Every 'note on' command has its associated velocity value that represents the speed the key that has just been depressed.

For MIDI wind controllers this value is much less meaningful than for keyboards, as woodwind tones typically continue to develop their contours long after their attack phase.

However, most synthesizer 'factory' sounds are programmed to depend heavily on velocity levels for variation and therefore there is an interest in being able to adjust the velocity values of the SYNTHOPHONE output to a specific range that works best with a given sound.

To adjust to a specific velocity level, use the fingerings below:
-low D, E, F & side-Bb & C decreases the velocity level
-low D, E, F & side-Bb & Eb increases the velocity level
-low D, E, F & side-Bb & Eb/C resets to the highest vel. lvl
level 5 velocity values range from 95 - 127 (max)
level 4 velocity values range from 76 - 108
level 3 velocity values range from 57 - 89
level 2 velocity values range from 38 - 70
level 1 velocity values range from 19 - 51
level 0 velocity values range from 01 - 32 (minimum)
The panic function resets the velocity range to level 5 (maximum)
M U S I C A L   A P P L I C A T I O N S 
- When playing chords (s. 4.1), the SYNTHOPHONE sends out a slightly higher velocity level for the lead note than for the rest of the chord notes in order to "distinguish" the lead line from the lower voices.
- Velocity is automatically derived from lip pressure when attacking new notes, and from wind pressure when playing legato.