Snare playback - single stroke tremolo

Good evening!

I have searched and found a great deal of information regarding tremolo playback as it relates to percussion in Dorico, but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer regarding the single-stroke tremolo producing the “double” or “diddle” effect for a snare drum part. I know this is not a regularly-used marking in most modern music, but in marching percussion parts, it’s used all the time.

Is there any way to adjust playback so that measure one = measure two (see attached)?

Ultimately, I’m hoping to be able to use VDL with Dorico, thought it seems as though this mapping is still in the works and I’m less than a month into my switch-over from Sibelius to Dorico. It’s been fantastic so far, this is just one feature that I’m struggling with at the moment.

Sincere thanks,

Welcome to the forum, Neil. I’m sorry to say that at the moment you won’t be able to get a single-stroke tremolo to produce the kind of diddle you’re after within a triplet. There are a number of additional cases for the playback of single-stem tremolos, including several involving tuplets, still on our backlog and awaiting our attention.

If you’re interested in testing out the VDL mappings that John Barron (our product specialist) is working on, then do drop him a line at j dot barron at steinberg dot de (email address trivially obfuscated to try to protect against spam bots).

Totally understand and thank you, Daniel, for taking the time to get back to me. This has been a really fun transition and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how Dorico becomes more and more refined. Congrats on your achievement.