At the 2016 NAMM Show, SensorPoint is showing the Jambé electronic percussion instrument,
The Jambé combines high-resolution sensing and an embedded computer with high-definition sound kits.
It was originally introduced at last year’s show, but is now available for pre-order.
Here’s a set of performance demos, recorded at the NAMM Show:
The software was created with the idea that a single hand or stick strike on a Jambé pad maps to a powerful individual voice, each with advanced expression and sound design features, including:
- Expanded Gestural Interpretation – normal percussive strike detection and MPE (Multi-touch Polyphonic Expression) style performance techniques, with sounds triggered or modified while a pad is held.
- Extensive Synthesis Tools – 2 LFOs, 3 envelopes, 2 tracking generators, and 2 ring modulators per voice. Over 30 modulation sources and over 40 modulation destinations.
- Natural Sonic Variations – 3 sample lists per voice with up to 8 samples per list.
- Sample List Modes – sequentially trigger the samples in a list, allowing stroke variations or sequential patterns. Crossfade between samples using a modulation matrix and trigger samples simultaneously for chords.
- Gestural Crossfade Between Sample Lists – creates effects like a closed slap or dead stroke without tying up multiple pads for an open and closed slap.
- Massive Polyphony – with the ability to use number of voices playing as a modifier for more natural sound layering.
- Unique Features – use the number of voices sounding as a modulation parameter. Enables sculpting the sound as more voices play. Perfect for adding special character to rolls, etc.
The Jambé is available for pre-order now for US $799.99.