Off-topic but interesting: At Musikmesse 2016, drummer and inventor Deniz Gungor is demonstrating the Aquadrum – a tongue drum that’s designed to be easily retunable to different scales or tunings. According to Gungor, the Aquadrum builds on the original idea of Dennis Havlena’s propane tank drum (steel tongue-drum), adding the ability to retune the drum as needed, using patented… Read More The Aquadrum Brings Custom Tunings To The Tongue Drum
At the 2016 NAMM Show, Aerodrom developers introduced Aerodrums – a virtual reality Oculus Rift virtual instrument. Developed by former researchers at the Trinity College Dublin Vision and Visualization lab, Yann Morvan and Richard Lee, Aerodrums is an air drumming musical instrument which utilizes motion capture technology to create a fully functional, customizable drumset. Aerodrums are intended as an… Read More Aerodrums Intros Virtual Reality Drum Set For Oculus Rift
Aria Sounds recently released Catalyst, their “high end cinematic percussion” sample library. The library features drums and percussion instruments with four blend-able microphone positions (close, overhead, mid, far) for greater control over the sound, as well as up to five round robins per note, and multi dynamic layers. Each drum in the Catalyst sample library… Read More Aria Sounds Releases Catalyst Drum Sample Library For Kontakt
August 15 Sample Logic releases IMPAKT, a new suite of over 850 “morphed” concert percussion instruments and multis. This collection of instruments ranges from “dramatically twisted” marimbas and xylophones, peaceful chimes and bells to “massively transfigured” tympani, gongs, bass drums, cymbals, and a range of world percussion instruments. IMPAKT’s suite includes:
SONiVOX has released the updated version of their percussion instrument, Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0, their ‘flagship drum instrument’. New features in Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, new content, 64-bit VST and AU support, 15 GB of drum sounds; 16 kits and over 400 patches.
BeepStreet, maker of the iOS synth Sunrizer, has announced Impakton – a new app designed to turn any surface into a playable percussive instrument. Here’s what they have to say about it: You just slap your desk like a real drum, the transient acoustic signal is fed into the physical modeling engine and turned into… Read More BeepStreet Impakton Physical Modeling Percussion Synth For iOS (Sneak Preview)