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Old 5th April 2009
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Originally Posted by Sky View Post
I actually think Tiger has asked a fair question. How do you define timeless drums in the various musical styles you work with?

I.e. does a bebop jazz recording have to conform to the muted, ambient club vibe of the 40s and 50s? Likewise, is Digital Duke timeless because the drum performances are classic, or not because its sound is too sterile?

Well, it simply breaks down to not adding anything to the recording that will obviously date it to 2009. If we were living in the 80's and discussing reverb I would respond the same way.

Overuse of loops and drum samples in rock or pop, well, it's almost worse than the 80's overuse of reverb. Furthermore, it's not exactly what I would call a fresh and innovative approach to rock/pop production these days.

This is just my opinion.