Created by hobby drummer and videogame developer Richard Lee and computer science researcher Yann Morvan, the innovative product uses motion capture technology to determine your movements and, in turn, enable them to trigger sound in response. To break it down, a bright light illuminates retro reflective markers on your sticks and feet, which are then tracked by a high speed camera.
The product includes sticks with reflective tops, elastic reflectors for your feet, and sunglasses, and additionally requires the purchasing of a Sony Playstation 3 Eye camera (sold separately) and access to a computer that runs Windows Vista or greater, or Mac OS X 10.6 or greater. All of these components will fit in a back pack, allowing great versatility, while the Aerodrums are also virtually silent. One limitation is that the drums can’t be played outside in daylight.
What makes the Aerodrums suitable for any level of drumme is the ability to recognise drumming technique – it has the capability to pick up the same finesse and speed played on a standard drum kit, and is easier to play for amateurs. This allows for soft ghost notes, to heavily accented notes. Its body of samples mirrors any electronic kit, with 16 levels of openness, for instance, provided for the hi-hat (each one containing up to 58 different samples).
Aerodrums comes with a vast selection of preset kits when utilising the included audio samples, but there is also the option to make your own kits and samples. It’s drumming made easy, affordable and intuitive.
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