Back in December, I posted a tutorial on a method I had developed for creating realistic-sounding timpani rolls. Since it's been awhile I wanted to post again on this subject for those of you who haven't seen my first post, and may find my tutorial of some use.
My method is intended primarily for those of you who find it difficult or impossible to create good timpani rolls through real-time keyboarding. However, even if you are able to do it (or if you have looped roll samples in your virtual arsenal), I invite you to check out what I have to offer. Perhaps there are a few aspects that could help you improve on the techniques you are already using.
To see my tutorial, please visit:
But wait, there's more. I recently completed an electronic performance of a symphony-in-progress that I've started working on again thanks to the quality of the GPO sound library. This is the first time that I was able to really put my timpani roll method to the test. If you'd like to hear how these rolls sound in actual use with an orchestral composition, I invite you to visit my Virtual Concert Hall and have a listen for yourself:
Thanks, and happy rolling!