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Old 01-12-2013, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by HGinCT View Post
The same can be said for any instrument including guitars and even vocals thanks to auto-tuning.
Quite true. I spent a lot of my time using computers to replicate a full orchestra, and I'm not classically trained on any orchestra instrument.

I can complain about drum machines all day, but in the end of the day, I'm doing to the same thing to violin, cello, viola, etc players.

Originally Posted by HGinCT View Post
I honestly think that a performance with a big kit will never go out of style (at least not any time soon) because of the same reason a guitarist doesn't play guitar on his iPad or why a pianist doesn't use MorphWiz exclusively, during a performance or in the studio, the real thing creates an atmosphere and vibe that can't be replicated by computer (easily), but I think this is especially true for live performances where stage presence accounts for much more than people think.
Agree, but I was (in my mind) referencing the Youtube thread where we discussed people who post tons of videos to youtube without necessarily the desire to play live.

Originally Posted by keep it simple View Post
Oooh, that's opening up a can of worms. Of course, it can't make the same sound, but its getting closer. Thankfully, we hear with more than just our ears, & with an acoustic instrument, context is everything, so I think we're safe enough yet. I was thinking of a real people vs. solo battery powered convenience sex on tap analogy, but thought better of it ;)
I know, I just caught the irony of myself listening to guys talking like an episode of the Big Bang Theory about technology so advanced that I felt like an Amish person, and yet in the back of my head I'm fantasizing about new round pieces of wood. LOL.
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