Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
While true, real drummers have not gone the way of the do-do bird, as mentioned in this thread
there is a lot less session work going on today compared to years ago. If it's not a machine, its loops or sequencers.
To be fair, the reduction in session work cannot be blamed strictly on technology. In the golden era of session players ('60s & '70s) a lot of 'groups' weren't radio-ready, and ringers were called in to play. But as young players got better on their instruments - perhaps from emulating bands whose music was made by pros - groups became more self-contained and could record tracks on their own. Hence, fewer calls to the Hal Blaines, Kenny Aronoffs and Eddie Bayers' of the studio scene.