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Old 16th July 2007
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by Deadmeat View Post
Done some of this, but to be honest, I really am not nuts about the idea. The tracking gets close, but for some material, never perfect. I also just don’t like the idea much – kinda seems like cheating, and the drummers almost always hate the idea. That’s not to say I won’t do it, I’d rather do everything I possibly can to the original material before reverting to samples.

You can polish and shine a turd as much as you want but it'll still be a turd. I can't understand why a drummer would rather hear a ****ty sounding real kick vs a perfect sounding sample given the situation.

Sure you can throw all the transient designers and eqs and comps you want, but it sounds to me like the result will still sound like a compromise. And compromising the kick drum, which is the back bone balls of the song, it just ain't right.