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Powerful Array of Dynamics
The Sensory Percussion Drum Sensor Quad Kit with Software provides a level of dynamic control previously unseen with acoustic drum sensor technology. This means the sensors will pick up the quietest strokes to the loudest, accurately, in all 10 seperate zones of the drum. Configuring the zones is easy, just select a zone in the software, for example the edge of the drum, and hit that location on the drum. Training the sensor will require around 12 strokes, making it a fast setup for such a dynamically responsive system. Each zone can also be assigned different samples based on how hard you hit the drum. A gentle hit on the drum can be set to trigger one sample whilst a harder hit can trigger another, offering you completely flexible, dynamic control over the sound. A huge library of sounds is pre-loaded onto the software to choose from, or you can upload your own. You can also edit the samples using features such as trim, pan, pitch shifting and envelope controls.
Easy Sensor Installation
The Sensory Percussion sensors work by directly capturing the vibrations emitted from the entire body of your drum. The sensors are phantom powered and connect to any standard audio interface using an XLR cable. The sensor clamps firmly to the edge of the drum much like a microphone clip, offering an incredibly easy and efficient setup that doesn't get in the way.
When using regular multi-zone sensors, there is a clear difference between the samples from a sensor kit and a regular acoustic drum. With a multi-zone sensor, it's clear when you move from one zone to another. This clear change creates hard edges within the music. With the Sensory Percussion Software and sensors, you can dynamically transition between ten individual zones by blending the zone samples. This allows you to move across the drum smoothly without creating any hard edges in your samples, allowing for a more natural sounding outcome. Additionally, you can curve between sample blends, broadening one zone and shrinking the other. If harder edges between zones is what you want, then you can edit the choke settings to allow one zone to cut others off. Global chokes can also be added that work across multiple sensors, adding even more to the depth and complexity of the software.
All Crosstalk Interference Removed
When using regular sensor sets, crosstalk can occur which interferes greatly when playing. This could be caused by vibrations from another drum. Sensory Percussion includes several different ways to eliminate crosstalk. When you're training a sensor to sample on a specific zone, the software automatically calibrates the additional vibrations across the rest of the sensors and zones. It records this information so you can identify crosstalk and calibrate the sensors so that the vibrations will not trigger a different sample. This is done by adding a threshold control for each zone that will cut off a note that's below the threshold. Built-in advanced crosstalk calibration ensures that crosstalk elimination does not take away from the software's incredibly natural sound and feel. Additionally, this can be used in the opposite way to trigger different zones specifically with one stroke of the drum.
Powerful, Intuitive Software
The Sensory Percussion software gives you the power and flexibility to edit and control your drum sound to the finest details. You can use acoustic parameters such as timbre, velocity and speed to control any of the functions within the software. Included in the software is a built in set of effects and a sampler that gives you advanced sample editing tools and playback control such as attack, release, pitch and more.
Unique Effect Handling
The sensor system on the Sensory Percussion software allows you to assign and calibrate effects to any zone on the drums. For example, more compression can be applied to your kick drum the harder it's hit. This effect can be applied to multiple zones and even across the kit, and blended dynamically. So the same sample can be applied to the centre and to the edge of one of the drums but with different amounts of reverb for each sound. This can be applied to the entire kit, allowing a single stroke on a drum to control the amount of any effect on another zone or sample. This can also be controlled by how you're playing. The amount of force you strike the drum with can control how much reverb is applied to your snare rimshot.
Limitless Creative Potential
Once you have the sensors and software configured, the Sensory Percussion pack transforms your kit into a completely different kind of beast with limitless creative potential. With completely fluid and blended layers, your samples will behave dynamically just as the acoustic drum would by itself, but with the addition of your own chosen and manipulated sounds and effects.
Complete MIDI Control
Route the Sensory Percussion software into your DAW of choice to unlock further creative control over your performances. The majority of the Sensory Percussion software's variables translate into CC messages, allowing for extreme customisation. They can be controlled through MIDI output as well as MIDI input. By using the Sensory Percussion sensors as MIDI inputs, you can unlock a vast array of post-processing and live options. The built-in advanced MIDI routing of the software offers completely flexible integration of the instruments into the DAW of your choice. Each drum can send as many MIDI notes as you want, allowing the editing to be as in-depth as required.
- Multiple samples can be stacked on a single pad through the built-in sampler
- Huge library of preset samples can be used or user samples can be uploaded
- Unlimited samples can be layered through advanced playback modes (cycle, random, stack, or with controller)
- Advanced sample editor with trim, pan, pitch shifting and envelope controls to design a truly personalised sound
- Sensor Zones can be blended seamlessly with one another for fluid transitions, giving you an authentic hybrid drumming experience
- Software includes built-in advanced MIDI routing to your own DAW software for further editing and refinement
- Built-in controllable effects:
- Multi-band EQ
- Tube amp simulation
- Modulation effects
- Effect parameters that are modulated by 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
- Included in This Bundle: 1 Copy of Sensory Percussion Software & 4 10-Zone Drum Sensors
- Mac OSX 10.8+ or Windows 7+
- 4GB of RAM (8GB Recommended)
- 2GB of Hard-drive 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)
For detailed instructions and specifications you can view the full Sensory Percussion Manual here.