Mallet Rolls

Hey Everyone,

I have been trying to find a nice tone on a roll at 70BPM, instead of the tremelo sound. At faster tempos i have found that if you take your notes and play them as like 16ths in octaves (your actual range and alternate with the octave below it, so high low high low) it sounds like a roll, but at this slow tempo it is still way to percussive sounding. I am trying to match the tone of low horns, and can't find it. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dustin
thanks. I have tried various speeds... sextuplets, thirty-seconds, and even nines. But the dynamics do help, a little. Any other ideas?
[quote author=Dustin Smith link=topic=2784.msg14794#msg14794 date=1225153575]
Hey Everyone,

I have been trying to find a nice tone on a roll at 70BPM, instead of the tremelo sound. At faster tempos i have found that if you take your notes and play them as like 16ths in octaves (your actual range and alternate with the octave below it, so high low high low) it sounds like a roll, but at this slow tempo it is still way to percussive sounding. I am trying to match the tone of low horns, and can't find it. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dustin
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Try using soft mallets and increasing your roll speed to Sixtuplets (experiment with others).  Also, try assigning a softer dynamic level to the roll.
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