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  1. dcrigger

    DRUM Magazine Reveals Acoustic-Only Drummers are Piloting a Horse-and-Buggy in the Jet Age

    Again - I've no problem with anything in the article... and have applied it's advice throughout my entire career. Not just in owning and being versed in the use of technology in drumming since the dawn of it's existence - but in many other musical "possibilities" left unexplored by many...
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    DRUM Magazine Reveals Acoustic-Only Drummers are Piloting a Horse-and-Buggy in the Jet Age

    I think we need to keep in mind that these kind of misstatements and the misunderstanding that follow are just par for the course when we're trying to discuss the underlying topic - while constantly having to dance between the actual article and VB's National Enquirer-style take on it. And to...
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    How young is TOO young?

    It always amazes me how many people (particularly drummers) feel that actually learning to play the drums in a traditional manner is not funny and somehow oppressive. 4,5,6 year olds are right in the center of learning very basic things to a great degree though the use of simple repetitive...
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    Favorite Bass Drum Impact Pad?

    None.
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    Room Acoustics/sound treatment - Need something to make my drums sound good again...

    Echo maybe (maybe even too much). But boom? Nope
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    Room Acoustics/sound treatment - Need something to make my drums sound good again...

    I totally second the suggestion of contacting GIK Acoustics and making full use of their free consulting service. In my experience, they had zero qualms about my wanting to lots of it myself and buying some finished pieces from them. In fact, they also frames and stuff to aid you doing it...
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    Interface comparison - UA vs Audient

    Yes that absolutely plays into - but not enough to negate what bpaluzzi is saying. Not in situations where real-time monitoring with effects on the source is needed - and even moreso, when recording large numbers of tracks at the same time (full band tracking, orchestral work, etc). In the mac...
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    Interface comparison - UA vs Audient

    :-) I would only disagree with your last sentence. In that after 40 years of watching computer tech develop, stating "always" in this way, seems to me to be just like saying "never" as in "There will never be a time when dedicated hardware will be unnecessary." IMO the history of computer...
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    Interface comparison - UA vs Audient

    Go away completely - I doubt it. But I'm reminded of that period of time where it was touted that nobody would ever be able to do any serious multi-channel work (beyond a few tracks) with native audio. And yet today, just about the only people needed Protools hardware based systems are those...
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    Interface comparison - UA vs Audient

    I think the trend may be that - with all of the recent horsepower showing up in the new computers (the M1 macs for instance) - this ability to hand off processing will become less and less valuable.
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    Interface comparison - UA vs Audient

    Thanks for that reply - not something I had heard about. But also by the numbers you're giving something I would certainly take into account if I desired to split a stereo pair (which I wouldn't imagine doing - seeming like just asking for trouble). But when looking at micing a drum set across...
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    Interface comparison - UA vs Audient

    I agree with Matt - unless you are wanting to delve into UAD plug-ins, the Audient probably really is the best value. The ID44 really does sound great IMO - that plus having 2 light pipes makes it again, a great value IMO.
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    Interface comparison - UA vs Audient

    In my experience, there's absolutely no reason to do that... I've been recording drums daily with mics split across the main interface and light pipe interfaces for years without absolutely zero issues regarding latency. Or the need to take any manual steps or making any adjustments to...
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    What Elvin Jones CAN (could) do!!

    Love the whole gig of the thread, except it is.... "....COULD Do"
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    Why can't some great musicians swing?

    Sorry to go off on this aside - and likely open a giant can of worms by doing so, but... In my opinion, this notion of referring to drum solos, drum fills and even drum parts as "compositions" is about the most pretentious thing any group of musicians have come up with. Whether made up on the...
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    Why can't some great musicians swing?

    You make a good point, Todd - even to the point of including the rebuttal to your point at the same time. The accuracy of this sort of value judgment depends entirely on where we set the bar. I have zero problem referring to myself as a jack of all trades - call it "professional competency"...
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    Why can't some great musicians swing?

    I agree that some balance may be needed - but personally, I think using Tony as your example of this is probably not a great choice. And yes, it was no more likely that Tony was going to get called to play with any true mainstream rock act - any more than than Neal was going to get called to...
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    I don’t understand why Buddy Rich is so special. Explain it please?

    It can for sure - but I think there's a historical perspective as well. Up until the rock of the mid-60's - big bands were literally the biggest, largest, most intense sound that could be made in music. Yes symphony orchestras can get really big sounding - but the Kenton, Basie or Ellington...
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    Do professional drummers care about cymbals?

    Travis and OCDP - I always presumed there was a personal connection there of some type going back before the big success - but I really don't know. As far as not talking about drums - and this is getting back to the main thrust of the topic - if we were to get together to talk shop (and I'm in...
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    I don’t understand why Buddy Rich is so special. Explain it please?

    That's great. But again, keep in mind that were talking 50 year old music here. Like listening to the Beatles or Hendrix to hear how they influence modern pop and rock. I would never expect you to be effected to the music as I was - when it was new and ground breaking. Your experience will be...
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