The Velocity Curve allows you to refine and scale the MIDI velocity information coming from your controller as it enters Omnisphere to get the best response for your playing style.

Omnisphere has four velocity curve presets available on the Main Page. The first curve is linear, the second and third are exponential curves and the fourth is flat. These preset curves are provided to quickly adjust the dynamic response of the current Patch to your MIDI controller and playing style.

Linear

The linear curve is the most commonly used velocity setting. Playing harder on the keyboard will have a direct effect on any parameter that is modulated with velocity in an even and linear way.  

Exponential Positive

The Exponential Positive curve means that when playing softly not much effect will be heard, but when playing at a moderate intensity on the keyboard the velocity modulation will be more dramatic than with a linear curve.  

Exponential Negative

Exponential Negative has the opposite effect of Exponential positive, meaning that it’s better-suited for a more intense touch and provides the widest musical dynamic range.  

Flat

Omnisphere will receive the same velocity value with this flat curve. Useful if a totally consistent and predictable result is desired.  

NOTE: These are just the four presets quickly available from the Main Page. Go to the Velocity Curve Zoom to access dozens more created for the most popular controller keyboards or to edit and/or save your own.

Velocity Curve Zoom

Click on the Velocity Curve Zoom button to access precise editing tools for the Velocity response of the Patch.

Need more help with this?
Spectrasonics Customer Support

Thanks for your feedback.