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Virtual Drumline Sound Maps: the ones you’ll actually use

We all love Virtual Drumline, but sometimes it can be a pain to use the Sound Maps. This article will help.

Need to play a Left Hand Dry Crush on snare? That’s note head #21. A rim shot on quads? That’s 29.

The interactive list below will help you choose the right sound and remember which Sound Map note head to use for your Virtual Drumline composition.

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps

The most common snare note heads are 0 and 31. These represent standard “hits,” or regular notes played on a marching snare drum—with right hand and left, respectively.

Next most common, for me anyway, is 30: the ping shot.

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps: 1 of 4.

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps: 1 of 4.

VDL Snare Sounds, Line 1

Name Note Head Note Other Marking
Metronome 19 Low F
Metronome Accent 19 Low F Accent
Sticks In 21 Low G
Vocal “Dut!” 2 15 Low G
Vocal “Dut!” 1 59 Low G
Snare Shell 17 Low G
Dress Center Harness Hit 29 Low G
Cymbal Crash 1 High A
Ride Cymbal Roll 1 40 High G
Ride Cymbal Roll 2 1 High G 4 tremolos
Ride Cymbal Roll 3 1 High G 8 tremolos
Ride Cymbal Bell 6 High G
Ride Cymbal Hit 1 High G
Hi Hat Press Roll 1 45 High F
Hi Hat Press Roll 2 1 High F 4 tremolos
Hi Hat Press Roll 3 1 High F 8 tremolos
Hi Hat Press Roll 4 40 High F 4 tremolos
Hi Hat Press Roll 5 40 High F 8 tremolos
Hi Hat Tight Left Hand 40 High F
Hi Hat Tight Right Hand 1 High F
Hi Hat Medium Left Hand 42 High F
Hi Hat Medium Right Hand 41 High F
Hi Hat Loose Left Hand 1 44 High F
Hi Hat Loose Left Hand 2 40 High F Harmonic/Open
Hi Hat Loose Right Hand 1 43 High F
Hi Hat Loose Right Hand 2 1 High F Harmonic/Open

 

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps: 2 of 4.

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps: 2 of 4.

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps: 3 of 4.

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps: 3 of 4.

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps: 4 of 4.

Virtual Drumline Snare Sound Maps: 4 of 4.

 

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