As a composer, time adds up when I'm having to select from one of Noteflight's prefabs to turn into another common instrumentation that Noteflight hasn't made readily available. Specifically in my case, I've been wanting a preset for a Marching/Pep Band (sans pit and without double-reeds or concert percussion; with the necessary substitutes for Mellophone, Sousaphone, and Marching Baritone, as well as the Drumline). Another preset I've been wanting is the jazz big band, with 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxes, and rhythm section w guitar, piano, bass, drums, and auxiliary percussion.
However, with the addition of a feature that would allow us to make our own instrumentations, this problem would be immediately solvable and extends only to the limit of each composer's imagination. The most applicable uses in my case would be creating prefabs for pep band tunes, jazz band tunes, drum cadences, drum corps shows, and concerto-style pieces with an instrumental/vocal soloist at the top of a chamber orchestra.
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