Drumline Soundfont and Instrument List
I am a part time percussionist and sometimes drum instructor at a high school in the United States, and I have put together an instrument list and drum line sound font for use with musescore. The soundfont and instrument list is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mhsbulldogdrumline/ under the "Composition" page.
The files replace the standard instruments file or soundfont file. Simply copy and paste instrumentswithDL.xml into the "musescore/templates" directory and copy the "TimGM6withDL.sf2" file into the "musescore/sound" directory. You can then start musescore, and go to the "edit" menu and select "preferences". On the "general" tab, you then change the path on the "Instrument List" (about half-way down the window" to select the instrumentswithDL.xml file. Change the soundfont over by going to the "display" drop down menu and select "synthesizer". Change the path to the soundfont at this location. All the sounds with the original TimGM6 soundfont have not been altered.
All the drumline sounds in the soundfont were either recorded by me, or taken from publicly accessible sources on the web. I am less than satisfied with the overall quality of the tenor drums and the bass drums, so if you have any better sounding recordings to send to me, then I will be happy to update it. Note that the instruments have been updated to reflect the battery only (Snare, Bass Drums, Cymbals, and Marching Tenors). Again, if you have any suggestions for changes and improvements, please let me know.
I have also attached an example of a short street-beat I have written with the new soundfont and instrument list. For those really looking for diddle notation, I have attached the musescore file to show how I managed to make diddles. I'm certain that when the programmers see it, they will freak out at the crudeness of the hack, but I'm not a programmer and it seems to work. If there is someone out there willing to write a diddle plugin, then I can assure you I would probably be the first to use it.
Anyway, please share and enjoy.
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