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Re: Looping with a drummer

Oops, I forgot in my other post to write that I think technical sync
sucks. A click track that the audience can't hear is a real killer of
magic in music. As is stuff hooked up by MIDI Clock. It actually
sounds cool if a musician drifts out of tempo for a while and then
drift back into the groove. What does NOT sound cool is if someone
drifts out of tempo and suddenly changes to play in the correct tempo.
The "unlucky" musician should drift back slowly as he did drift off
because then it will only make the music better.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com internet music hub

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Michael Peters <mp@mpeters.de> wrote:
> Maybe I'll find out on Nov 8th how Adrian Belew's drummer copes with the
> loops that come from Adrian. Does he have a click in an in-ear monitor, 
> something like that, or does he simply listen to the loops on the monitor
> box, and that is enough to keep him synced?
> What are your experiences of rhythmic guitar looping in a band - what is 
> best way to keep the drummer synced to the loop that you create? do you 
> a predefined click, something like a Ableton backing track - or do you 
> the loop timing by foot and leave it to the drummer to stay synced with 
> do you give him headphones or just point some speaker towards him?
> I have this fabulous bassist and drummer and we're just starting to 
> material. It is not sure if we will find a suitable keyboard player - we
> might stay a power trio for a while, and I'd like to find ways to enhance
> this situation by using loops. Not sure how though.
> -Michael