Help! No drummer!

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by 1FATDAD, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. 1FATDAD

    1FATDAD Guest

    Jan 8, 2008
    Cant seem to find a reliable drummer. My question is: Is there any machines available to pull drum tracks off of recorded music, cds. Or any drum machines that sound like a real drummer. Or maybe even pre-recorded drum tracks available?
    Thanks in advance
  2. in my opinion, one of the very, very best drum machines available is the boss dr. rhythm DR880. many different styles, programmable, very authentic, midi ports, etc, etc. have a look & good luck
  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    IME no drummer is better than a bad and/or unreliable one. I've done lots and lots of gigs where I'm the sole time keeper and I like it just fine.

    AFAIC, drum machines and/or tracks are not an option. (I've had experiences. Bad experiences. :p) If the style demands drums and there's not a decent cat available, I'd put the whole thing on ice until I could find someone.

    But that's just me.
  4. ColdSteelRain

    ColdSteelRain Guest

    Jul 27, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    No, you can't "un-mix" a song and get just the drums. The best you can do there is use good eq to mask some of the sound.

    I'm guessing you're talking about just practicing, and not actually playing live.

    I use GuitarPro on my PC. It was a lot less expensive than a drum machine, and allows me to practice with a full "band".
  5. Zappstorius

    Zappstorius Guest

    Oct 20, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    There are tons of programs available, different pre-set drum tracks/patterns from various software. It really depends on what you are looking to do. Are you looking to record this stuff? It can be done, and sound fairly decent IMO with the right software and/or programs machines etc. How do you currently record your bass tracks? Computer? Stand alone recorder?
  6. Oric


    Feb 19, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Do what Larry Graham did when his drummer departed- start hitting the thing with your thumb! Learning to fulfill both the role of percussion and bass is a fun challenge.
  7. bergerXL5


    Dec 23, 2008
    Dunmore, PA
    Reliable drummer? Isn't that an oxymoron?

    Honestly, 35 years in the bidnezz, and I know all of '4' reliable drummers...and all 4 are studio mavens. Go figure.