Snare crush length

I am new to this forum, so hopefully I am doing this correctly.  I've got most of the basics down with VDL2.5 working with Sibelius 5.2.  Is there a way to shorten the length of the snare crushes?  I've used it in my score, but it comes out way too long for the effect I am looking for.  My instinct is that it has to do with 'midi messages' which I have played with a little but to no success.  I've tried to use the messages to have parts played on the edge of the drum.  Maybe someone can direct me to a forum that I maybe missed that has this information??

Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks a lot!

Yes, I did know about the fat and dry crush.  Problem is the dry crush was also too long for what I was looking for.  I think my answer is in playing with the second voice (32nd note) to get the sound I want.

Thanks a lot guys.
Keep in mind that there are two crush lengths to choose from. There's a ";fat"; crush which is longer, and there's a ";dry"; crush which is shorter. You may already know this, but just wanted to be sure and point it out.
Try writing a decrescendo buzz roll using a 32nd note (or some other short subdivision) then put it in voice 2 (alt + 2 or option + 2 on a mac) then hide it (ctrl + shift + H).�� Then rewrite it the way you want it to look in voice 1. Don't forget to uncheck ";play on pass"; for the notes in voice 1, otherwise you won't get the playback you're wanting.�� I'm guessing you're wanting a [i]very[/i] dry press.�� This might be the closest you'll get.

The only downside here is that even though the notes in voice 2 are hidden, the notespacing rules will stilll apply as if they weren't hidden.

The whole writing in different voices is a great trick for getting what you want to both see and hear. Hope this is what you were looking for.
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