The Alesis V series keyboard and pad controllers are ultra-compact controllers designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. Since everyone creates differently, you may want to change the default velocity curve setting of the V series' keybed to best suit your playing style. This guide walks through using the V series editor to change the velocity curve of the keybed.
- Downloading the Editor
- Adjusting the Velocity Curve of the Keys
- Differences Between Velocity Curves
- Further Support
Every V series keyboard has its own editor for PC and Mac. The editors are available to download on each keyboard's respective product page under the Docs & Downloads section.
Once you've downloaded and installed the editor, open it up and follow the directions below -
- Choose Options > Device Setup
- In the Device Setup window, choose the V series keyboard as the INPUT and OUTPUT. Click OK.
- Click on Keybed. The options here allow you to change the channel, transposition, octave, and velocity curve for the keys on the V series keyboards. It is recommended to change Curve to either 1 or 2.
- Click Main, and then Send Preset to Hardware. This sends the changes you've made in the editor directly to your V series keyboard and saves them to the hardware.
The velocity curve has been changed! You should notice the difference the next time you perform with the V series keyboard.
You can choose between 8 different velocity curves for the keybed on the Alesis V series. While the above section recommends using 1 or 2, we encourage you to experiment to find the best setting for your own playing style. Below is a visual representation of the different curves available for the keybed on the Alesis V series keyboards. As you can see, curve 1 is a 1:1 ratio of velocity to how hard you press the keys, while curve 8 is a fixed velocity of 127 no matter how hard the keys are pressed.
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