I do a lot of work with string parts and usually the software allows either a controller (usually the mod wheel or breath controller) to control velocity, OR key velocity from a keyboard. I want to combine the two, so that I get the control of a sliding controller, but then introduce some randomness and influence on that velocity from the key velocity. So either the controller will modify the key velocity to a degree or the velocity will modify the controller - either way.
Eg> controller at 64 = no change.
Controller 64-127 range, will proportionately increase the key velocity sent to the instrument
Controller 0-63 range, will proportionately decrease the key velocity sent to the instrument
Eg> key velocity is 100, controller is at 44, actual note velocity sent to instrument might be (guessing) say 85.
So the controller has a sliding effect and should not influence the velocity more than say 50%.
How could you do this in the MIDI transformer in Cubase? Is it even possible? Is there another way to do this? Seems to me like a really valuable tool to have for expression.
I know you can “midi compress” the velocity data as well - also an option.