[sdiy] Dealing with velocity sensitivity / scaling on envelopes

Tom Wiltshire tom at electricdruid.net
Thu Aug 31 21:10:22 CEST 2017

I don’t know, what does it do? I don’t have a piano at home any more.

I’m guessing the hammer hits the already vibrating string and you get some fairly random effect depending on whether the new hit reinforces or cancels the existing string vibration.

The trouble with using real-world instruments as a model is that a typical synth envelope generator can generate envelopes that you won’t see in the real world. We still need to be able to deal with those sensibly and logically.


       Electric Druid
Synth & Stompbox DIY

> On 31 Aug 2017, at 19:36, Vladimir Pantelic <vladoman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31.08.2017 20:16, Tom Wiltshire wrote:
>> Has anyone else come up against this? What did you decide? How do modern monosynths that include velocity sensitivity deal with it? What does Moog do, for example?
> what does a real world instrument do? e.g. a piano with sustain where you bang on a key and while it fades out, just barely hit it again?
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