I think the short answer to your question is No. Velocity is not like regular automation. Velocity values are tied to notes; they are a component of the MIDI information that defines a note. It cannot exist separately from the note it is associated with. So, you can't really "draw" velocity independently of notes the way you can other MIDI CC messages. CC messages are separate from notes. Velocity isn't.Hello,
Is it possible to record (not draw) in real time (by moving the fader) the velocity curve in the Score window?
Greatly appreciate any suggestions.
DP 7.12, Logic 9.1.1 OS 10.6.4, VSL, etc.
ETA: This controls the dynamics by using CC#11, Expression instead of velocity/volume, but if that doesn't do the trick for you, maybe you can set up something in either of the Transform windows that lets you control the velocity 'data byte' by the volume level data byte.Here is another little Helper - The Expressor.
Have you ever found that controlling your fantastic <insert your favourite velocity sensitive (ethnic) instrument here> - track with Hyperdraw Volume controls just that - volume ? While what you actually wanted to control was *dynamics* ?
The Expressor is here to help you.
Select the Expressor macro as the track instrument and patch its output into your target instrument. This enables you to scale the dynamics of your sequence or even live input with the 'softer-harder' knob. For use with Multi-Instruments i have included a MIDI Out Channel control.
You can automate expression control by hyperdrawing MIDI Volume (or any other controller) into your sequence which is then automagically transformed into velocity up- or down-scaling of your performance. Choose which controller to use with the 'controlled by' popup-menu.
Finally, for all those 'Well, but what about my original volume data?'-dudes i have included a switch which in addition to the dynamics processing passes the chosen controller unaltered to the output.
The closest you get to recording a velocity curve (without doing something similar by setting up something advanced in Environment>Transform, see below*) is probably to record an additional dummy track with the velocities you want, and 'quantize' the velocities of your track to the new dummy track.
So, if you're working with 1/16th notes, record a new region with 1/16th notes, and make it a Groove Template. Quantize your region to that Groove Template, and adjust the Q-velocity value. Your region will be getting the velocity of the newly recorded dummy region instead of it's own velocity if you set Q-velocity to 100% (and use it's own, original velocity values if Q-velocity is set to 0%. If you open the Piano Roll (for the actual region, not the dummy region), you can see how your velocities change as you adjust the Q-velocity value.
It can be very useful if you have eg. entered some stuff in step time, and want to replace the velocities but not the note pitches - but instead of recording your velocities with a fader, you are recording them with your keyboard keys.