Keyboard controller problem...and advice on possible new one?
I have this older model Kawai M8000 keyboard midi control. Whenever I try using it with samples that have large dynamic range, such as PMI pianos, the samples become metallicky sounding and like they are clipping badly.
I tried to adjust the velocity sensativity on the Kawai, but it doesn't help.
This just seems wierd to me since the keyboard is only sending midi messages and not any audio data. how could midi screw the sound up so badly?
If anyone has any suggestions on how I might fix this problem, please feel free to speak up. As it stands I can't use the keyboard for samples with more than one, or two dynamic layers, which is what I need, so it is kind of useless to me.
That being said, if I need to pick up something new, how do you all feel about the Kurzweil keyboards? I want something with a good "piano feel" and good build quality. The Kurzweils seem like they might fit that discription, plus they have onboard sounds which I would appreciate.
Re: Keyboard controller problem...and advice on possible new one?
I couldn't help replying here because I had a similar experience recently.
The words "metalic sounding" is what hit me.
I was accidentally transmitting on 2 midi ch's simultaneously from one of my kybds. It was still in LAYER mode, and I was trying to play a piano lib in Kontakt 2.....which was set to recieve in "OMNI" midi mode. This means that I was sending out DOUBLE midi information to the same piano lib. The result was a flanged(metalic)/ louder than normal/polyphony exceeding disgusting sound.
I am not familiar with the Kawai model you mention, but check your midi zone/split point/layer options, OR check your samplers midi recieve mode.
Hope ya get that fixed and it's not the kybd. Good luck