#1
Pros/cons using a metronome for your drummer live? and how to do it?! for delay pedal purposes
Last edited by hahaha15 at Mar 18, 2013,
#2
There are no pros unless you're using pre-recorded samples that you all need to play along with.

Otherwise, if your drummer can't keep time, he's not a drummer.
#3
Idk, I think an actual drummer would be better than using a metronome. I mean, if you're just going to use a metronome you might as well just feel the rhythm instead. At least it won't have that godawful clicking noise constantly.

Unless of course you play some crazy prog shit, then I'd suggest it so you don't suck
#4
If he can't keep a straight 4/4 with no changes what so ever then can him. If you are playing some 7/8 to 4/4 to 13/16 to 9/8 shit then use a metronome.

The only problem is that if the computer controlling the click track gets f'd up and the drummer cant play from memory then you are screwed.
#5
A drummer that can't keep time is like a singer that can't stay on-pitch.
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What about for tap delay pedal purposes?

Just tap it again when he gets off time.

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#8
dude, this is so easy if you have a tap delay

like, why did you even make this thread if you have a tap delay
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#9
Everyone in this thread is a moron. Every professional band plays with a metronome, and you can only benefit from using one.
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#10
My band recorded a whole album without using a metronome, and we never use one at gigs.
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Everyone in this thread is a moron. Every professional band plays with a metronome, and you can only benefit from using one.


Professional bands can afford in ear monitors which allows everyone to hear the metronome. My band tried playing with a metronome but only the drummer could hear it. It didn't work very well. Most small bands would be better off without a metronome anyway. If the drummer or percussionist isn't able to keep time then the band needs a new one.
#12
It's needed if you are playing along to a backing track with synths/rises/backing vocals etc. But if you arn't it just ruins the performance for me. Any drummers SHOULD be able to play relatively consistently throughout a track.

A drummer playing a full gig to a click is like playing thrash metal on a nylon acoustic, sat down at half the BPM at a Justin Bieber concert.
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A drummer playing a full gig to a click is like playing thrash metal on a nylon acoustic, sat down at half the BPM at a Justin Bieber concert.


That makes no sense. At all.
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A drummer playing a full gig to a click is like playing thrash metal on a nylon acoustic, sat down at half the BPM at a Justin Bieber concert.
That makes no sense. At all.

Essentially, the crux of the point that he was making was that he wasn't too keen on bands using a click all the way through a concert.