Although I think that you can produce some interesting (and many atrocious) sounds with computer drums, I prefer drums played by a human being and surmise that I can tell the difference. So I wonder when it will become impossible to distinguish between them. I don’t think that it’s a problem to synthesize the actual sound bits that make up drumming, but to model the complex pattern of human drumming (including the little errors even the most accurate drummer makes).
Then again there is the vast progress in CGI which produces digital visual patterns that I think are more complex than the audio information that makes up a typical drum part by a human drummer.
Maybe nobody needs the software to do that, because, you know, we have humans for human drumming and computers for electronic drumming, and each party does it’s job good enough for the people who like either of both.
So, can any of you Dopers, maybe a musician or audio engineer, enlighten me about this?
ETA: Mods, if you think that this is better suited for CS, please move it.