Cymbal rolls

• Mar 14, 2018 - 17:30

How do I add a cymbal roll, without having it sound bad?


In reply to by Mewsscore

That cymbal roll is pretty useful... however it decays rather than crescendos, and the lack of single-note dynamics control for drum sounds makes it impossible to get a proper cymbal roll swell using that.

Thankfully, sustain pedal DOES work for drums (knock on wood), so to avoid that robotic-sounding previous-note cut-off sound, what I do for cymbal roll crescendos (and any other rapid-consecutive note sequence for percussion) is throw down some tremolos and stick that sustain pedal (in the Lines palette) under it. It's not perfect, but it's close-ish.

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