Originally Posted by drumballer
At least Someone has an idea of technical.....My vote goes to the guys who can actually play good without triggers. I'll give ya Chris Adler and Jason Bittner but just have a hard time putting technical and death metal in the same league.
You want technical feet then Thomas lang is the end of discussion
Triggers don't make you a bad drummer. Anyone who says so has no idea how triggers work. They have nothing
to do with speed AT ALL. It's all about tone.
A trigger is a sensor on a drum that produces a certain sound assigned from a sound module once the head has been struck. This device allows drummers to play at a faster rate without having to strike the drum hard, since at very rapid speeds it may become difficult for feet to move as quickly and with as much power.
Triggers are also used to add more definition to drum sounds and prevent bleeding between sound sources, making it easier to hear clearly every drum hit without rumble or excessive cymbals. An example is where very rapid bass drum hits become difficult to distinguish or even hear in the presence of a full band.
Does not make anyone better or worse - proficient or less - it simply helps with the sound. That's like saying that any guitar player who uses a distorted guitar is a horrible player. It's simply not true.