I'm new to the forums but I've had a problem with Ivory II that I've not seen on here.... or anywhere on the internet for that matter. Usually most people complain of latency issues when it comes to Ivory, but I've been having a different problem...
Latency is not an issue but the sound dynamics are (not velocity curve related). When I play slow, all of the notes sound out how they are struck in accordance to the velocity in which I strike them. However, when more notes are added at a faster rate the volume drops immensely of ALL notes.... I'm also not talking about playing crazy fast songs like Flight of the Bumblebee either
Another thing is that pedaled/held note velocities drop quickly when more notes are added even though the added notes do not exceed the polyphony of either my midi controller or Ivory's polyphony settings. I actually have ivory set for more polyphony than my midi controller can wield (which has 64) and have set Ivory to 164.
I wanted to test this further, so I set Ivory's "Dynamic Range" to zero. Meaning... all notes should be played at the loudest possible velocity no matter how hard or soft I strike my piano keys. Surprisingly the same thing happened once the playing got (faster/more notes added) with an additional problem of clicking sounds (which only has come out when it is set at zero). I'm also using ASIO 4ALL which is set at 256 samples.
I've never had a "slow disk" message from Ivory and my midi controller emits note velocities correctly on its own. It's just that my midi controllers internal voice sounds like crap, so I'm using Ivory. Anyway.... does anyone have ideas for what may be causing this sound drop-off? I really like Ivory, but as it is right now it is almost unusable for me because my performances cannot be delivered with any accurate dynamic control. Again, this is far beyond a velocity curve problem and not even related.
Thanks for reading!
Operating System: Windows 7 (64 bit)
Processors: 4 (2.7GHz)
Ram: 8 GB
External HardDrive: Touro (7200 RPM)
Soundcard: Xonar DX
Midi input: USB 3.0
Computer: Hewlett-Packard h8-1010
Midi Controller: Yamaha DGX-640