Cool trick I discovered recently to get your MiniBrute's filter to respond to the velocity. I don't know if this has already been discussed or not, but anyway.
What you need :
A host that can route midi from one track to another (Ableton Live 8 or 9 for example)
USB cable to send and receive MIDI on the MinibruteMIDINoteToCC.vst plugin
The general idea is to use midinotetoCC to convert the velocity of the minibrute's keyboard into CC1, which is the CC for mod wheel.
Then to send what comes out of the midinotetoCC plugin back to the Minibrute, so that the velocity of the keyboard now controls the mod wheel value.
Since the mod wheel can be routed to filter frequency or LFO amount, there's quite a lot of things to explore ...
I'll make this tutorial for Ableton live. I guess it can be adapted to other hosts.
- From the MIDI preferences panel, activate the Minibrute as input and output midi device
- Load midinotestoCC on an empty MIDI track
put the parameters at the according values :
note to cc : off
Velocity to CC : 1 (velocity goes to the Mod Wheel CC)
High velocity : 127
Low velocity : 1
High VCC value : 127
Low VCC value : 1
VCC rest value : Off
In Channel : any
Out channel : same as input
Thru : off
- On this MIDI track, select : MiniBrute (unknown) as input
- Create a second MIDI track
Input : your first track with midinotetocc plugin on it
input channel : midiNotesToCC
output : MiniBrute (unknown)
Now on the minibrute, use the Mod Wheel control parameter to send to Cutoff
If everything was done right, you should now have the velocity of your minibrute keyboard controlling the cutoff of the minibrute filter.
which is f***ng awesome!!!
Try and work with a very low latency setting, otherwise there will be some delay between the note and the filter control, so you will get wierd result at the beginning of each note.
Let me know if that works for you or if I forgot to describe one of the steps.