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Adjusting the Global Touch Sensitivity

Question:
How can I customize the Artis' touch sensitivity?

Answer:

  1. Press the mode button - you will see:
  2. Using the cursor navigation arrow buttons, highlight the "Velocity Map" parameter.
  3. Using the alpha wheel and/or Previous/- Next/+ buttons, adjust to taste:
  4. The default map (Medium) provides the widest range of velocity expression, but you may want to choose a different map if the default does not suit your playing style. You can select from any of the following settings:

    Light
    Lighter
    Lightest
    Makes it increasingly easier to produce high MIDI velocity values for the same key strike velocity. These maps work best for those preferring a light touch.
    Medium The Artis default map. Medium, allows MIDI velocities to pass unchanged. It follows a linear response.
    Hard
    Harder
    Hardest
    Makes it increasingly harder to produce high MIDI velocity values for the same key strike velocity. These maps work best for those with a heavy touch.
    PianoTouch Simulates the general velocity response of an acoustic piano, and is best suited for playing acoustic piano programs.
    Easy Touch Similar to the "Light" settings. Makes higher velocities easier to play, but allows more sensitive control over playing high velocities by not boosting the MIDI velocity for fast strike velocities as much as it does for medium strike velocities.
    GM Receive Mimics the velocity response commonly used by keyboards that use the General MIDI (GM) sound set. The GM Receive map makes medium strike velocities produce higher MIDI velocities compared to the Linear map.
  5. Press PROGRAM or MULTI to exit the Global menu. Your setting selection will be remembered across power cycles.


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