So I understand it’s a custom to put a initialisation bar at the beginning of MIDI tracks, so that pesky MOD wheel setting starts off at ‘evens’. Also expression CC and Volume Ccs are commonly used. .
But it’s just struck me that I have been doing this with all at a value of 127, is this too high?
Maybe something like a 100 would be a better choice? It would give ‘Midi headroom’ to bring volumes up, but on the other hand it could have other consequences, like sparking the wrong samples.
I am dealing with different sample library players too. Usually global volume is handled by CC7, but transitory volumes can be MIDI CC 1 (MOD), MIDI CC 11 (Expression) or sometimes even (Breath Control) CC2.
Shall I set all these to 100? Do I have to be library specific (over huge track counts)?
thinking this through…
I am building and auditioning a huge template, so I need to get this right.
Opinions gratefully received.