Re: playing drums is hard
it can go either way, depends on the drummer. i totally understand they would rather record with THEIR kit and on an acoustic kit especially. a lot of drummers don't feel right on an electronic kit...then again some really love it, especially with the tones you can get. when i recorded a cd back in the mid 90's, there was this awesome studio in the chicago burbs and he only had an electronic kit to offer....and he recorded tons of bands. i think if drummers go into it hearing the end result, they will love it. if they are against it, they won't be recording with me unless they track drums somewhere else. i have all the mics and stuff to record live drums and i'm actually quite good at it but with a baby in the house and much more control over an electronic kit, there is no contest. i don't tell people when the electronic kit is used and most can't tell...not even drummers. you also can't beat jamming late at night with a drummer and headphones! awesome. you don't have to worry about compression, etc with drums....i love the electronic kit. for now i use it for my own music and my drummer friends who swing by to record tracks. eventually i will go more full force and open the studio to the public. for now it's just me and whoever wants to lay tracks via word of mouth.