I thought it would be nice for winds and strings to have a breath controller to use with GPO. But I never heard of those things until recently, and never seen or used one ever... Can anyone maybe recommend a good one to me ?
The BC1, BC2 and BC3 all do pretty much the same thing. However, they all need a suitable dedicated 'input' to plug into [sorry, its not USB, Serial, MIDI or anything like that!). Some Yamaha keyboards and modules like the Motif and VL-70 have such an input. There is however a company that make and sell a BC3 to MIDI converter for those who do not have a breath controller input on their keyboard:
However at around $200 for the converter, it might be tempting to look around for a discounted VL-70 (or similar) acoustic tone module (with the dedicated input) for a little bit more money, but a lot more bang for the bucks.
It seems all a bit too complicated for me as I don't want to go larger on the actual hardware (a breath controller seemed just the right size .
Actually I'd especially like to use it for the strings. As I really suck at the modwheel, I thought the breath controller was the way to go (I breath "musically" in front of my computer for now, and I try to convert that into a velocity enveloppe after, but you can guess it's a bit of a workaround )
Maybe you can suggest yet another method aprt from the modwheel and/or breath controller to input velocity ? Or I would have to get the BC-3 + converter... (seems expensive).