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  1. #1

    Attack!

    Hiya!

    Postman has just delivered my GPO yay! all installed and running, theres just one thing I cant work out!

    How do I alter the attack on an instrument? I just cant seem to find a way!

    Any help most welcome!!!!

    :-)
    RiverCottage

  2. #2

    Re: Attack!

    Congratulations ! And welcome to this wonderful forum.

    Attack is controlled by velocity. So, the higher the velocity the sharper the attack will be. Although, it goes hand and hand together with CC1 which controls the volume and timbre of the instrument.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3

    Re: Attack!

    Quote Originally Posted by rivercottage
    Hiya!

    Postman has just delivered my GPO yay! all installed and running, theres just one thing I cant work out!

    How do I alter the attack on an instrument? I just cant seem to find a way!

    Any help most welcome!!!!

    :-)
    RiverCottage
    Hello! Welcome. You can also affect accented attacks by adding one of the "aggressive" patches to the attack. In the aggressive brass CC16 also controls level of aggressiveness. Legato attacks are made by depressing the sustain pedal (CC64).

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  4. #4

    Re: Attack!

    Thanks for the replies guys, really enjoying gpo already!

    I was looking to create some really slow attack swelling bulging strings, Ill have to a play with the mod wheel and altering my playing :-)

    Gosh isnt the piano lovely!?


    :-)
    RiverCottage

  5. #5

    Re: Attack!

    For slow swells then its the modwheel combined with close to zero velocity key hitting.

    The other way of getting faster attack - though this is not what you are asking, and in addition to the 'aggressive' patches and the hitting the key harder suggested by the other veterans, is to use the sustain pedal. In many patches the sustain pedal cuts off the attack portion and if the sample has a slow programmed attack, then holding down sustain gives more initial bite by getting rid of this attack portion. Its supposed to be used for legato style playing but can be used to get more initial bite. NB you have to have your GPO options set for the right option (no sustenato but midi controller I think) for this to work.

    I seem to remember cc16 can be used as well for forcefulness of aggressive patches.

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