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    Percussion - timpani

    Anybody has a tip how to "mute" the timpani? At the end of a roll, mostly the sound has an echo. So, having seen a timpanist using his hand to stop the sound.... I am searching for something like that in GPO.

    Raymond..Raymond....Raymond...Raymond....Raymond

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    Re: Percussion - timpani

    Depends on what software you are using I guess, but I'd use a 'mute channel' automation in Logic for something like that, or if too abrupt, a rapid automated fade on the timp channel. Works for me!

    regards

    Barrie B

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    Re: Percussion - timpani

    Thanks, but I am using Sonar and don't knwo how to do that.
    The best thing that came to my mind is using an wave editor to truncate the wave sound.

    Raymond

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    Re: Percussion - timpani

    See my response on the following thread. Same thing goes for timpani:

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ghlight=damped

    Tom

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    Re: Percussion - timpani

    Great, thank you. Just what I need right now.


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    Re: Percussion - timpani

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hopkins
    See my response on the following thread. Same thing goes for timpani:
    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ghlight=damped
    Tom,

    There is a problem in the Notation version of the Timpani (Raymond, are you usign Finale?). In GPO Notation folder, the timpani does not use CC64 for damping, but rather the D-2 KS (because of the piano pedal conflict). Human Playback in Finale deals with this and notes can be supposedly damped using a staccato articulation or the proper "damp" symbol (the one looking like a gun target, Maestro char #222). The problem is that it works only for the last note, and all previous notes are echoed anyway because of the polyphony. So for isolate hits, it works, yes, but not after a a many note passage (like a roll).

    I'd be curious to have your thoughts on this, and how we could improve it.

    Thanks,
    Robert

  7. #7

    Re: Percussion - timpani

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Piéchaud
    (Raymond, are you usign Finale?).
    No. I will try out Tom's suggestion, today.
    Nevertheless, thanks.

    Raymond

  8. #8

    Re: Percussion - timpani

    Thanks Tom,

    it does the damping as promised/stated for single hits completely.
    For reiterated hits (a 4/4 bar with all 1/32 notes in it) setting the pedal just before the last note, gives some rest-echo (of the previous hits), but is damped quickly enough.

    So.... going on with mastering that "world famous" piece.....,

    Raymond

  9. #9

    Re: Percussion - timpani

    Oh! I didn't realise you wanted the EASY way to do it...

    BB

  10. #10

    Re: Percussion - timpani

    Quote Originally Posted by BarrieB
    Oh! I didn't realise you wanted the EASY way to do it...

    BB
    Why this sad face, Barrie?

    Raymond

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