MDL Cymbal Line Effects

• Jul 2, 2018 - 14:36

Overall, I've been very impressed with the sounds of MDL. That being said, the cymbal line effects leave a bit to be desired. Is there a way to make the sound from a sustaining hit, like a crash or sizzle, cut off with a stopped hit, like a choke or crunch? Will some of the other older sounds like crash-chokes be implemented soon?


The battery is constructed from samples we recorded ourselves. Cymbals for this first release have been constructed from a pre-existing sample library. I believe the best solution is for us to create our own sample recordings of the exact techniques. I hope to be able to do this in a MDL update at some point in the near future.

In reply to by Daniel

Alot of Hal Leonard Marching Band arrangements have an interesting notation in the Cymbal part where there's 4 pairs of Cymbals in different sizes & each note head for each of the 4 pairs is on a different space of the staff, & there's also hidden hi-hat notes, etc. I wanted to be able to type all these hal leonard marching band arrangements onto musescore so I could listen to them, isolate each part, & also add in parts that double other instruments too.

For a sizz-suck this is what I do. Place a high hat AND a sizzle in both note spaces, and then tie the high hats together. Now make the first high hat invisible and put a staccato on the second sizzle and then make the second sizzle and high hat invisible. This is a lot but it does produce a decent sizz-suck sound.

It's 2024 & I was hoping that the Musesounds Marching Percussion instruments would have the Quadruple Marching Cymbal Instrument so we could re-create some of these parts, like this one for example.

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