A Great Debate: Real Drums Vs Programmed Drums

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This is a great hot-button issue that has become more and more prevalent in recent years with the introduction of professional-sounding drum programming software. But are programmed drums better than a real flesh-and-blood drummer?

I came across a really interesting article while going about my daily internet surfing. It really is a very good article providing unbiased looks at this issue from both sides. It comes to us from a man named Joe Gilder, who manages an excellent little musical blog called "Home Studio Corner." HSC is an excellent down-to-earth resource for anyone who owns a home studio. Look it up and check out his stuff. I bet you'll like what you find.

As for this issue, personally I will always advocate for a real flesh-and-blood drummer. There are just just some things that a human drummer can do that a program simply can not replicate. I'm not just speaking on an aesthetic level either (things like skill level, sound quality, etc.) but rather I'm speaking more to the deeper human element of a recording. For example, the chemistry that exists between band members when they're really locked in to what they're doing is something that can not exist and can not be replicated by a program. Not that programmed drums (such as work done with Superior Drummer) doesnt sound excellent when there's an engineer who really knows what they're doing behind the helm … but there is simply nothing like a real human drummer. Records are not supposedly to sound like robots played the instruments (except maybe EDM, I suppose.) They're likely to sound human.

Once again I'd like to make it clear I'm not bashing programmed drums. I think they have the ability to sound incredible. I just prefer a real human being behind the drum set. Call me old fashioned, but that's how you're supposed to record a record. I've also seen it many times (not all times, by any means) where a band goes into the studio and programs their drums and their record comes out sounding like a million bucks, but then you go see them live and you're just sitting there scratching your head because it's nowhere near the same, especially with the drums. I've seen it get to the point where it's like it's not even the same guys playing the music in front of me that played it in the studio. Just not even close to the record. I like to call these types of groups "internet bands," because that's exactly what they are. A live performance from a band is supposed to be nothing short of mind-blowing. Something that can not be captured on a CD, which is one of the reasons people are going to see it live, coupled liking the music. …

Sony Ericsson S500i – Add Colors To Your Mobile Life

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Just open the Sony Ericsson S500i slider phone and feel the ultimate exuberance with various colors and desktop themes. If that is not enough then change the inbuilt themes or go creative with external light effects – you get it all.

After keeping the users in dark for a while, Sony Ericsson unveiled its another dynamic creation or the Sony Ericsson S500i. With loads to offer, the Sony Ericsson S500i is here to take a very good care of your visual pleasure. All the right elements are very well blended to bring the best of mobile designing. One illustrating thing about this gadget is that, its visuals automatically change as the season passes – really amazing! Well, that is not all; its hidden illumination automatically appears, whenever you receive a call.

Enjoy photography like never before with the Sony Ericsson S500i. You can take your shots with its 2.0 mega pixels camera. Just click to treasure all those favorite moments and share with the world by blogging them on your favorite blog site. Beside, you can also send all these pictures directly via email. There are a whole lot of things, which are duly considered before designing the Sony Ericsson S500i. It comes with absolutely stunning aesthetics. Beside, you can enjoy your music with its media player, which is also empowered by a memory stick slot. So, get all your favorite tracks in your very own gadget and get the right feel-whenever you want. You can also play some exciting 3D games and also get quick access to Web browser.

The Sony Ericsson S500i has it all, which you want in a digital gadget. Here, you can easily transfer your music from your personal computer by using Sony Ericsson's reliable Disc2Phone music management software. Among the latest technologies, the Sony Ericsson S500i supports GPRS, EDGE and works on Tri-band network – all at your disposal. So, choose your hue and see the world from different angles. …