Awesome post, Per.I would only amend that micro-increments in timing do occur if you record and analyze the
wave files of even the best drummers.In a program like FLStudio Producers Edition (which I love to use for my drum programming)
one has the ability to divide each 16th note into 64 separate increments.A trick I use is to randomly make every offbeat 16th note be just a few of these increments late. This technique (even when compared to perfectly quantized 8th note on-beats) gives the whole
feel a just slightly imperfect feel.It's one of my tricks for all sequenced playing to make it sound more 'human'.
and you have it right: Human drummers actually aspire to perfect quantization and never
get there completely. That's what's so beautiful about us. I hear this story once: *Picasso was once approached by a journalist and asked,** ****"You are the most famous and recognizable artist of the 20th Century. You can make a doodle on a **
**napkin in a restaurant and people will recognize it as a 'Picasso'.** ** **So, how do you draw a Picasso circle?**"** ****He said, "that's easy, I sit down and and attempt to draw, to the best of my ability, a perfect circle.**
**Because I am human and imperfect, what comes out is a "Picasso" circle.* Rick Walker