At Superbooth 16, startup company Polyend was making the debut of their new PERC MIDI percussion robotics system.
We talked with founder Piotr Raczynski, who gave us a sneak preview of the new system:
PERC combines a MIDI ‘brain’ and up to three aluminum balls strikers:
The strikers are MIDI and CV controllable, and can be combined with any set of drums to create robotic virtual drummers, to augment a traditional drum kit or to create live acoustic drumming that explores territory that might be impossible for a human drummer.
Here’s a studio video, demonstrating the system augmenting a traditional drum kit:
The Polyend PERC system is priced at 799 Euros for the controller and 1 ball, and 200 Euro for each additional ball. Preorders are expected to start soon at the Polyend site.