I have a custom built midi controller with a Force Sensing Resistor(FSR) on it. I wanted to use this to trigger some sort of velocity, but I noticed when I touch it I get a range of notes from 0 up to the pressure I am using, and when I release I get a ramp back down to 0. I looked at MSP tutorial 19 using the poly object, but I have a feeling that is not the way to go, as I am using a mono synth and the constantly changing FSR value just retriggers a note rather than shapes it.
What would be a great way to use this sensor to emulate the breath of a wind instrument, or the pressure of a bow on a string to shape a note? Is there a tutorial someone can point me toward or a post? I pasted a version of my mono synth below in case anyone wants to build on it.
I'm still using Max 5 on a 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro. Thank you in advance for your help.