Apologies for my ignorance here Lotuzia but..
..went through the presets in Oxium over the weekend and was a bit surprised that they all seemed to be NOT sensitive to midi velocity - so playing louder on the keyboard - or changing the velocity in the DAWs piano roll - made no difference to the sound level.
Then I found one or two presets that did respond to midi velocity - and eventually worked out that these had velocity modulation applied to the VCA Level, in the modulation section
Is this because you are emulating vintage synth behaviour - and it had to be set manually?
Maybe an idea to make velocity/ VCA level 100% on as standard? - with an option to turn it off (or adjust the percentage) if you are playing a harpsichord type preset
Otherwise I will have to re save all my favourite factory presets and add the velocity/ VCA modulation to each
Apart from that, getting some nice sounds out of it - but as a keyboard player I like to play with a velocity sensitive keyboard..
..notice it uses aftertouch - looks like you have to modulate that too?
No need to apologize, I'm here to help, if I can.
Well there are a lot more presets that are velocity sensitive, including some of McNoone, and as for the others one yes they do mimic the behaviour of vintage stuff, so no velocity. Sometimes you'll find also velocity assigned to other stuff than the VCA. Sometimes to both ( actually you can assign up to 8 parameters to velocity, and I've made some patches whit 3/4 parameters tied to it )
So a standard on/off velocity would not work because in Oxium you have that amount knob, wich determine how much velocity will control VCA, or other things. In other terms you can choose that your sound will be VERY responsive to velocity volume wise, or less. This is important for all keyboardist who might not have "steel fingers"
( as we say in French) or who have different keyboards controlers, weighted, or not. Well this is also important in some playing techniques where you want the response of the keyboard to be with an average difference between keystrokes.
So that : To add velocity to a patch in Oxium the simplest way is to go straight to the modulation tab, then to one of the two VELOCITY knobs located at the bottom left of the tab, then choose Misc-> VCA Level as target and to turn the knob full to the right.
What if the two velocity prewired slots are akready populated ? Nothing s lost at this point, just choose one empty slot of the freely assignable slot pairs at the right, then for source choose velocity as Source, VCA Level as target, and dont forget to turn the amount knob full right.
What if all the velocity hardwired slots and all freely assignable slots are used ? ( like in many of Simon's patches for example
) then you'll have to make a sacrifice and change one of the free slots for the Vel/VCA connection.
And yes Oxium uses polyphonic LFOs AND polyphonic Aftertouch, and I think almost all patches use Aftertouch, and also Mod Wheel, so if you use any of these two controlers, something should happen. Sometimes subtle, sometimes huge.
Also to get a quick view of a patch, you can chack the INFO page : In this page you can see all the modulations of the VCA ( Gain ), all the modulations of the VCO ( Pitch ), and all the modulations of the Filter engines. Its very usefull to see in a flash what modulate what in a patch, and its also a great thing for those who like to reverse engineer patches.
And lastly its very easy to resave your patches, here's a quick how to so that you'll still have max. confort after resaving them
1/ Create your own bank ( this way you can export all your custom patches in a single click ) ( see my video tutorial about Oxium patch management for example )
2/ Always save in that bank and add a "v" ( for velocity) to the patch name, while using the "save as" function.
This way your custom patches will still have their tags, and you'll still be able to perform multi criterias searches and select criterias like instruments categories, musical genres, Feeling/mood, Sound Designer, projects, etc etc so it will still be very easy to find the right patch in seconds.
Hope it answers your question.