#1
would you ever go see a band that is just a singer and guitar player with the bass & drums on a backing track? in my area, there are just no drummers or bass players that can do the things i'd like them to do, so i figure i can just program all that stuff on a computer. that way, nobody will ever get off beat and i don't have to worry about the bass sounding ****ty because it will all be digital, and also a lot less equipment to haul around. are there bands like this? what do YOU think?
#4
i understand WHY you would do that but i dont like those kind of band in live performances. If you put a lot effort to give a good shot tho thats kool.

#7
maybe if you put on a kickass show and had a helluvah singer and guitarist.
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#8
drum and bass backing tracks are used on studio CDs all the time, as for a live band idk about that. depends on the stage prescense was good or not. most likely not, but if liked the music enough then it wouldnt matter who was actually playing
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#9
You better be one hell of a guitar player, because people will criticize you to DEATH. I did that same thing with a buddy of mine like 5 months ago, and i only heard, "Get a drummer and you'll be pretty good."

I got a drummer now, but the sound is the EXACT same.
#10
well think about it, how much different would the stage presence be without a drummer? all he ususally does is sit there behind everyone else.
#11
It depends... If you're just doing static pre-recorded rock-style backing tracks, I'd probably get pretty bored. You could use something like Ableton Live to give you some flexibility with the backing track to make things interesting. I'd like something like that.
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#13
yeah why not.. i saw this guy once by himself singing and playing guitar with bass and drum backing tracks, lemme tell you - he was one of the best guitarists i have ever seen.

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It depends... If you're just doing static pre-recorded rock-style backing tracks, I'd probably get pretty bored. You could use something like Ableton Live to give you some flexibility with the backing track to make things interesting. I'd like something like that.

no, i'd program the drum and bass (and maybe synth) myself. it would have sort of a prog-metal feel.
#17
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well think about it, how much different would the stage presence be without a drummer? all he ususally does is sit there behind everyone else.

But he takes up a lot of stage space, and empty stages kind of suck the life out of a place. Also, live drummers have a lot more energy than a recorded or digital one.
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