I lent one of my live brass and JABB rhtyhm section cd's to a musician friend, and received a positive review from him, with one exception - "You must get a real drummer, I can't stand drum machines".
Now I recorded all the drum parts "live", playing them into Sonar on a midi keyboard, with only a small amount of tweaking - no quantizing. So all the dynamics and rhythmic placements were human. Also, having posted a couple of tracks off the cd in the Listening Room, I received quite a few positive comments particularly concernign the drumming.
I can only assume that because I credited JABB and Sonar in the CD liner my friend, not being acquainted with the world of sampling and DAW recording, assumed that because I used a computer, the drums must have been sequenced and his knee jerk reaction as "a musician" was to baulk against the idea of drum machines.
I'm going to lend the same CD to another musician friend but delete any reference to computers and samples on the CD liner and see if I get a different reaction.
I also get similar reactions when I produce a Finale score at rehearsal - because it is prepared on computer they assume that the computer has generated all of the arrangement/orchestration and all I had to do was print it off.
Does anyone else experience this sort of reaction from people who don't understand the role of computers as tools in music preparation?