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Old 12-17-2009, 02:40 AM
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Default Re: Drum Machines replacing you

Agreed, quantizing isn't cheating. It's a process intended to correct deficiencies in human players that can't play consistently with a click, and programmers who can't tap out parts in good time.

I will also agree that absolute quantizing doesn't always yield a pleasing result... then again, sometimes it does.

Has everyone forgotten that musicians strive for tightness in the first place? If a drummer plays dead on the beat, does he suddenly suck because he's now as accurate as a sequence?

I've played live drums on some tracks where even I think it sounds sequenced. I'm the most proud of those!

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