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Originally Posted by henryrobinett View Post
This is EXACTLY WHY I BEMAON MODERN DAWS. There used to be high quality musicianship. You had to be good enough to nail it in a couple of takes. And if you couldn't they HIRED SOMEONE who could. Back in the days you had killer anonymous session players who could read and play anything, any style. Now you have a bunch of mediocre players who expect the engineer to fix it for them. I STILL try to get it right. Argh.

DAWs have spelled the end of great musicianship. If the band came in to record and they sucked you got the tape as evidence. THEN you knew what you had to work on, because YOU SUCKED. Then you practiced really hard and came back three months later to do it better. No illusions. No studio tricks. It was all up to your musical ability.


I’m working on a prog instrumental album right now and am laying down drum takes that are 15+ minutes long, with a lot of changes, and it’s hard work, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Hopefully that comes through in the record.