At the 2015 NAMM Show, SensorPoint unveiled the Jambé electronic percussion instrument.
The Jambé is designed to look and feel like a traditional drum. The hardware controller is designed to easily integrate into traditional drum kits.
But the Jambé uses DSP technology and high definition sound samples to let it be used as a variety of instrument types.
Playing Jambé is as easy as using your hands, as with any hand percussion instrument, or with regular drumsticks, like a standard drum. Over 1,000 different pressure levels are sensed in each pad, translating into realistic and dynamic percussive sounds.
iPad and Wi-Fi Integration
Jambé features full iPad control and Internet integration. Kits and sounds are directly downloaded, manipulated, and controlled via the drum’s iPad controller software. Software updates are sent directly to the instrument via a mobile or wi-fi connection.
Players can browse and download sounds and instruments directly from the Jambé music store on the spot, run directly through a MIDI output as a controller, or take advantage of the sound pack that comes bundled with the Jambé.
Here’s a video that demonstrates the sensitivity of the Jambé, using a variety of percussive sounds:
Here’s a performance demo from the NAMM Show, by Daniel Berkman, using two Jambes and a Boss looper:
SensorPoint plans to initially make the Jambé available via a Kickstarter campaign, expected to launch in March 2015. See the getjambe site for details.