Sensory Percussion uses a combination of sensors to directly capture the vibrations of your entire drum. It is designed to isolate your drum from ambient noise so you can use it on stage and in loud environments. Though it uses multiple sensors, it operates like a traditional phantom-powered mono microphone and uses standard XLR connectors.
Sensory Percussion’s software analyzes the signal from the sensor and can tell where and how you are hitting the drum using our proprietary algorithms, allowing you to map your playing to electronic control. The software supports up to four sensors at a time.
Sensory Percussion doesn’t work like the usual e-drums and triggers. It uses a combination of software and hardware to create an overlay on acoustic drums that turns your kit into an expressive controller for digital sounds. SP does trigger sounds, but it can also do so much more:
1. Assign sounds to different parts of the drum or even different drum strokes. Use the entire surface of the drum–—rim shots, cross-sticks, different parts of the head and rim——for a flexible, fully responsive playing experience.
2. Blend smoothly between multiple sound regions. Play between samples mapped to different regions—the system knows where you’re hitting and can blend between the sounds, erasing the sonic borders common to e-drums and sample pads.
3. Apply effects to different parts of the drum. Map effects to follow your strokes—no more knobs and sliders, no more buttons and pads. You control the effects and parameters in a completely new and intuitive way… by playing the drums.
4. Apply effects controls across multiple drums to achieve higher levels of sound control. Pitch shift the entire kit, control filters to drop the bass... or use reverb and delays to make a full-fledged dub kit.
5. Use smart cross-talk cancellation to maintain high sensitivity in the presence of loud ambient noise (i.e. kick drum vibrating the snare drum).