concerning my Cremona and lack of velocity

T.L.
T.L. Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

My biggest gripe with Native instruments Cremona quartet is that velocity sensitivity isn't connected or correspond to the velocity sensitivity of my kawai VPC midi contoller. If I was to buy a Komplete Kontrol A49, would the use of the modulation wheel remedy this?

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  • MyStudioOne
    MyStudioOne Member Posts: 249 Pro

    Yes, it would. But depending of the software you use, you may also have the option of of purchasing/using a third party fader controller which can be used to control dynamics or expression.

  • T.L.
    T.L. Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    Thanks so much for replying MyStudioOne. I checked out the cc121 as I use Cubase and its an awesome machine, watched some youtube on it but no one mentioned modulation nor does it have a mod wheel. As a beginner to all this I'm sure I'm just ignorant as yet to it's full capablity. Any clarification you could offer would be much appreciated.

    Either way, I think I'm gonna get both the A49 and the cc121.

  • MyStudioOne
    MyStudioOne Member Posts: 249 Pro
    edited January 29

    Given that you are discussing the Cremona package, I assume you are delving into symphonic composition.

    One thing you should think about before buying the cc121 (which only has a single fader) is that realistic sounding midi automation can be better acheived with 2 side by side faders and even 3 is better. With two you would be typically controling modulation (the fader does the same job as the mod wheel on the keyboard) and expression on any string VST Instrument. With a 3rd you can add vibrato as well and control all 3 on the fly (as you play that is). I find being able to control vibrato on strings and woodwinds is very inspiring. Sounds much more human.

    I actually found that Guarneri Violin sounded pretty ****** right out the box so to speak. But it has all three mappable parameters mentioned above and even more that you can control. And after tinkering around with it quite a bit (especially rate/vibrato!), I was able to get it to sound amazing.

    Just something to think about when thinking about purchasing a controller. I actually use a faderport 8 and the single faderport. And the FP8 is what I use to control my plugin parameters.

    Have fun going down the rabbit hole!

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,004 Expert

    I see in your picture you also use a Surface Dial. I think we are some of the few… but with the help of Elephant and mouseover functionality it is in my opinion one of the best way to control parameters with a “big knob in a professional studio” feeling ☺️

    We do have quite a similar setup to control parameters…exception made for my Dial being on the left of play button and my single Faderport being the first version ☺️


  • MyStudioOne
    MyStudioOne Member Posts: 249 Pro

    Yes, the dial is a great little tool! You aren't lacking for gear from the looks of it!

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,004 Expert
    edited January 27

    Yeah…GAS…

    …and that’s only half of the studio…the one for production… then you have the other half for Djing and Dubmastering…

    And…guess what? Half of the time I don’t even turn on my studio and make music on my sofa with portable devices 😂

    They call it “syndrome” for a reason…

  • T.L.
    T.L. Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    Thanks again MyStudioOne, your 2nd reply to me is great, much appreciated and I'm taking it all in. Off down the rabbit hole indeed.

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