Good morning all.
Thank you so much for the responses.
Why would you want such a monotonous MIDI track anyway?
It's actually for a MIDI to DMX light controller (on a seperate track from the music). That should explain all. While the DMX controller does recognise velocity to control brightness and various other functions: for my purposes I just need lights "on" and "off" i.e. at this stage I could not be bothered with varying degrees of brightness and want things like the strobe light speeds on maximum (speed also controlled by MIDI velocity). It all works great I have to say (as I noted previously: every day that I use Mixcraft I'm more and more impressed with it). This is just to make my life a bit easier is all (quicker to lay down the lighting tracks is all).
That looks like exactly what I need. Thank you. My keyboard is an M-Audio Keystation 88. I suppose there is a way to accomplish this without plug-ins but don't want to complicate matters. As noted: everything is working perfectly. Just looking for a quick solution to program these light tracks.
When you add an instrument to a track in Mixcraft there is indeed a little velocity input block which defaults to 0 - 127. If you click on it you can edit these figures but the changes are not recognised or saved. Just mentioning it because it should be simple to add some code to actually recognise figures input here and basically they would override the actual note velocity for that instrument /track (and for all I know this does work and maybe I'm just doing something wrong when trying to edit these figures in Mixcraft).
Now that you know what it's for it should explain all. Problem really is that while programming this light track I'm having to "bash" on my keyboard just to get max. velocity for the lights (and the corresponding brightness and motor speeds and strobe speeds). Also: certain of the MIDI to DMX channels have more than one function on the same DMX channel depending on the velocity of the MIDI note assigned to that channel and it ain't that easy, if not impossible, to ensure that for that particular note, when pressed, you get an exact velocity of, say, 83 every time you play the note.
Thanks again everyone. I reckon: problem solved (will try the plug-ins out late today).
Hmmmnnn... Just before posting this reply something came to mind. I just realised that on my keyboard: it doesn't matter HOW hard I "bash" a key I never reach 127 velocity. I get close but never maximum of 127. What could this mean (now that I'm thinking about it)??? I wonder if there is a setting somewhere in Mixcraft or on the keyboard that could "add" a certain amount of velocity to all notes played on the keyboard but over a range??? In other words: you don't want to lose quiet notes (low velocity) but you do want to sort of "boost" the range of the velocity. Maybe this is what you're both referring to as the "velocity curve"???
After posting the last paragraph above I did a quick search. Turns out this is a known issue with this keyboard (not being able to "hit" max. velocity) and one of the workarounds is indeed to use one of the plug-ins suggested. Looks like I may well have solved TWO problems at ONCE!!! LOL!!! Thanks again.