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Re: Meditations on the awful sounds of the Alesis SR-16 drummachine

on 7/10/02 8:38 PM, Rick Walker/Loop.pooL at GLOBAL@cruzio.com wrote:

> I can always tell keyboard or guitar players who program because they
> overprogram almost universally:    In a wierd way, I have found that the
> most useful drum programs (or rhythmic 'bed' loops for that matter) are 
> ones that are incredibly minimalistic and almost always only one bar or 
> bars long.............this gives one much more room to layer on top
> of the piece to create interest and diversity.

Speaking of which, Rick, I think a number of us are still waiting for you 
present your tips for would be drum machine programmers. You are
understandably a little busy right now...