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Big Issues

When I'm writing for any ensemble that contains the MDL instruments i always experience a glitch that happens after i stop playing the score. I will usually click the stop button and when it does a huge bang of all of the instruments in MDL being used come at unison and full volume. This will happen a few times and after so many MDL will start glitching and it will make the velocity go all over the place. It makes it sound almost corrupt. I know it isnt corrupt because after restarting the platform everything is fine. Then the sound happens again and it goes haywire and i have to restart the program once again. I've experienced this before but only now has it become extremely prominent. This is my main issue however the problem with shots also bothers me. The unaccented taps are louder than a rim shot. I can get around it by using a ping shot (which is slightly louder but it is still a bit quieter than an accented note) however i still prefer to use a rimshot. Thanks for listening! Hope you can figure out the problem soon.Reply

Which is your favorite DCI show?

I want to find out which one is the more favored show. There will be four different shows for each corps. In the comments pick your favorite out from each corps.
I'm sorry if i miss some corps ( I know i didn't get them all), tell me other corps that I missed in the comments.
After I get some vote on the shows, I'm going to put out what percent of people voted for each show.

Bluecoats:
1: 2014- "Tilt"
2: 2016- "Downside up"
3: 2011- "Brave New World"
4: 2010- "Metropolis"

Blue Devils:
1: 2014- "Felliniesque"
2: 2017- "Metamorph"
3: 2007- "Winged Victory"
4: 1994- "My Spanish Heart"

Carolina Crown:
1: 2013- "E = MC²"
2: 2011- "Rach Star"
3: 2007- "Triple Crown"
4: 2015- "Inferno"

Phantom Regiment:
1: 2008- "Spartacus"
2: 2015- "City of Light"
3: 1996- "A Defiant Heart: The Music of Dmitri Shostakovitch"
4: 2005- "Rhapsody"

The Academy:
1: 2016- "Drum Corpse Bride"
2: 2006- "¡danzón! '
3: 2013-"Piano Man"
4: 2007- "The Chase"

Blue Knights:
1: 2017- "i"
2: 1995- "Legacy"
3: 2006- "Dark Knights"
4: 1993- "The Next Generation"

The Cadets:
1: 2011- "Between Angels and Demons"
2: 2000- "We are the Future"
3: 1987- "Appalachian Spring"
4: 1993- "In the Spring, At the Time When Kings Go Off to War"

Crossmen:
1: 2016- "Continuum"
2: 2001- "Late Night Jazz"
3: 2003- "Colors"
4: 1996- "The Voices of Jazz"

Madison Scouts:
1: 2011- "New York Morning"
2: 2005- "The Carmen Project"
3: 1990- "Undiscovered Madison"
4: 2003- "GOLD, GREEN AND RED: The Music of Benoit Jutras"

Santa Clara Vanguard:
1: 1989- "Phantom of the Opera"
2: 2016- "Force of Nature"
3: 1999- "Inventions for a New Millennium"
4: 1995- "Not the Nutcracker"

Blue Stars:
1: 1993- "Selections from Candide"
2: 2003- "Visions of Blue"
3: 2010- "Houdini"
4: 1999- "Ivan the Terrible"

Boston Crusaders:
1: 2002- "You Are My Star"
2: 2017- "Wicked Games"
3: 2000- "RED"
4: 2010- "Thy Kingdom Come"

Reached composers block

So, you know how I have been working on the 50 follower special composition right? Well, I am 2/3 of the way through it and even include a short bit of canon in the composition. But after this canonic moment, I can't seem to make further progress. I know that I want to go back to G major by means of a plagal cadence(which would require me to substitute C major for C#°) and that I want to end the piece with a plagal cadence.

I have been having this composers block for about a week now. I usually embrace it and just move on to composing something else, but this is a 50 follower special composition that I have been working on.

Cymbal Muted Crashes

Hello! I am trying to add muted cymbal crashes to my marching cymbal part but there is no sound in MDL for this. Would I be able to add it myself or is this simply not possible? Sorry, I'm not very savvy with this program.
Edit: I've been trying to edit the .sfz, and it's quite difficult. Is there an easy way to do this with Polyphone or is there an easier program to use?

Almost reached 50 follower milestone

If you don't know already, I am now almost at 50 followers. Currently I have 39 followers so just 11 more and I will have reached the 50 follower mark. I had maybe like 4 followers 2 years ago. So clearly, I'm doing something right. My most recent score called The Storm just brought me 2 more followers. I suppose they followed me hoping to someday see the entire suite that I plan on The Storm being a part of. That suite I call Weather Music. Maybe I should compose another part of the suite for that 50 followers mark, upload it when I reach 50 followers, and then whenever I have finished the suite, upload it in its entirety.

If you want to listen to what I have so far of The Storm, here it is:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5611423

It just so happens that I have been getting rain for 3 days straight here in Ohio.

Update 1: 6/18/2019

Oh my goodness, 4 followers in a single day. That is a record for me, I am now at 43 followers. I don't know if the follower milestone or finishing the composition will come first. If the follower count does come first, that's fine. I'm not pushing myself to finish the 50 follower composition.

Update 2: 6/19/2019

Wow, 5 followers in 1 day. I don't think I will finish my 50 follower composition before I reach 50 followers. Often my composition process is slow, so don't be surprised if a week has passed and I still haven't finished the composition yet. I will get it done when I get it done. I emphasize quality over quantity with my compositions.

Update 3: 6/24/2019

I'm just 1 away from reaching the 50 followers mark. As for the composition, I'm about halfway through composing it.

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