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Old 04-05-2011, 07:23 AM
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Default Re: My rant on today's pop music

Originally Posted by Deltadrummer View Post
There are a lot of drum tracks that sound programmed and this goes back to the 1980s in tracks like Ain't Nobody or Billie Jean, or bands like Devo and Depeche Mode.
Billie Jean is a good one. It is a real drummer, but sounds rather mechanical.

Bands like Berlin, Flock of Seagulls and others sound like they used machines in the studio, but those bands had real drummers in the band.

Then there is this video for "Talk Talk" by the band Talk Talk
The into sounds mechanical, but then you see the image of the drummer playing a simmons kit, and suddenly, it starts to sound more human. Or is it just power of suggestion.

And then in the late 90's, everyone started mixing loops with real drums. Even in my band, I started to wonder if the average listener could tell where the real drums stoped and started as opposed to the "fake" drums. And some loops were me playing shorter bits on an e-kit, then looped, and real drums put on top of it. Was I playing with a loop or playing to myself? Not that it matters, it was just funny to think about.

Originally Posted by Deltadrummer View Post
Gigging musicians have been losing gigs to deejays for almost forty years. .
And so many people consider DJ's musicians now.
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