Yeah, I'm not so worried about the logic editor, but the scaling features are quite useful.dko22 wrote: ↑Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:45 amvelocity scaling is even available (to some extent) in Sibelius and I'm sure will come to Dorico soon. In the meantime, blending of the primary and secondary controllers (with appropriate default scaling) can help achieve similar results. Anyway, most instruments don't use velocity and a simple linear scale is seldom appropriate when dealing with CC's. The Logic Editor (not available in the more basic Cubase versions), certainly has its place but I'm not sure how often I'd find it time-efficient to use it. Obviously much will depend on the sort of music and specific library.
"Most instruments don't use velocity" isn't 100% accurate. With almost any library I've worked with, the long articulations use CC1 for dynamic, but the shorts use velocity only and ignore CC1. So, suddenly when you start using staccato or pizzicato in strings, the library will ignore CC1 and look at velocity only. It is in those cases where it becomes really handy to be able to create a crescendo with velocity only while preserving the accent structure.
That is based on my personal experience adding CC shaping in a DAW with a mouse. I have never gotten a crescendo or diminuendo to sound natural with a straight line, it always sounds artificial. When I switch it to a parabola, even just a slight one so that it doesn't move so consistently in the same way, it sounds much better.I agree with this point in general though I'm not sure that the crescendo using a simple line is always "really weird" and don't find it generally so in this particular piece-- there are many different ways of playing them depending on the style of music.