Freedrum A Virtual Drum Kit That Fits In Your Pocket
Freedrum Teams‘ aim is to bring the drumming experience from soundproof studios to the outdoors, your sofa, or any other place you have access to a smartphone.
No matter if you’re a beginner or Tommy Lee, This device is designed for drummers of any skill level!
How Does It Work?
Simply slip the sensors on your drumsticks, pair them with your smartphone, and take them anywhere. It is that easy! It doesn’t require an internet connection and runs on a battery that should keep you drumming for a week of regular use.
If you want the full experience, slip two more units onto your feet. The units are interchangeable, so you won’t need to buy special feet units.
Officially, Freedrum supports iOS with Garageband, that’s what the team have tested and guarantee. They recommend iPhones and iPads with iOS 10.0 or later.
Designed With Musicians In Mind
Freedrum is designed to give musicians the most natural drumming experience. It’s small, lightweight and easy to setup.
It’s adaptable to any size drumstick and you can place it anywhere on the stick to suit your drumming style. When turned off the stick this devce can easily fit into your pocket.
Freedrum can for sutetake a beating! Shock-resistant ABS plastic is used for the enclosure to ensure it is strong and lightweight. It made of reduced number of parts and designed to be repairable.
A simple click on a button turns the device on and calibrates it so that you can start playing as quickly as possible. An LED is incorporated elegantly above the button indicating the connection and battery level.
Whats Inside The Box?
A standard Freedrum package includes two units, a micro USB charger, two straps for drum sticks and two straps for your feet. The Freedrum Team also offer a special deluxe package for Kickstarter supporters that includes a pair of premium drumsticks from Vic Firth.
Don’t Let Anybody Take Away Your Freedrum
Support this great innovator NOW by pre-ordering the Freedrum Package at their official Kickstarter Page.
BEATLAB mini Features A Training Function That Check and Improve Your Sense of Rhythm
The BEATLAB mini provides a training mode that lets you objectively check your own sense of rhythm.
If you connect the included contact mic to the unit’s TRIGGER jack and attach it to your snare or practice pad, the BEATLAB mini detects the sound of your strikes and measures the slight discrepancy in tempo between your playing and the sound of the metronome.
The amount of the discrepancy is indicated audibly. For example, if a male or female voice is selected, you’ll be informed whether you’re “TOO FAST” or “TOO SLOW“; if you’re correct, the voice tells you plainly “GOOD,” “GREAT,” “WONDERFUL,” or “PERFECT.”
It lets you check your own rhythm in real time with ease
After evaluation, your score at keeping the rhythm and your overall tendencies are shown in the display, allowing you to monitor your progress as you continue to practice.
How strictly your rhythm is evaluated and the trigger sensitivity can be adjusted in detail to correspond with your ability and the devices with which you’re practicing.
From the beginner who has just started their instrument up to the veteran who just wants to verify their rhythmic sense, the BEATLAB mini will support your rhythm training as your very own dedicated and personalized trainer.
BEATLAB Mini Includes a Contact Microphone For Trigger Detection
The CM-200 high-sensitivity contact mic is included for trigger detection.
You can attach this mic to your practice pad or snare, or even to a magazine or table; any object that the clip will grip to transmit to transmit its vibration.
The moment you get your BEATLAB mini, you can immediately start accurate rhythm training wherever you are.
BEATLAB mini Main Features
Metronome function with a generous selection of patterns.
Training function that check and improve your sense of rhythm.
Sound out function is convenient for tuning your drums.
Time/Stopwatch function can be used in a variety of ways.
High-volume built-in speaker and headphone output.
Large backlight LCD display.
Two-way clip that holds with a variety of use-cases.
Includes a contact microphone for trigger detection.
Lineup includes a limited set with that includes a practice pad.
BEATLAB mini Demostration Video
As of this writing no price has been set yet. For complete specifications of BEATLAB mini visit KORGs’ Website.
A Complete Package At An Incredible Value, Presenting the Mapex Storm Bundle!
The Mapex Storm Bundle 6pc Drum Set with Hardware and Zildjian Cymbals does not only simplifies the process of getting a great sound. It adds an entirely new style of drum finishes and hardware options.
About The Mapex Storm Series
The Storm Series sets offer shallow depth toms 100% Poplar shells complete with the SONIClear Bearing Edge, which increases the contact between the drumhead and shell and allows the head to sit flat on the edge.
The SONIClear bearing edge produces a stronger and more centered pitch and makes the drums remarkably easy to tune.
This Limited Edition Mapex Storm Bundle 6pc Kit comes with 10”x 7”, 12”x 8”Toms, 14”x12”, 16”x 14”Floor Toms, 22”x 18” Bass Drum, and a 14”x 5” Snare Drum. Mapex Storm Bundle also includes a 400 Series Hardware pack, and a 4pc Zildjian Planet Z Cymbal pack.
“The SONIClear bearing edge has been very important to the success of all the Mapex high quality sets like Saturn V, Armory and Mars, helping players at all levels produce superior sounds with minimal effort”
states Gary Ingraffia , Mapex Brand Manager. And he goes on saying
“The frustration of drum tuning, especially for players who are learning the art of tuning their drums, can lead to a lack of enjoyment and less time playing. The SONIClear Bearing Edge solves those issues and enables players to get a great sound even without years of tuning experience. This is a truly a significant advantage found on all Storm sets.”
The Mapex Storm Hardware
The Storm 400 Series hardware series is included with all Storm kits. Chrome Plated hardware comes with the Camphor Wood Gran and Ebony Blue Grain finishes, while the Deep Black finish comes with Black Plated hardware.
