Modern Metal Drums ARE BORING!!!! – Viewer’s Comments #137

  • Modern Metal Drums ARE BORING

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Methinks modern metal drums have gotten to the point where they’re stale & predictable, mainly because we’re not hearing actual drummers anymore. With time alignment, samples and programmed drums, who needs a drummer, right? WRONG!

RArecordings – Rick- commented:
The definition of a drummer in 2018: “someone who can play what the guitarist programmed in EZdrummer without doing his own thing or groove…. this means following the guitar riff with kick snare and toms exactly with a drum sound as short and clicks as possible and quarter notes on cymbals that have no attack to give the rhythm.” So in short: Be a glorified metronome….

Oh… I don’t know how true that is. I haven’t met many drummers who can actually plan on a metronome!

If you mean after the fact and everything’s been time aligned and the drummer has been completely censored out… yeah, okay! I can see how that would basically be a glorified metronome. I mean, I don’t get it. Especially with the whole samples thing and playing on electronic kits. If you’re time aligning everything, why even have a drummer? Just program it.. it would probably just save you a lot of grief!

I’ve got my lesson coming out very soon called “Producing Prog Metal” where I show you how I do my drums, and I think you guys are really going to dig it!

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About the Author:

Greetings, I'm Glenn Fricker, engineer here at Spectre Sound Studios. I love making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, I want to pass on what I've learned. Featuring tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. There's reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, and plugin effects. Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found right here on my channel! I also respond to your comments & questions: The best make it into the SMG Viewer's Comments series of videos. Loads of fun, lots of laughs. Thanks for reading!

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