Help needed with percussion grid

I’m trying to notate 4 cymbals in a percussion grid:

Is there any way to resolve this? I have not been able to force stem directions and if I change them from percussion set, unnecessary bar rests are added everywhere.

Any ideas or help very appreciated!

Are you talking about the penultimate bar in the bottom staff? If so, try selecting the “low” note, then right-click/Edit > Percussion > Change Voice > Extra Downstem Voice. Extra voices don’t create rests.

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There is also a Notation Option (on the Percussion page) for whether Dorico should automatically truncate the duration of notes in the same voice to the shortest note in that voice at that position.


Thank you so much!

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