Timothy Smith replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"I'm glad you were not offended. If you can't get any satisfaction with it. there's always the audio.midi trick. The more loaded up a project is the more it pulls on computer resources if we don't "freeze" the tracks, unload plugins while recoding,…"
Dec 10, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
""Rowy I hope you know I was jesting with you on this. I apologize if this somehow came off offesive. My reasoning here is a person can't be simple and teach music.I intended a compliment but maybe it didn't come out that way."
No worries. I'm not…"
Dec 10, 2021
Timothy Smith replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"Thanks Ingo. Rowy I hope you know I was jesting with you on this. I apologize if this somehow came off offesive. My reasoning here is a person can't be simple and teach music.I intended a compliment but maybe it didn't come out that way.
At one time…"
Dec 10, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"Yes, I'm on Reaper. I am having a delay when recording a midi keyboard and the video is about recording audio, I think. But I understand now what to do. Thanks, Ingo."
Dec 9, 2021
Ingo Lee replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"Tim is great with audio tech and the quality of his music proves that.  I don't have that knowlege but here is an explanation that is not altitude or gender specific (I hope). Still not simple though. I think you are on Reaper?


 
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Dec 9, 2021
Timothy Smith replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"I don't believe this is possible in the Netherlands :) Something to do with it being under sea level.
It is actually a fairly complicated explanation that I probably would not do justice here in this format. The number 64 was the samples in my…"
Dec 9, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"How do you do that, Tim? The latency down to 64? Is it a complicated proces? Please explain and don't forget that I am a simple person AND a woman."
Dec 9, 2021
Timothy Smith replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"No biggie Rowy. SC is my main music platform as i have over 135 compositions there. Most of them are nothing special. Glad the tip helps. I hate to admit I stumbled on it quite by accident as my DAW was set to both audio and midi. I then realized it…"
Dec 9, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"I tried to listen to your composition, but Soundcloud seems to hate me. After 5 minutes still no Soundcloud. It's one of the reasons I left Soundcloud.
I am grateful for your tip: "My typical piano setup is twofold. I track both  midi and the audio…"
Dec 9, 2021
Patrick Hasselbank replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
Dec 9, 2021
Timothy Smith replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
" To me it seems your main concern is with velocity. Better said the difference between playing hard and playing soft. One issue could be your midi controller has limited velocity layers or it isn't set up to take advantage of all layers so when you…"
Dec 8, 2021
Dane Aubrun replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with your piano sound. You've come up with some very nice music. So it's really your personal taste.
However, if you want notes to have a sharper attack (which would increase the perception of loudness…"
Dec 2, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"Thank you, Ingo. You're being very kind. It's just some tonal stuff."
Dec 1, 2021
Ingo Lee replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"Hi Rowy, I appreciate reading your comments here on CF.  This is a beautiful piece, you should post more music for us to enjoy!
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Dec 1, 2021
Ingo Lee replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"Hi Chiang -  Can you tell us what keyboard you are using, the brand and model?  I assume you are using "Alicia's Keys" VST which is very popular.  Alicia's Keys has 'velocity layers' that are controlled by MIDI code. You need to make sure that your…"
Dec 1, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Xiang Li's discussion How to enhance piano solo volume and make them sound real
"I'm not shure what you mean. Do you want to compare the production of your music with that of some one else? I can tell you how I produce a piano composition.
First I make the music in my DAW, Reaper. I use Arturia Piano V. Then I export the wave,…"
Dec 1, 2021
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