c.gymer wrote:Get a real drummer, then record.
No, actually, get a real drummer, practice you collective butts off, then (if you feel genuinely ready) record.
There is no point in just getting someone in to play along to your stuff. A proper drummer (full time) would bring something to your recording and your songs, a dep wouldn't.
Trust me, you will regret not having your own drummer.
rchapman75 wrote: If the PRF ran NASA, we'd have colonies on the moons of Jupiter and be mining asteroids for aluminum.
c.gymer wrote:I can totaly understand your post, but if you were going to spend a couple of grand on travelling halfway across the country to make a record, wouldn't you want to have the best recording/performance's you could get?
I don't disagree with what your suggesting per say, but I would think that a well rehearsed band with their shit together would be a far more effective unit than 3 friends and a drummer who they've known for two days.
As a drummer myself (that sounds so pretentious I know, but it's not intended that way), I know that I would feel more comfortable in my ability to contribute and add to the song if i had ample time to prepare.
The best performances always come from good preparation by all of those involved in a recording, and as you hinted at with your drummer experiences, a good drummer goes a long way, but an under prepared band will sound rubbish no matter how good the drummer. Because of this I think these chaps would benefit from taking the time to find a drummer for their band, rather than jump right in and spend all their hard earned money on an end product that no one can possibly predict the quality of.
Mayfair wrote:that guy who works at Lula (what's his name?)
but i think mayfair may be talking about ryan rapsies who worked a lula for awhile and is by far the best "technical" drummer i've ever seen.
nick92675 wrote:you'd have to go in understanding you're probably not going to get 100% of what you had in your head, but thier individual interpreation.
cgarges wrote:nick92675 wrote:you'd have to go in understanding you're probably not going to get 100% of what you had in your head, but thier individual interpreation.
What's different about this versus actually having a guy in your band? I would think that with a GOOD session drummer, you might actually have an easier time getting what you want instead of what the guy playing wants than just having someone in your band that has an emotional, financial, or egotistical investment in the band and his own playing within those circumstances. I'm not saying that session drummers are the way to go or anything, but they provide a service, much like a recording engineer and good ones will be able to deliver whatever the person paying them wants.
The person paying them is certainly at an advatage if he chooses someone whose playing he already appreciates, but that's the same case with finding a full-time drummer for a band situation.
People can either interpret somneone else's wishes or they can't. Just because someone chooses to either play with a limited number of people or a bunch of different ones doesn't absolutely dictate whether or not they're capable of doing so.
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