Hello Composers, Mike here
I want to share a quick guide of MIDI CC parameters.
What is MIDI CC?
MIDI CC parameters are incredibly important for automation in your DAW to add movement, expression, variation etc. They can truly add “life” to your music compositions, and even make orchestral music on software instruments feel expressive, organic and full of life! =)
MIDI CC List – Most Common Parameters
- 1 = Modulation wheel
- 2 = Breath Control
- 7 = Volume
- 10 = Pan
- 11 = Expression
- 64 = Sustain Pedal (on/off)
- 65 = Portamento (on/off)
- 71 = Resonance (filter)
- 74 = Frequency Cutoff (filter)
PS. If you want the full list of CC parameters based on the GM standard, I have an article listing them all here: Complete MIDI CC Chart