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Old 12-17-2009, 07:15 AM
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Default Re: Drum Machines replacing you

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum View Post
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.

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