Velocity can help us achieve maximum emotion in our music! I feel the loudness wars and competing to be the loudest song makes us forget about velocity as a technique!
If you listen to jazz music, or anything similar, you’ll hear their hi-hat loops. They’re super creative with different velocities! (However, depending on your genre, there are times to have hi-hats the same velocity 😉 ).
It’s so easy to get lost in the commercial side of music production, and see what popular plugins are being used at the moment. But basic tools such as velocity and panning provide tons of character to our track, if used in the right way!
Not only can velocity add that human-like feel to your digital tracks, it also allows for some real nice grooves!