Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 9:19 PM (in response to NMcQ)
You said you have been getting a lot of spikes -- is this with the just released MainStage 2.2 or with 2.1.3? The new 2.2 handles the cpu much differently, so maybe that will solve your issue?
What is your buffer size set to, and do you have safety buffer on or off?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2011 12:57 AM (in response to rc tech)
Hi, my Duet buffer is 128 usually, safety buffer off to help latency although I know it could be a clipping-saver I want to figure this out from the inside out, I'm MS 2.1 with 8GB ram in a MacBook Pro with 3.06 dual core.
I've been reading too many bug and hang comments about 2.2, so as I usually do will wait a bit on that.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2011 2:10 AM (in response to NMcQ)
I have also tried scaling the velocity curve down to max or to flatten with some slope at about 100, and 86, etc, which works ok but especially on the Scarbee samples it doesn't let the best samples trigger, the top barking ones.
I'e tried just turning the volume back to -6 and -12, but at gigs the sound isn't enough unless it's turned up on the board, so ear splitting spikes still come through.
So, if the combination of the Scarbee samples, their velocity response, and the way you play, something must be done to moderate the output levels.
Have you tried reducing the velocity response dynamics "from the bottom up", such that the high velocities are retained, the lower ones increased to reduce the overall 'dynamic range', allowing for a more even output?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2011 11:38 PM (in response to CCTM)
Wow, that is a really great idea, definitely something I will try. However it does happen with other instruments, again often related to some kind of percussive transient, so I would like to find out the solution big picture.
I keep thinking that the answer is something like a standard approach to compression or limiting or fader/dB levels in a live keyboard setting that everyone knows and uses, but which I missed somewhere along the line.
So along with any other possible solutions to my issues, I would be very grateful to hear if there is some standard approach to live compression/limiting/spike handling that keyboard players use, and (assuming 24 bits for headroom's sake) what dB levels people target for their instrument channel strip and their output channel strip.
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