Grand Piano Sustain - Without Sustain Pedal

Hi,

I've been using the Grand Piano pack for Live 9 Suite, and I want to have the notes hold for longer after the note stops on the piano roll.

I don't have a keyboard to be able to play it.

I don't see a control anywhere that does this, yet it seems like something basic that should be there and is missing.

What am I doing wrong? Or is this not possible?

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bminor 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Charles Owen
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    I'll answer this question, since I came here looking for an answer to the same question and then had to figure this out myself. 

    In Clip View, look at the box labeled "Clip". At the bottom is a yellow circle with an E in it. Click it. It will bring up an "Envelopes" box. The first pulldown should be MIDI Ctrl. Set the second to 64 - Hold Pedal. You can then draw envelopes for the hold pedal on the clip. All of the way at the top is down/pressed, all of the way at the bottom is up/released. Just click with the mouse on the line and drag. Works just like a piano hold pedal (because, well, it is).

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • Thecross
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    Hi ! I have found something interesting, that even runs with Live Lite. Select the following folder : Instrument/Simpler/Piano and Keys/ then chose Keys-Acoustic Piano. Here is a parameter called "release". You can turn it to 60s. It produces something as the sustain effect.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    There are a few things you can do for this.

    One option is to up the release time so that it is around 60 seconds. this would allow the samples to play completely through, but it may not effect the sustain because of the natural decay of the sampled notes.

    Another thing you can do is add some extra reverb. My default reverb is set to 10%, but if you up that to 40% or so, and mess with the hardness and tone to allow the notes to cut through their own reverb, you should get a pretty good sustain, or at least a roomier decay.

    post back if this helps.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • bminor
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    Hiya,

    Thanks for your suggestions but I'm afraid that's not what I meant.

    I had tried the reverb and release settings but they don't create the desired sound.

    I'm basically looking to create the sound which you get when holding down the pedal on a piano, press a key, and then let go of that key. I've seen in the demo song that it works but I can't recreate it in my own ALS...

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    that is not a sustain pedal if that is the case, because a sustain just lets the string ring out and does not dampen the sound as a release function would do. Are you talking about another pedal's effect?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • bminor
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    Heya,

    Looking in the example track it seems to be the midi control 64 called "hold pedal". In piano terms it would be called the sustain pedal... as in this photo: http://0.tqn.com/d/piano/1/0/t/-/-/-/pedals_3.jpg

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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