Defining percussion kits as drum sets

You can define individual percussion kits as drum sets. Drum sets follow your project-wide setting for voicing in drum sets with five-line staff presentations.


  1. In the Players panel, expand the card of the player holding the kit you want to define as a drum set.
  2. Click the arrow that appears in the kit instrument label when you hover over it and choose Edit Percussion Kit to open the Edit Percussion Kit dialog.
  3. Activate Drum set in the top right of the dialog.
  4. Click Apply, then Close.


The selected percussion kit is defined as a drum set. The arrangement of voices for instruments in the kit when using the five-line staff presentation type follows your project-wide setting on the Percussion page in Write > Notation Options.


If you no longer want a percussion kit to be defined as a drum set, you can deactivate Drum set in the Edit Percussion Kit dialog for that kit.