[Ardour-Users] Analog synths

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Dec 23 15:17:05 PST 2017

On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 17:05:56 -0600, Brent Busby wrote:
>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.

Don't forget that I also mentioned: "However, even the most advanced
plastic pads can't be played with that much nuances as a real drum set,
let alone that they are visually unaesthetic. I want to see real cymbals
with drill holes to stop fissures, not some clean plastic thingy."

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