How does it work?

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.

What can it do?

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).

Features

Built-in Sampler

  • Stack multiple samplers on a single pad
  • Use preset samples or user samples (wav, aiff, flac, ogg)
  • Layer unlimited samples within a sampler with advanced playback modes (cycle, random, stack, or with a controller)
  • Advanced sample editor with trim, pan, pitch shifting and envelope controls
  • Built-in low/high-pass resonant filter
  • Sampler Velocity Input/Output curve editor
  • Global choke groups that work across pads and drum channels

Built-in Controllable Effects

  • Multi-band EQ
  • Tube Amp simulation
  • Clipper
  • Delay
  • Filter
  • Modulation effects
  • Reverb
  • Compression

Controllers

  • Controllers let you control knobs (effects parameters!) and buttons with your playing
  • Timbre - control a parameter based on how and where you hit the drum
  • Velocity - control a parameter by how hard you hit
  • Speed - control a parameter by how fast you play
  • LFOs - automatically control any parameter with multiple LFO types

Full MIDI routing

  • Sensory Percussion includes built-in advanced MIDI routing
  • Send MIDI over a bus to any other third-party software (DAW, Sampler, etc)
  • Send as many MIDI notes per pad as you want
  • Convert controllers to assignable CC knobs
  • Sensory Percussion is also controllable with MIDI-in

Specs

Dimensions

  • W 1.78 in x H 3.71in x D 4.47 in
  • (45.36 mm x 94.48mm x 113.57mm)

  • 5.5oz (154 g)

Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.8+ or Windows 7+
  • 4GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2GB of harddrive space for software & included samples
  • Broadband internet connection for installation
  • Audio Interface with phantom-powered pre amp (one per sensor)
  • XLR cables (one per sensor)

In the box

  • Sensory Percussion Sensor
  • Magnet & sensor positioner
  • Magnet pack (10 per sensor)
  • Software download voucher

What are you waiting for?