Hi, I know this has already been covered a few times in the forum but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer in any of the posts so just wanted to raise it again. When I train my acoustic snare (with a real drum head not a mesh head) there is a much higher level registering from the loudest hit on the rim than the loudest hit in the centre of the drum. When I look at the velocity I/O page it is very noticeably different. When I hit the rim hard I can achieve maximum values at the very top of the scale whereas the head of the drum only ever peaks at about the half way point. When I check the MIDI velocity values being output in to Ableton the rim can achieve up to 127 whereas the head only reaches around 70 maximum.
I have tried experimenting with velocity curves, etc but without setting a separate velocity curve for the rim and head it is very hard to adjust the values satisfactorily. It’s not a big deal if triggering separate samples from each part of the drum but if mapping one sound across the entire drum and controlling the notes or pitch, etc with timbre the rim notes are noticeable louder than the ones on the head.
This issue seems to have been brought up a number of times so I’m wondering if it’s something that you have looked in to addressing with a software update or if you have any other solutions? I’m mostly using Sensory Percussion as a plug-in in Ableton Live to send MIDI to device in Ableton so the velocity values are important. Perhaps it’s less of an issue when the sounds are being triggered from within the Sensory Percussion software itself. Any help and advice appreciated!