Originally Posted by Strangelove
Selling your soul to the devil is almost impossible when pop music producers have all but eliminated human drummers altogether. It is interesting to hear hi hats chattering like machine guns at 1/32 a few times, but these guys seem to be obsessed with perfect timing with no soul.
I think you're getting the problem there mixed up. Human drummers still do play on a lot of records, but the production methods use ensure 'perfect' quantisation. With that said, I don't think there's any problem with electronically-generated rhythm, in fact I do it all the time. What's lacking is an artistic aesthetic.