Unless you add more using MIDI Learn, Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE supports the following MIDI controllers:
- The Pitchbend controller (usually a wheel) lets you vary the pitch of Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE by ±2 semitones.
- Palm Muting is a powerful method for live-controlling the phrasing of Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE.
- The Modulation controller (usually a wheel) controls the Palm Muting that your guitarist applies to the performance.
- In the Modulation controller’s default position, no Palm Muting is applied. The further you turn it up, the shorter the notes will become. The maximum position produces so-called “dead notes”.
You can add Palm Muting after the fact by recording a separate Modulation curve on top of your notes.
Aftertouch has the same function as Modulation (see previous paragraph) – i.e.
pressing the key harder gradually mutes strokes.
The Expression controller is applied individually to each strum in a phrase, so the
volume of the previous step that is still playing is not affected. This can be useful
for fine-tuning performances.
Note that velocity is not used to control volume, as it is difficult to play all notes
of a chord with consistent velocity.
The sustain pedal replicates the Latch control, so you can use it as an additional
way of varying phrases in real-time. Pressing the sustain pedal activates latching
of chord notes. Releasing the sustain pedal releases any latched chord notes
even if the Latch button is on.
If you have any more questions or need further assistance, please submit a request to our support staff. Thanks!