Suggestions for Future Versions of Virtual Drumline

To make it easier whenever the time may come, I've decided to add a sticky here for any suggestions for future updates/development of Virtual Drumline.

Currently on the wishlist:

[b][i]Instruments[/i][/b]
Coming soon...

[b][i]Features[/i][/b]
Coming Soon...
I posted this a while back, but this thread seems an appropriate place to 'stick' it.

Top Snares Anyone?
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Tony, they have plugins like Altiverb thaltion rt do what you do, and you can easily pay up to $1000 or more for really good impulse-based reverb and delay VSTs like you're describing. Don some research on convolution reverb and you'd be surprised what might be available for a more modest budget.  Asking these guys to add something like that to a library that retails for $200 is like asking someone to give away a Ferrari for $20,000. If you are using a Mac, try taking a look into Digital Performer, which has mic placement capabilities, I believe. With the addition of ReWire capabilities in Sibelius 6, incorporating this sort of stuff into you're workflow is now a realistic option. Great job with Petal this season!

smanning, You could always try loading two separate bassline staves and go into the Kontakt Player 2 and use the tuning knob to create a larger pitch array. Not sure if this would produce what you're going for.
More bass drums, at least 8.  It's not uncommon for pro sport and college drumlines to have that many.
I would like to see environment (i.e. delay, reverb) modelers that would place your percussion scores in stadiums (for marching band) & arenas (for indoor percussion). It would be great to be able to pan your percussion section in relation to the hornline. For example, let's say the hornline was in front of the front hash and the drumline was back field. That creates a specific timbre. It puts more ";air"; into the mix. There are tricks you can do in audio editing software that can simulate this, but it takes forever. It would be great if this were a plug-in or an effects send.

I know, this would add several GBs to the library and create a recording nightmare for Jim. It was fun to hypothesize, though.

Tony Lymon
Hattiesburg, MS
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