We have all been in that situation where an instrument does not make a sound, then you realise ten minutes later, the mod value CC1 is set to 0.
Many of us set a one bar default so that the mod wheel gets a positive value
This can be done for volume cc7 expression CC11 too.
But what do people set these values too? You can of course set them all to 128, but isn’t that just like building a ceiling only just above your head? If you choose a lower value, then you have room to increase this value later.
Sometimes. even often, my ears tell me that the dynamic range of my VST acoustic instruments is narrower that the real thing. I have been wondering if these settings might improve things a little. When the velocity hits 128 and you still want more, it is good to automate a bit of volume - for example.
What’s the right way, what values do you use?