I've been using cubase for a while so am familiar with the general usage of these things, but the way modulation (cc1) works with GPO is thowing me off. I've read as much as I can on these forums but am still unclear on how I should be using modulation as part of the process. (I get the principle of velocity determing aggressive vs soft samples etc & volume is obviously straightforward, but the problem is in the cc1 modulation control)
I've not been able to use a keyboard so have been relying on mouse input lately & will continue with this for some time.
The problem I have is with the overall volume. I'd programmed a lot of into in but the main volume was very low. It looks like the mod (cc1) had defaulted to 0 (or 1 i suppose) in each of the tracks. There were two problems here; 1 - the overall volume was low & 2 - when I edited a couple of tracks to add cc1, they became very loud (even when I had them going values of say 10-30 out of 127)
What would be the best approach to using mod values in my workflow. It strikes me that if there were some way of having it always default to 66 (ie the halfway point between 0-127) then that might be a good starting point. As everything would have a medium volume & I could then lower for quiet/soft passages & increase for loud/strong passages.
Does this make sense? Is something like this possible to automate? I have a nasty feeling that I'll need to manually program a modulation value in for everything even if it is played with a constant 'expression' if I'm to avoid problems when it comes to mixing.
I'd really appreciate any comments - I get the feeling this should be quite a simple problem, but I'm struggling with what the best approach should be...