TLDR: When recording my piano over MIDI, any time I release the sustain pedal, the played keys get killed off immediately, which doesn't happen on my Clavinova. What's the cause?
I recently built a setup to finally record all my songs which I did on my Clavinova CVP-105 on Floppy Disk throughout the last 15 years. I'm afraid the piano might die one day or the floppy disks might not be readable anymore so I want to save them somehoe for the future.
My setup: Yamaha Clavinova CVP-105 Alesis IO2 Surface Book 2 Reaper Piano One VST
My problem is: When I record and listen to the recorded songs on Reaper I noticed something I never heard before. Everything sounds more choppy and the reason is the sustain pedal. When I'm holding down keys and relaese the sustain the pedal, the Clavinova still holds the key, you can still hear it fading out. But on the MIDI it someohow kills the currently played keys making it sound choppy. I can see in the MIDI sheet that the key is being kept down, so release point is the same as on my clavinova but if I release the pedal in the middle, the key is also just played until that point.
I am using the sustain quite a lot since the Clavinova is not mudding everything together even if I hold the sustain for longer, meaning it has quite a short sustain per key which sounds super nice on it, but I can't record like this on MIDI since the VST I'm using (Piano One) will hold the keys much longer and everything builds up to a blur.
So what is causing this? Is it that particular Piano VST plugin I'm using? Will it be better on another one? I'm thinking about buying the Walker 1955 Concert D plugin but if the problem is the same there I might not spend 100 bucks on it.