[Ardour-Users] Analog synths

Brent Busby brent at keycorner.org
Sat Dec 23 15:05:56 PST 2017

Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> writes:

> The most exact way to play virtual drums is by using the most advanced
> plastic thingy, using real drums and mics to trigger the virtual drums
> doesn't work nearly as good.

I used to be against the acoustic triggers you're describing, putting
triggers on your real acoustic drums to trigger processed sounds.

I've completely changed my mind about them though.  Your live audiences
expect to see real drums.  They will never be satisfied by Simmons
hexagon pads, modern circular frisbee pads, or any other kind of pads.
Don't even get into the lack of stage appeal of showing up with a drum
machine or a laptop.  No matter how electronic and processed the drum
sound they're hearing, they absolutely believe and expect it has to come
from something that looks like an acoustic drumset.

So I'm a believer now.  Just give them the damned drumset they expect to
see.  If you put acoustic triggers on, at least you're honestly playing
what they're hearing, even if the sound isn't quite being made the way
they think it is.  I really think this is the way to handle electronic
drum sounds live now.

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