Code 49 aftertouch response curve not great

When triggering aftertouch on my Code 49, a lot of the time it's either fully on or fully off. It's difficult to get the in-between values, and especially difficult to get values between 1 and about 50. It's common for it to jump from 0 to ~60, and then smoothly increase to 127 as I press harder. So when I have it set to do pitch bends, it's more like pitch jumps. Also the different keys have varying responses; some need to be pressed much harder than others to get the same aftertouch value.

Is there any way to change the curve, and is it possible to calibrate across the keys? As it is, the aftertouch is basically useless except as an on/off control.
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  • Hi Karl,

    Thanks for posting!

    Make sure that you have the latest 1.2.2 firmware update from our Drivers & Updates page. Although this has never been a problem, there were some aftertouch adjustments made a few versions back.

    You can also try adjusting the keybed sensitivity, though I'm not sure that will have much affect on the aftertouch:



    Let me know if this helps!
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  • Thanks for your reply.

    I have the 1.2.2 (aka. 1.0.2.7?) update - I installed it as soon as I took the Code 49 out of the box :)

    I tried different key velocity settings, and it didn't make much/any difference.

    The more I play around with it the more I think maybe I just need to get better at playing. I am able to trigger reasonably smooth changes in the aftertouch value if I go very slowly and precisely. The problem is with faster playing - there seems to be a bit of a delay in triggering aftertouch so if I press harder a bit too fast, by the time the aftertouch has kicked in it's already halfway to 127. Maybe that's just how it works?

    Strange that there's no specific aftertouch curve settings. I was surprised to see no real references to aftertouch in the user guide - not even a way to disable it.

    I'm not entirely sure how aftertouch works, and I think it would set my expectations better to understand the mechanics of it a little - there seems to be only a single aftertouch value for the whole keyboard, not one for each key. Is this only a software/firmware/MIDI thing or is there somehow only a single pressure sensor for the whole keybed?
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  • Adding a +1 to this thread ––
    I pulled my new Code 49 out of the box yesterday and installed the latest firmware update and am noticing exactly the same things Karl did about the aftertouch. 0-60 in an instant, and 60-127 almost as quickly. It would be really nice to be able to adjust the aftertouch curve so that this is more (less?) responsive, as well as perhaps the ability to disable it as Karl mentioned. At present this feature isn't nearly as functional as it could be – look forward to an update! :)

    C.
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  • Hi,

    I've received my new Code 61 today, have updated its firmware to v1.0.2.7 (lastest in date by using v1.2.2 updater software, for Windows platform).

    But I assume I must press very hard on keybed to trigger aftertouch (for any velocity curve setting - I've tested all seven available). What am I wrong?

    I don't find any aftertouch curve setup.

    Any help will be appreciated. TIA.

    Dominique.
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