3 Reasons Why Drum Machines Are Better Than Drummers
3 Reasons Why Drum Machines Are Better Than Drummersby Danny Edwards
1. Band Practice Is Easier
Practices will flow a lot more smoothly - guaranteed. Drum machines will not play the LOUDEST drum roll you have ever heard once you start talking to the rest of the band. Not to mention, they don't have to re-learn the same song each week, they always remember how to play it. And no more waiting around whilst the drummer has to tune all 8 keys on each drum head - a drum machine requires no tuning!
2. They Stick To The Plan
You know what to expect with a drum machine - it sticks to the game plan. No impromptu double bass solos during the acoustic number here. It doesn't have sticks to snap, it doesn't have drum heads to put a hole in. It doesn't spill beer over your amp, and it turns up exactly on time. It doesn't usually set fire to itself. Drum machines are generally more reliable.
3. They Are Always Ready
We've all been there - the venue gives you a measley ten minutes for your band to set up and you all just about manage it - apart from the drummer. The ten minutes are up and the sound man is giving you the thumbs up, but your drummer is still yet to get his cymbal stands out of the bag.
You all end up with one stand each, fumbling with washers, wishing you had invested in a drum machine.