Can Polyphonic Aftertouch be added to your existing keyboard using a plugin?
That’s the question raised by developer & synthesist Tim Shoebridge‘s latest development, Polyphonic Pressure Generator (PPG).
Shoebridge developed Polyphonic Pressure Generator to address a challenge that many of us face – the fact that there are lots of synthesizers that respond to expressive Polyphonic Aftertouch message, but aren’t a lot of keyboards that actually let you play with Polyphonic Aftertouch.
The benefit of Polyphonic Aftertouch is that it lets you go beyond piano style expression, where your key strike can control the volume and timbre of individual voices on a synth; and beyond organ style expression, where a volume pedal can be used to control the volume and timbre of all voices at the same time. It gives you continuous control over the volume and timbre of each individual voice on your synth.
Polyphonic Pressure Generator doesn’t directly replace the functionality of a poly aftertouch keyboard, but it does let you add polyaftertouch messages to your performance and to perform in new ways. Shoebridge expects PPG to be available within the next week.
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