Drummers are WAY important.
For me, that rings the truest in recording. There arte so many options - drum machines, drum tracks, drum software...but at the end of the day, I alwyas get the best results with a Real Actual drummer.
Man, if music could be coincided a religion, your statement would be on the 10 commandments (not that Im throwing religion at anyone) Nothing has impressed me more than a real drummer. Hands down.
At least we think we are 😁
Yes you guys definetly are!! I can fluff, or twist just about anything, but when it comes to drums, they're either real or they're not. I think I prob spent over $800 worth of different drum machines, and $200 in a guitar center newbie drum set, for someone to learn it, and still have no access to a real talented drummer. Big waste of money. My biggest flaw in music, is zero drummers.
At J. Dan, your 100% correct. Best way to go about it. If you saw though, my comment to dboomer, it was my guitar work that came first (an idea recorded) and tried to find a beat that would fit what I did. I think if I had a drummer, I would definitely do the click track, and then have the drummer add-on after. I think I joined a handful of sites/forums in the past, just to find a great drummer open for projects. As far as the bass (even though Im lousy at it, and a different topic itself) I can do a real cheap simple track either using a keyboard, or use my whammy peddle, with divebomb (or what ever its called) and get by. But not when it comes to a drummer. Real is the way to go.