Hi all i am wondeing if i made a mistake in buying the strad solo . The reason i ask this it for one simple reason. I dont have an expression peddal and have no way to hook one up even if i did. I thoguht that i could use it with out one. but i have tried everything. No matter what i do the volume and sound are horrible. I mean really bad. Let me explain the the plucking sounds great very good and the notes that i play where i just play a single note hard sound good, but if i hold that note it sounds very tiny ans shrill and you can here "noise" so i am wonding if i had the expression pedal and was able to use it maybe that is the problem, and i cant raise the volume as i play and that is why i here the noise and why it sounds so horrible. this is not an attack on the product in anyway. When i hit the stuff hard i can hear how well it is for a sec anyways and the plucking is good also. I even got some solo violion midi files and tried playing those and having play back through k2 and using just the solo violin of the midi file and nothign else, i coudl see in that instance that the mod wheel was moving as i had the keyboard view enabled in k2 but the soudn again was horrible, very shrill and tinny and lots of noise. So i dont know how to get around this. I guess this is more of a call for help then anythign else i hope i did not waste money i somthign i cant use, but i thought at least playing a midi file woudl have worked , i even used the new midi that was just put from from the gpo concert and just used the solo violon as i know he made that midi correct, and again teh mod whell moved on the display so that was good, but the soudn was not there, only when i firist hit the note HARD its there but then it is very quiet and the awful sound come through, again this is not an attack at all but i guess i need some help. I cant attach an expresion pedal i have not the greates keyboard but it gets the job done, this is the first product i have had where i have an issue with it. thanks in advance everybody for you helpas i know how nice you guys are.