DrumsAnywhere is a new application for Windows that turns your table into a drum kit.
The app detects hits captured by a simple microphone and translates them into a variety of drum sounds. DrumsAnywhere uses a detection algorithm called WaveTrack that analyzes the reflections generated by a hit on a surface as well as its accurate location.
Here’s a demo of DrumsAnywhere in action:
To use DrumsAnywhere, you need to connect to your computer any contact microphone (piezo), which you place on the surface you’ll play on. You’ll then indicate in the software the different locations of your virtual drum elements by tapping on user-defined locations so that the software can analyze them. You can use drum sticks, pens and even your fingers.
The software is ASIO compatible and velocity-sensitive. The developer says the latency is very low. DrumsAnywhere also supports MIDI so it can be used as a controller and send MIDI data to another software, to record your performance in your DAW, for instance.
DrumsAnywhere is available in two versions:
- The Lite edition ($49.99) includes 4 drum pads, 3 drums/percussion libraries but MIDI is not supported.
- The Pro version, available for $89.99, supports MIDI, allows for using your own samples along with the 9 included libraries and you can play on 8 drum pads.
Details are available at the DrumsAnywhere site.
via Argiris Kranidiotis