Fair nuff. I haven't programmed since 1987 with a TR707 so no doubt things have come a long way since then. Heh, maybe the songs I'm thinking of that sound machanistic are the real drummers quantised and the ones I think have good feel are machines?
The 707 was frustrating in that you had two snares - one that sounded normal and an 80s big sound. Each of those snare sounds had two levels - normal and accent. Not good for ghost notes. Bummer with the ride too. I did a track where I wanted 16ths on the ride and it came out like white noise. Then I tried for a full-on impossible (for me) fusion 12/8 thing and it came out like a load of clutter http://www.sangrea.net/rijidij/mp3/G...ee_sisters.mp3
- a mess but I guess it was something I had to get out of my system.
Programming's fun once you have your system set up but learning how to drive the machines and setting up your system is not for the faint-hearted IMO.