Developer Vince De Franco let us know about a new drum pad control system, the Mandala V3, that takes takes percussion control to the next level – giving you control of up to thousands of samples at once from one pad.
De Franco’s goal is to create a new instrument, ‘with the feel and sonic depth of acoustics AND the control of electronics.
With the new Mandala system, pads now include 9 rim triggers; the software runs as both plugin & standalone; and they’ve introduced a new MDA instrument file format, which can hold thousands of samples.
The system includes:
- V3 Pads – Patented position & force sensing surfaces and rims are the core of the V3 system.
- MDA Sound Files – MDA files are a matrix of sound samples in one file.
- V3 Module – Connects up to 7 pads, along with foot pedal controllers.
- V3 Virtual Brain Software – Works as a standalone program or a plugin.
Production of the Mandala V3 system is being funded via an IndieGoGo campaign. System prices for backers start at $499 for a 1-pad system.