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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.

Looking for Collaboration

Hello everyone, 

I am currently a battery and front ensemble writer, with an emphasis on battery, who is searching for someone who may be in need of one. I'm looking into collaborating with a front ensemble/wind writer to create indoor or marching shows respectively. This can be done for the sole purpose of improving writing/arranging skills or for serious projects, of which is completely welcomed. 

I also have access to Sibelius, if there are any users who would like to use an alternative notating software. 

If interested, feel free to contact me :-) 


~Ivan

Musecorps Drum Corps Recording #1

Link to the Full Score: https://musescore.com/themtcrew/scores/5217400

Hello! Mark and I have finalized the brass parts for the ballad of our original show, 2 + 2 = 5. The ballad we've chosen is The Hymn of Acxiom by Vienna Teng, as we believe it fits the theme of the show - George Orwell's "1984" - perfectly.

If you are unfamiliar with the project, here is a quick summary:
Mark and I plan to have as many of you submit recordings of yourselves playing through the show as we can. We will then compile the recordings into one large file, and place it over virtual drill that Mark is writing, to create a virtual drum corps of sorts. If you'd like to record, here's all the info you'll need!

1.) Parts
You can play through as many parts as you'd like. In fact, we would much appreciate it if you did! (For example, if you play the trumpet, it will be better for the end result if you record and submit all three trumpet parts, rather than just doing one) Of course, you don't have to do this! Mark and I will be listening through each recording of the trumpet soloist's part, and picking the one we think would best benefit the overall recording.
2.) Recordings
We would prefer if you submit one large (3-ish minute) recording, but if you find it difficult to play through the part(s) in one sitting, please refer to the recording guide below!
Here is the link to all the parts: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CTplR1RBHZX2YCJZ80M35VF20sjaPI9u?usp=sharing
3.) Recording Guide
Recording One: Beginning to Letter D
Recording Two: Letter D to Letter F (Trumpets, include two measure pick-up)
Recording Three: Letter F to Letter I
Recording Four: Letter I to the end

Again, we'd much prefer your recording be from the beginning to the end, to simplify our own work, but we decided to include this in case some need the breaks in between. Trumpets obviously don't need a recording one/four, as they don't play at these points. Please play the part at the exact tempo that's listed. This can easily be done by playing along with the recording (preferably while wearing a headset!).
4.) Submitting
If you have recorded the entirety of the ballad at once, submit an MP3/MP4 file with this name as the format:
Username_PartName_Full
If you used the segmented guide above, use this format:
Username_PartName_RecordingNumber

ex. TheMTCrew_Trombone1_Rec1
OR
markmacri_Mellophone1_Full

Send submissions to themtcrewparts@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, ask them below! Thanks everyone!

*DISCLAIMER* Absolutely no profit is being made off of this project in ANY way. All rights to the music used go to their respective owners.