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Using 808 or 909 (or any other older drum computer) drum lines

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What is the stance of OCR concerning the usage especially of older drum computers. Is it too close to chiptunes or is the pattern based drumming too patterny (I don't know how to edxpress this...) or is it accepted when the excecution and variation is good enough?

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If it sounds good, ocr doesn't care if it came from fart samples or a live recording of a virtuoso playing the most expensive instruments ever in an actual concert hall. if it sounds good, it sounds good. :D

Old drum machine sounds are used a lot in electronic music, tho nowadays they're typically layered with other samples for a bigger, harder, or otherwise different sound. A remix that only uses old drum machine sounds for its drums would probably have to be made in an 80s early 90s style for the sounds to fit together.

As for the drum writing, you can make blocky, pattern-y, repetitive drums with any drum samples, and it'll still be blocky, pattern-y, and repetitive, just like you can write intricate, varied, human drums with any samples. A jazz band track should usually have more human drums than a hard electronic track, and some variations and fills will work better in some styles than in others. Ultimately, it's just supposed to sound good. :D

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If it sounds good, ocr doesn't care if it came from fart samples or a live recording of a virtuoso playing the most expensive instruments ever in an actual concert hall. if it sounds good, it sounds good. :D

Old drum machine sounds are used a lot in electronic music, tho nowadays they're typically layered with other samples for a bigger, harder, or otherwise different sound. A remix that only uses old drum machine sounds for its drums would probably have to be made in an 80s early 90s style for the sounds to fit together.

As for the drum writing, you can make blocky, pattern-y, repetitive drums with any drum samples, and it'll still be blocky, pattern-y, and repetitive, just like you can write intricate, varied, human drums with any samples. A jazz band track should usually have more human drums than a hard electronic track, and some variations and fills will work better in some styles than in others. Ultimately, it's just supposed to sound good. :D

^This. It's kinda hard to avoid these drum sounds on a tight budget, they are everywhere now. Unless you want some killer studio chops as a bundle deal. Oh wait...

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older drum computers. Is it too close to chiptunes

808s and 909s have absolutely Juliet Sierra to do with chiptunes. Chiptune percussion is completely, utterly different.

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808s and 909s have absolutely Juliet Sierra to do with chiptunes. Chiptune percussion is completely, utterly different.

I know, but because it's so retro as well, I thought it might pose a problem

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I know, but because it's so retro as well, I thought it might pose a problem

Rock is retro.

Jazz is retro.

Classical music is retro.

Horns are retro.

Rhythms are retro.

It's not the age, or even what it is that matters; it's how it sounds that matters. A mix made with just a beer bottle and some screws should sound terrible, and a mix made with the most expensive music libraries out their should sound great. And yet...

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I know, but because it's so retro as well, I thought it might pose a problem

If it sounds good, it is good. It's really as simple as that. Worry about nothing else.

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