I shouldn't take the bait but your lazy criticism is just too much this morning. First off, Mclean has decades of live experience in a bunch of radically different contexts. First player sounded good as well. I'd argue if you think the first player was bad then your ears probably aren't really accustomed to that style of playing but you could argue that he took a more aggressive approach than what you wanted to hear from the cymbals. That's the thing, I could handle a difference in taste if your take was halfway informed and not so arrogant but you just word vomited all over the place and we all had to read that.better; he's still a youtube drummer brought up on the internet (as) opposed to live in-person on-stage)
crash bang barely played a coherent thing.
does some towards the end Bill Stewart imitation but gets those crashes in on two rides.
the other guy was capable must have just had a bad lunch. lettuce down.
I have to take a bit of issue with this, respectfully.Btw. You will never get the Agop picks of the litter that he gets. Never
I don't really care specifically about Carter, lol. He's good. Thousands of people are good. But I do care about people knowing what they're talking about when they're throwing shade around. I bolded the gist of your critique. What you said is fine. I actually agree with some of it. But you didn't attack his actual musicianship, or his time. Calling the guy a Youtube drummer and saying that he doesn't play live and that he's, "not stage time but dance floor time" is ridiculous and the "he doesn't tell me a story" on a cymbal demo is salty musician babble.I'll come to JDAs defense a bit too if I may - the couple of you getting offended shouldn't take his posts so personally, he's just speaking his experience and preferences. My take on "knowing" the guy for many years here is he would prefer a cell phone recorded demo with a shaky hand of someone putting down 2 and 4 or playing time in a half filled greasy bar playing with a real band. I dig Carter's hermetically sealed studio with the latest batch of high end mics and pre-amps on loan, I've spent way too much time watching them lately... but they're not for everybody. And its a fair point that it may not give the average Joe (sorry pun) a realistic idea how they're going to sound like in a dive bar playing behind a drunk guitarist until 2 in the morning. And too many of us, that's a lot more "real" music than this other stuff. Carter is a fine player and doesn't always need his fan club swooping in to defend him on any critique. I applaud how he has adapted to the current situation, but if someone wants to point out that guy has probably done more product demos this year than gigs, then that's a fair point. And good for CM as well for hustling in this brave new world. It's good to have different opinions.