Do you have that midi controller that seems to have forgotten how real velocity sensitivity works? Don’t worry, we can handle this very easily…
How to turn off the velocity on Ableton – The problem
Many times in my Ableton user history I had different problems with some of my midi controllers. Sometimes this machines have a velocity sensitivity that sucks this problem can be caused by many different factors: bad building quality, software bugs or even crumbs under the controller keys. So playing with machines that record the velocity in some drunk way can be a real pain in the ass, this is why today we want to show how to “disable” the velocity sensitivity on Ableton.
How to turn off the velocity on Ableton – The solution
Actually in Ableton you can’t disable the velocity sensitivity (perhaps this is the reason you are searching on Google about this topic). So what we can do in Ableton to “disable” the velocity isn’t disabling it but setting the recorded velocity at the same level using the MIDI Effect “Velocity” in Ableton.
Ableton comes with different presets for all its effects and plugins the same goes for the velocity and Ableton made a preset ready to use to solve our problem. The set of presets we can use is called “Fix”. This MIDI Effect will fix all the midi inputs velocity to the same level, the level we decided.
Now that you found the presets you just need to decide what level of velocity you want to fix your midi controller to then you drag the effect on the traks you are using as you do normally.
How to turn off the velocity on Ableton – Conclusion
Unfortunately Ableton doesn’t come with the settings to turn off the velocity sensitivity but we found a great way to “disable” the velocity sensitivity with the “Velocity” MIDI Effect that Ableton makes available.
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