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#3127807 06/14/21 06:17 PM
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Hi guys, i bought a new vpc1 and im asking if there is the possibility to share the user curves used for different vst.
I looked for it on web but there is nothing similar. (For example the curve used for uvi austrian or pianoteq or garritan or noire etc etc).
What do you think?

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Under "Preset-Mode" in the user manual you can find some default velocity curves and how to switch between them: pressing C#7, F#7, G#7, F#7 or A#7 while holding down the power key...
In my case I leave the "green" setting for Pianoteq. In other VSTs I usually keep it at "red" and adjust the velocity curve inside the VST if needed.
You can either try to match the touch on your acoustic to minimize effort switching back and forth between it and the VPC-1 or find a touch setting that allows playing comfortably e.g. sounding good.

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Originally Posted by TonyDIGITAL
Under "Preset-Mode" in the user manual you can find some default velocity curves and how to switch between them: pressing C#7, F#7, G#7, F#7 or A#7 while holding down the power key...


C#7, D#7, F#7, G#7 or A#7: the five right-most black keys on the keyboard

To enable the Pianoteq velocity curve, turn on the power, then hold down the power button while you press F#7. Release the power button, then release the F#7 key. The power button's color should change from solid red to solid green.


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Thanks guys.
Id like also that vpc owners could share their “custom” curve for every vst piano….like a community. Could be an idea to do it here?

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Originally Posted by luigigiul76
Thanks guys.
Id like also that vpc owners could share their “custom” curve for every vst piano….like a community. Could be an idea to do it here?

Great idea! smile


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My favourite one for the VSL Vienna Imperial, Garritan CFX and Pianoteq is the Alicia's Key inbuilt curve (orange flashing). The red one (unchanged) is too sensitive and the green (Pianoteq) one too unresponsive.

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Originally Posted by luigigiul76
Thanks guys.
Id like also that vpc owners could share their “custom” curve for every vst piano….like a community. Could be an idea to do it here?

Great idea! smile

Is possible to share the files of the curve?

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I think people fuss too much over velocity curves.

If you're heavy-handed you likely need an S-shaped curve. That will soften the sound. (Or you could learn to lighten your touch, instead. I did, and I think any teacher would recommend likewise.)

If you're light-handed you likely need an inverted curve.

Adjust the curve to suit your needs. It's that simple.

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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
I think people fuss too much over velocity curves.

If you're heavy-handed you likely need an S-shaped curve. That will soften the sound. (Or you could learn to lighten your touch, instead. I did, and I think any teacher would recommend likewise.)

If you're light-handed you likely need an inverted curve.

Adjust the curve to suit your needs. It's that simple.
Same opinion here: velocity is for me to adjust my VPC-1 to match something I wish to such as:
- an acoustic piano (same volume, same touch...) or
- a good sound as much as imagine because I don't know how the real instrument sounds like and the key bed should provide a comfortable touch to match my preference / skill

It's not an absolute truth

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