Alesis V Series - Adjusting The Velocity Curve Of The Keys Using The V Series Editor

alesis v25 mainThe 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

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. 


Adjusting the Velocity Curve of the Keys

Once you've downloaded and installed the editor, open it up and follow the directions below - 

  1. Choose Options > Device Setup

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  2. In the Device Setup window, choose the V series keyboard as the INPUT and OUTPUT. Click OK.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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. 

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 The velocity curve has been changed! You should notice the difference the next time you perform with the V series keyboard. 


Differences Between Velocity Curves

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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Further Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Alesis product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Alesis technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.