… or possibly a dedicated Velocity control as, for instance, Zebra 2 has. This is critical for controlling dynamics using velocity, and many synths have this capability.
I try to achieve this in the mod matrix, mapping velocity to global/volume. Unfortunately it appears that the minimum value of velocity is not correctly mapped and for very low values of velocity the volume is still high. It’s better in bipolar.
Maybe if there were a linear/logarithmic option in the volume slope that would make the volume behave better?
You really need envelopes that change amplitude with velocity. I can name several synths that do this or have the facilities to do it: Andromeda, MatrixBrute, Pigments, Zebra, Surge - and I imagine there are many that I don’t know of. On a modular, you do it by passing the envelope through a DC VCA and control that VCA’s gain with the Velocity signal.
HOLD THE PHONE!!! I just found it - accidentally! Assign an Envelope to a filter. Then assign Velocity to that envelope modulator - it will put a green dot in the middle of the purple circle. I would never have guessed! See? We really do need a manual
Modulating each individual oscillator level with velocity seems to be the way to go.
pcr, try what I described above and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.