This lesson explains velocity. Velocity is a standard articulation connected to how hard a note has been played. Velocity can control any number of parameters in a synthesizer.
A Mod Wheel is a control on a synthesizer which takes its shape in the form of a wheel mounted perpendicular to the surface of the keyboard. This lesson explains the Mod Wheel controller. Mod Wheel is listed as under number one of all the continuous controllers in the MIDI standard. It can be used to control various parameters in a synthesizer.
This lesson explains the Pitch Wheel. Pitch Wheel is a specific controller in the MIDI standard as it always controls the pitch of the synthesizer. The amount of its effect can usually be adjusted.
This lesson shows a practical example of how MIDI articulations are used in synthesizers.