Dusty Keyboards

Logic velocity MIDI screen

Ok, this is what you get when you don’t clean up your MIDI keyboard from time to time, particles settle in, and cause all kind of havoc. This time I recorded a couple of film music snippets (more about that shortly), and at that time I didn’t think about it, but some of the Zebra software synths sounded really sharp and with a high filter setup.

The more I thought about it, it’s not good, so I went in and looked at the MIDI input with Logic, and yes, the velocity settings were all totally wrong, high values! So I had to go in and clean up those strange values, one by one.

Lesson learned, always keep a bottle of compressed air around, and spray out any strange particles inside your keyboard.

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