I think Khali you're getting confused:
I've read that by the time the band was recording Synchronicity, Sting would have practically near perfect demos, and the drum parts were so close to Stewart's actual style, that it took him much effort to put his own "stamp" on his actual drum recordings
Originally Posted by khali
new member....hello all.
stewart copeland. probably my favourite dummer, excuse uk spellings please.
taste? oh yes
character? oh yes
timing? i don't think so. i heard that a lot of his parts were the last thing recorded on some of the Police tracks, so he wasn't so much driving the band as doing drums karaoke.
i've used this recording technique many times myself and it produces some extremely confident sounding performances.