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.
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.
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.....,