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    Which is better, drum machines or Real Drummer ?

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    just wanted to see what the opinions are here.

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    You must be really bored.

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    I say it's a real drummer playing a drum machine.

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    Assuming competence on the part of the person programming the drums and the other person playing the real drums, real drummer every time. I'm so sick of loop based drums, and for that matter click tracks and grid mode in general. There's something hard and sterile about it that just bugs me after a while. Randomizing helps a little, but a real player's variations aren't actually random, they're his interaction with the other musicians.

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    A good drummer with really good timing changes the groove by pushing or lagging the kick and snare against the hat/ride (or whatever is keeping the time).

    You can program that I to a drum machine, if you know what you're doing, but a drummer will do it instinctively.
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    I just do all of my drums like this:


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    A drum machine is better when the drum kit won't fit on the stage. A real drummer is better when the drum machine is broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manslick View Post
    A drum machine is better when the drum kit won't fit on the stage. A real drummer is better when the drum machine is broke.
    My real drummer is always broke too tho!

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