New Tool (3.3): Keyboard Velocity Shortcuts - toggle global velocity and change it in increments of 10

Heyo! While writing a song I found myself wanting an easier way to change the keyboard velocity on the fly, and was surprised there was no built-in way or simple tool to do it.

This is a very quick hack I just made for my own use, I don’t know Lua, this is code copy-pasted straight from the examples and API docs, but hey, it works.

If your drum parts tend to look like this, maybe it will be useful to you too.
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After installation, you will have new keyboard shortcuts you can set in the preferences, I’m using the numpad but you can use whatever you like:

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There are shortcuts for 0x00, 0x10, 0x20, 0x30, 0x40, 0x50, 0x60, 0x70, and 0x7F, since I like working with those increments. It’s trivial to change them to something else by editing the code.

Here’s the thing, lemme know if it works out for you since I have no clue what I’m doing:

dog.aria.KeyboardVelocityShortcuts.xrnx (845 Bytes)

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I came here looking for kind of exactly this! I want to use the numpad for a sort of ”16 levels mode” like an MPC would have. Can this script change the velocity and then trigger a note as well? I don’t have the possibility to test it myself right now :slight_smile: