When using the include MIDI beats, they all have a medium velocity of around 50-80+. When used with the General Midi Plug-in, the drums sound weak. The velocity can be fixed using the ‘MIDI Velocity Gamma’ plug-in. It does seem less than ideal to have to use a plug-in to get the velocity in the correct range. Otherwise, the drum beats sound weak.
When looking at the Ardour Github repository https://github.com/Ardour/ardour/tree/master/share/media, there are no MIDI Beats.
In the ‘README’ of the Ardour Install in /Ardour/share/media/MIDI Beats/README.txt , these were created using MMA.
Is there a simple way to have all of the beats velocity modified in the Ardour Install so that they will sound not so anemic ? Maybe the MMA file can be modified ?
The General MIDI Instrument drum sounds are very good, but not when played at the velocity of the provided MIDI Beats. It sounds like a very weak drum hit sample.
This also affects the AVL Drums as well. Sounds excellent when the velocity is modified.
I assume it will be the same with my Alesis SR-16, although I have not tried it.
I find that when using the MIDI Velocity Gamma plug-in, a setting of around 0.155 for the note-on sounds the best to me.
Ideas ? Thoughts ?