I’m interested to know if other people are using blends in a similar way in Ableton Live as they would in the standalone SP software or plugin when triggering all sounds from Ableton drum racks, etc. By using a MIDI monitor in Ableton I’m able to see that when blends are enabled it results in scaled velocity output from the blended pads. In other words, with centre to edge blend enabled, when hitting the centre of the drum it will output the current MIDI velocity of the stroke and the edge will output a much lower MIDI velocity. As I move from centre to edge this reverses as I would expect. However, while the blend effect works great in the SP software, the way it translates to MIDI velocity in Ableton doesn’t seem to give such a nice continuous blend between two sounds.
If anyone else is doing this it wold be great to hear how you have it set up in terms of MIDI velocity response in Ableton, etc to get the best result. Thanks!