I know this has been discussed before but I couldn't find a solution to my question. How do you stop the timp from ringing? Hit the drum, let it ring for a quarter note, than put your hand and the skin to stop the ringing. Using the sustain pedal makes the timp sound like hitting it with your hand on the skin.
For the next version of GPO, I would like to have the timp (and other percussion instruments), using different type of mallets. The piece I'm working on now, open with the timp using wooden sticks. Not going to be able to get that sound with the samples in GPO. Cymbals are another important instrument to have different mallets. Big difference between a cymbal roll using wooden sticks and bass drum mallets.