can call it up anytime you choose and use it on another pattern.

You can have some real fun if you use velocity curves from other instruments and using them on your own pieces.