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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Will The 4 Armed Robot Drummer Replace A Human?

Drummers absolutely hated drum machines where they first came on the scene, threatened by their perfect time. After a while, most learned to embrace the machine and live with it, with most drum machines getting jobs that a real drummer would never have gotten anyway.

But what happens when you have a robot that plays with perfect time? Here's a video of a 4 armed robot drummer doing his best Tommy Ramone imitation of "Blitzkrieg Bop," which I don't think will have drummers quaking in their boots -- yet. Notice that it (he?) never plays any fills, and the feel is very eh, robotic.


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Jef Knight said...

Drummers...remember them?
Neither do I.


Rand Bliss said...

Sounds like he's already replaced a few from what I can hear on the radio lately.

Besides, everyone knows you need to replace the manager, not the drummer;-)

Rand Bliss said...

Forgot to mention, at least this one keeps better time than most drummers I've worked with...sorry fella's, you know who you are.

Unknown said...

No feel, no fills :-)

Oh wait, I'm a drummer!


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