i've been away from a real piano for so long, my touch is completely disorientated.  i practice on my yamaha p250 all the time.. but i find the default "medium" velocity curve a little too harsh, and i find myself trying to play softer and softer, 'till the keys barely trigger the hammer...  i'm wondering if the "heavy" setting is more appropriate, or am i just playing too hard?  anyone have similar problems?

i think i need to find me a piano to practice on..  anyone know a good place i can book rehersal space at in manhattan?
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i use the yamaha p250 all the time - and i agree that the velocity curve (aka 'touch response') on medium needs to be re-set to 'heavy' - at least for my touch - giving me good dynamic range without too often triggering the full velocity samples that i agree sound a bit harsh.
i have also tweaked grand piano 1 using the voice edit key - i have reduced the volume to 107 instead of 115, reduced the brightness parameter from 0 to -18, and reduced the harmonic content from 0 to -21. there are probably other adjustments that could be made too.

i use this edited voice all the time and find it as good a grand simulation as i can find - though of course it doesn't come close to matching the real instrument. the major advantage i find is that this instrument makes it easy to get a tolerably good recording.
hey wait a second.. you're doug mckenzie..  hehe.  funny you responded, because it wasn't untill i saw your videos that i realized that you could get a sweeter sound from the p-250.

will definitely try your preset parameters.  awesome work on the videos, and awesome playing!  i'm just a beginner, and so alot of the your advice on the videos just fly past me, but some day, i hope i can put them into practice. :-)
i agree with doug's adjustment of the brightness and harmonic content, but i heard excessive brightness on my p250 mostly in the octave or two above middle c. using voice edit, i set the high eq to 630 hz and dropped the level -3db. along with brightness and harmonic contents settings in the -10 to -15 range, this calmed the stridency.
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