Not sure if this is the correct place for this question, but I'll start out here. In discussing some things with rbowser regarding using Garritan GPO, a question comes to mind. I am a notation guy, not a keyboard guy. My resume has a gaping hole where keyboard ought to be. In using Garritan GPO (I use it as a VST plugin with Sonar Producer 8.5) I am trying to figure out how to best simulate the difference between whacking a key and tapping a key on a keyboard. I mean, how does the Garritan synth track that this note was hit harder than that note for playback? The note velocity value in Sonar does not seem to greatly affect note attack in GPO except at the extreme settings. I use a track envelope for CC1 and much can be done with that. However, editing the velocity eludes me. There are a number or controllers listed in the Garritan manual that have no CC values. However, it seems to me that if a person records MIDI through a keyboard, some value has to be assigned to a note or envelope somewhere for accurate playback.
I can duplicate the velocity setting somewhat by using a clip envelope for velocity, but unfortunately that seems to be a little bit buggy in Sonar.
I apologize if I sound rather ignorant. I've been working with Sonar 2.2 () for years with the old Edirol VSC and all of the new stuff with VSTs and samples is a bit overwhelming at times. However, after listening to the terrific Garritan sounds, I've bitten the apple, and I can't go back.