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Topic: Roland A88

Hey folks,

I play with the standard setting and every time I try to create my own curve, I fail.

Does someone use the Roland A88 or F20/120? It would be a hig help for me smile

Greetings
burnhard

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Re: Roland A88

Hi,

burnhard90 wrote:

Hey folks,

I play with the standard setting and every time I try to create my own curve, I fail.

Does someone use the Roland A88 or F20/120? It would be a hig help for me smile

maybe my thread http://www.forum-pianoteq.com/viewtopic.php?id=3433 can be useful for you.
In this context it would be also interesting for me, if the Roland A88 makes full use of the range 0 - 127 for the velocity. Have you had an eye on that already? (realtime midi-events are logged in Pianoteq>Options>MIDI)

I am asking that, because I'm thinking of getting a Roland RD-64 as high-definition (velocity-)controller and it has the same midi-keyboard as your A-88.

cheers

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Re: Roland A88

Hi,

I see that it's a while since this thread was active but..

..I have an A-88 and it's no problem to crate an curve on it, but it might not be a need for it; It seems to me that the defaults works just fine and that is what the 'Net says too I believe.

And yes, it's using the whole 0-127 range.

Last edited by josander (24-04-2015 15:22)

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Re: Roland A88

Eu também uso um A-88 e percebo que a gama de dinâmica e sensitividade dele é plenamente adequada à configuração 0-127. Não há porque modificar, até porque ao precionar levemente qualquer tecla, não precisa muita perícia para que o som seja nulo e se ouça apenas o ruído da tecla.

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Re: Roland A88

burnhard90 wrote:

Hey folks,

I play with the standard setting and every time I try to create my own curve, I fail.

Does someone use the Roland A88 or F20/120? It would be a hig help for me smile

Greetings
burnhard

I play the A-88 and I created my own curve, which is very easy to do. I just followed the step-by-step instructions. I calibrated it numerous times to compare the values, and in the end, my final curve comes very close to the "Slow Keyboard" Velocity setting available in Pianoteq.

For best results, there is one thing to be careful about. Be sure to set the velocity curve on the A-88 to "2" (Medium) (see p. 41 in the A-88 manual).

When your curve is set, think about adjusting Pianoteq's volume to "0" and fiddle with the "Dynamics" button just under it to get the feel and playability you like. In my case, I put the Dynamics around "50" in order to recreate the feel of my now sold Baby Grand.

Last edited by BMil (13-10-2015 19:49)

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I am thinking of purchasing the Roland A88. What are your opinions on the feel and playability of it's action?

Kindest Regards,

Chris

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