Yes, but my point is that I believe it's paramount that the drummer be able to hear the loop very clearly because the rest of the band is taking their tempo cue from the drummer, because the drummer is fulfilling the honorable role of "central tempo provider" for the other musicians. I completely agree with the idea that the drummer needs to have a monitor that allows for the clear monitoring of any rhythmic loop being used, and if I could only give one other musician a monitor for a rhythmic loop, it'd be the drummer. TravisH On Sunday, August 31, 2003, at 10:19 AM, Loopers-Delightfirstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Subject: Re: Looping with other musicians, new tools=new results > > > For the same reason that in ANY sort of musical > performance involving interaction between players it's > important for people to be able to hear each other. > It's hard to respond/adjust to someone's input when > it's not reaching you. > > I'm basing this observation on two things: > 1) Having it pointed out by drummers open-minded > enough to WANT to incorporate loopage > and 2) noticing the problems disappear dramatically > when I put a wedge monitor on a milk crate next to the > floor toms. > > -t- > > --- Travis <email@example.com> wrote: >> If everyone's supposed to be keeping time for >> themselves, why is it so >> particularly important for the drummer to be able to >> hear the loop?