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BEERZEBUB

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December 1 2007 1:35 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Just curious what people's opinions are on this, both listeners and people who record. What do you think about using programmed drums, either completely programmed in another application, or acoustic drums which then have a sample placed on top with something like soundreplacer, in place of acoustic drums in a recording? Benefits and cons?
Nicholas Steinborn
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December 1 2007 3:34 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
It really depends on what you're going for. I don't really care either way. If I'm too lazy to set up my kit and record, then I'll program drums.

Soundreplacer is ridiculously common these days and I don't think it has anything to do with comparing programmed drums to a live kit. 90% of recordings have samples mixed in with the drums. If someone is COMPLETELY replacing stuff, it's not easy to get right. Sample supporting is where it's at. It's when you bring up a sample behind the live track and blend them to sound as one.
Candide
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December 1 2007 4:40 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
i think it's good for demo'ing material but stupid for recording something serious.

unless you're Sheer Disrespect
BEERZEBUB
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December 1 2007 11:44 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:Nicholas Steinborn

It really depends on what you're going for. I don't really care either way. If I'm too lazy to set up my kit and record, then I'll program drums.

Soundreplacer is ridiculously common these days and I don't think it has anything to do with comparing programmed drums to a live kit. 90% of recordings have samples mixed in with the drums. If someone is COMPLETELY replacing stuff, it's not easy to get right. Sample supporting is where it's at. It's when you bring up a sample behind the live track and blend them to sound as one.



This is true. And a lot more bands than you'd think do that. All top 40 for example is programmed shit.
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December 2 2007 1:03 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:VISIONARY

This is true. And a lot more bands than you'd think do that. All top 40 for example is programmed shit.



I don't buy that.

I'm sure some of it is, but a lot of Top 40 is legit and has the best session players on it.
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