The double-braced Storm cymbal stands are 3 tierd for maximum adjustment and cymbal placement. All Storm hardware feature the new Mapex concave leg design for easier better positioning.
This all-purpose hardware is available to purchase as individual pieces as well.
The Storm 400 Series hardware package includes a boom stand, straight stand, hi-hat stand, snare stand and single bass drum pedal.
The Planet Z cymbal package includes a 20″ ride cymbal, 16″ crash cymbal, 14″ hi-hat pair.
Pricing and Availability
At the time of this writing, DrumPerium has not been informed by Mapex about pricing or where to buy the Mapex Storm Bundle. We will add an Price and Where To Buy update here as soon as possible once we’ve got a reply from the company officials.
BopPad Reached Kickstarter Campaign Goal In Just Over 3 Days
Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) started a Kickstarter campaign for BopPad. Its goal of $35,000 was reached in just over 3 days.
BopPad has a wide dynamic range and measures strike velocity from the softest hand drumming to the most hard-hitting drumsticks blasts. A robust tuned elastomer surface covers a 10” circle of a patented Smart Sensor Fabric to give you traditional feel and a new dimension of expressivity.
Connect To Any PC Via USB Using The BopPad Editor Software
The BopPad Editor software will be available as a desktop download and iOS app, but for ultimate accessibility they’re also developing a WebMIDI app so you can design presets for BopPad from a web browser.
Smart Sensor Technology
BopPad takes advantage of Smart Sensor Fabric Technology from BeBop Sensors, a leading supplier of fabric sensors & winner of the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation award.
At the core of BopPad is a single large sensor made from the 8th generation of BeBop’s Smart Sensor fabric. BeBop develops sensors for OEM clients in Automotive, Sports & Fitness, Safety and Consumer Wellness.
BopPadcan also be used as a conventional practice pad with a realistic feel and portable, lightweight design.
Currently, BopPad is available with early bird discounted pricing on Kickstarter set at $199.
With Lights, Camera, Triggers and Drums You Can Do A Lot!
In a new video for the track “Spiritual Leader” Son Lux drummer Ian Chang puts drum fusion on full display. In this video he’s using Sunhouse’s Sensory Percussion Set, which not only allows him to trigger various samples, but alsointegrateseach hit with lights and projections, creating a hypnotic, rhythm-based multimedia experience. Interview With Chang And All Describeb In Full at The Creators Project.
While triggers turn your drum into little more than an on/off button, Sensory Percussion listens and reacts, responding to the essence of your performance. Sensory Percussion is a hardware + software system that is an overlay onto acoustic drums. The sensor clamps to the side of a drum (snare, tom or kick) and connects to our Mac/PC software via a standard audio interface as a phantom-powered microphone.
A Dream Come True… V-Drums Headphones With Noise Reduction?
What Does the New Partnership Between Roland and V-MODA Mean For Electronic Drums Users? Well, At Least We Can Hope (Read Expect) That a Brand New, Over-Ear V-Drums Headphones With Noise Reduction Will Be Developed In Near Future.
A Pair Of V-Drums Headphones With Same, Or Why Not More, Noise Reduction As The Vic Firth SIH1 Model.
BUT, The New V-Drums Headphones Should Be Comfortable WearingEven After One Hour! How Does That Sound? To Good To Be True? Maybe But…
Take a Look At These Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (Model XFBT-GUNBLACK) From V-MODA:
Add To Those The Noise Reduction Of 24dB+ And Wolla, There You Have IT! The New, Unbeatable, SuperV-Drums Headphones. Specially Made For Extremely Noisy EnviromentsORFor Drummers With Damaged Hearing 😉
Here’s The Official Press Release From Roland And V-MODA:
Milano – #808Day (August, 2016) – V-MODA, the award-winning maker of world-class high-fidelity headphones and audio devices, today announces a brand-new partnership with Roland to together develop the next breakthrough music products. The merger provides V-MODA the resources to accelerate product development, push the boundaries of audio innovation and reach a global audience of music aficionados.
“For more than a decade, we have vigorously crafted high-end personal audio products for modern audiophiles that reproduce music for a concert and club-like experience,” said Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO. “This partnership is not strictly a business deal; it’s a strategic synergy that will bridge the high-quality sound, materials and design of our products with the legendary genre-changing sound expertise and commitment to excellence from Roland. Roland’s 808, 909, the contribution to the development of the MIDI protocol and countless products helped to lay the foundation and forge today’s music, and together we can carry on the tradition.”
“V-MODA views our headphones as the icon where music, fashion and technology collide,” Kolton continued. “It is refreshing to join the Roland family to align our passions for music to accomplish a greater vision.”
The financial details and terms of the agreement are confidential.
Mr. Jun-ichi Miki, CEO of Roland, said, “We’re pleased V-MODA has joined the Roland family of brands. V-MODA revolutionized headphones and has pushed the envelope of personalization. Their Milano design, material research and professional DJ roots along with their loyal customers are incredible assets for Roland. It’s an exciting time for both companies, and we are eager for the talent at V-MODA and Roland to collaborate. This new team and the audience that the products are going to attract will definitely inspire the future of music.”
Visionary and founder of V-MODA, Val Kolton has worked relentlessly for the last 12 years creating the vision for the V-MODA brand, meticulously designing and testing the products around the globe and inventing distruptive products in the crowded world of headphones. Kolton will maintain his role with the company as V-MODA’s CEO. Furthermore, he will also provide his expertise in product design for Roland’s dance, DJ and electronic music division as a consultant.