Old guy, getting younger
- Oct 31, 2005
- Reaction score
- SF Bay Area
I found this very interesting. Love RB BTW!
Thanks for sharing Dan.I found this very interesting. Love RB BTW!
Can’t blame them , they don’t have to deal with other band members at least ..I was just on a cruise and they had a hubby/wife Latin music duo. She sang. He played backing tracks on Midi style tracks and he simply just layered keyboard sounds. Some of the solos were guitar or horn effects on keys. If you closed your eyes it was 8 people. In reality just one guy. But they were entertaining and sounded good. My 14 y.o. was not impressed, though.
Isn’t what’s out front sounding good what you want ??Personally not a fan of click and backing tracks live.
Heard a wedding band using them a few years back and yes they sounded great out front and quite a bit less than great behind the PA.
Yes and No. I like a good sounding band for sure but I like to hear the truth of the band warts and all and I prefer to hear good human time as opposed to metronomic time.Isn’t what’s out front sounding good what you want ??
You make a great point about what can be accomplished without the need for tracks, I couldn't agree more. I agree with RB too though, and I guess part of it depends on the band, the type of music and expectations of the live music experience.Not sure if this is applicable to the topic, but on many great records there's just a guitar , bass and drums at times. That's it, no rhythm guitar or keyboard parts underneath filling things out. You can hear this approach on so many records. Police, Rush, Zeppelin, Free, early Lizzy records. And then of course in just about most jazz recordings.
I'm the kind of person who definitely does not want to hear a recreation of the cd at live shows. Guess I'm in the minority.
When the power goes out, DRUM SOLO!So what happens when the machines crash or the power goes out?