Sometimes people ask me why I loop everything live when I perform. "It would be a lot easier to use pre-recorded drum patterns," they'll say, or, "Why don't you just sequence everything and play over top of the backing tracks?"
The short answer is, that would be cheating. The long answer goes something like this:
Going to see a show should be about what happens that day, in that room, betwee
n that audience and that performer. It shouldn't be a carbon copy of the same performance from the night before. How I slept, what I ate, the conversations...