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.
Building on the success of the MDD Machine Direct Drive Pedal, the DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal (aka MCD Pedal) is a pedal that shares many of the features, industrial design and build-quality of its direct drive cousin.
What’s New With DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal?
The most striking difference is an adjustable, sprocket-less camthat incorporates a gear shift-style lever.
DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal lever allows players to quickly shift between the chain-drive cam settings and is easily accessible when mounted to a bass drum.
DW Director of R&D, Rich Sikra, explains,
“We knew this would be the next logical step when we were introducing the MDD pedals. So many of our artists absolutely love their 9000 pedals, but they’re also enamored with the form and function of DW MFG.
Plus, we knew that the direct drive feel wasn’t for everyone. It’s been a really fun and challenging project for the R&D team.”
Other notable features of DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal include a racing-style, all-aluminum, perforated footboard with matching, contoured heel plate, Tri-Pivot Swivel Toe-Clamp, V.E.R.T. Vertical Spring Adjustment, 110 Control Beater and more.
DW Machined Chain Drive Double Pedal
In addition, A DW MFG carrying case is also included and the recently released MDD Hi-Hatcompliments the DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal pedal perfectly.
The MDD Hi-Hats feature a host of features, adjustments and cutting edge technology. From a newly designed One-Touch Clutch down to a machined high-grade aluminum perforated pedal plate.
Interested in buying a DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal?Checkout the DW Store.
About DW Manufacturing
Introducing DW Manufacturing. Boutique, precisely-machined pedals made from aircraft-grade aluminum in California. DW Manufacturing ushers in a new era in Drum Workshop‘s illustrious pedal-making history.
Finally, by employing the latest technology and the highest quality materials, these products are made to elevate the art of drumming even further.
Sakae Drums UK Customers Should Feel Lucky! They’re Able To Design Their Very Own Drum Kit Via Official UK Distributor firm’s New, Online Drum-Set Compiler.
Follow this location to access drum compiler that allows you to build a wish list based upon one of the 3 different Sakae Drum Kit series. Trilogy, Almighty or Celestial. Here’s a short introduction of each series:
Sakae Drums “Trilogy” Series
Sakae’s proprietary Maple, Poplar, Maple 3-ply shells are at the heart of Trilogy’s Drum Kitvintage sound.
4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings on top, bottom of the Drum Shell help dry the sustain and keeps the ultra-thin shell in round.
Sakae Drums “Almighty” Series
6-ply North American Maple shells are carefully crafted for a minimal seam. Each Sakae Almighty Drum Set shell features a sharp bearing edge for clear attack and great tone.
Heavier lugs help focus vibration and sound transmission to shell edges. All toms achieve complete tone isolation thanks to our uniquecradle mounting toms, floor tom leg mounts, and rubber padded bass drum spurs.
Sakae Drums “Celestial” Series
The Celestial Drum Kit features Sakae’s new Chamber Specific Technology (CST).
CST, an innovation in the-88th-years-of-Sakaes history, a result of decades with collaborations alongside some of world’s top drumming artists.
Eizo Nakata, Sakae’s 3rd generation President states;
“Sakae believes that in search for the ultimate resonance and tone, individual drums within a drum kit should not be limited to a certain ply configuration, bearing edge or even shell composition.“
Customer may as well select which Sakae Drum Kit Components he/she chooses. Shells, Snare and Rim Style (Righty HooporMighty Hoop), Finish/Color and Accompanying Hardware.
Sakae Drums UK team will reply personally with availability, RRP quote and further information. For instance, nearest official Sakae dealer. Sakae Drums are exclusively distributed in the UK by SVM Percussion.
About Sakae Rhythm
Sakae Rhythm, a high quality drum manufacturer located in Osaka Japan.
Established in 1925. Sakae Rhythm have devoted their passion and craftsmanship creating the best drums and percussion instruments in the world.
2009, after 40 years of making drums for one of the world’s leading drum companies.
Sakae Rhythm launched their original brand, “Sakae Drums“.
“Sakae” stands for “Prosperity” in Japanese. Sakae S-spiral logo is derived from the name with hope for prosperity. For all musicians and the entire music industry.