Re: Pop Music in General
Quantisation of live drummers irritates me beyond belief. Most of the time, it is just not necessary just like pitch correction on vocalists. It's an extra level of 'perfection' that some producers seem to think makes a better result. The simple truth is that it doesn't. Most of the time, neither are necessary.
However, electronic music is entirely different. I don't quantise in my own personal music-making because I don't need to, but there are times when it is necessary. When I sequence, I sequence in Max/MSP using a defined time code, which triggers samples that I have already edited to kick in properly. Any glitches or time code errors do not phase me, because I like errors. It's as simple as that.