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Tag: Drums

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion
A drum trigger is a device that converts hits on an acoustic drum into electronic signals that activate digital sounds. You can use them to achieve a cleaner sound in live performances or use sound effects…
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DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move
A couple of years ago we featured DrumPants, a set of wearable drumpads. Now the company is raising funds for the second version of its unique MIDI controller, which has improved features and open source software.…
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Yamaha’s Full Body Drum Kit

Yamaha’s Full Body Drum Kit
You probably know the name Yamaha. Among its many products, the company is known for producing motorcycles and musical instruments. It’s an odd combination that works well, but occasionally they like to experiment and one such…
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Mr. Knocky: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day

Mr. Knocky: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day
Japan is home to all sorts of brilliant things. Chock up another one courtesy of Mr. Knocky. This silly invention is a remote-controlled drummer, and looks like a ton of fun – for at least an…
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Super Mario Bros. Drum Kit: Our Drumsticks are in Another Castle

Super Mario Bros. Drum Kit: Our Drumsticks are in Another Castle
This custom Super Mario Bros. Drum Kit looks pretty awesome. It’s the kind of thing they would play at the Koopa Cabana. If such a place existed. Anyway, your Mario themed band has found it’s first…
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Guy Drums with Fire

Guy Drums with Fire
Youtuber COOP3RDRUMM3R is seen here covering Ellie Goulding’s Burn. Naturally, he’s playing it with flaming drumsticks, which is the only way to play a song called Burn. Kids, don’t try this at home. This is a…
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DrumPants Wearable Drum Pads: Your Body is a Drummer’s Land

DrumPants Wearable Drum Pads: Your Body is a Drummer’s Land
We’ve seen a way to play drums using normal objects and even a steering wheel. DrumPants takes on the final frontier: you. Despite its misleading name, DrumPants are not actually pants or even restricted to pants.…
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Leap Sensor Virtual Drum Machine: AirBeats

Leap Sensor Virtual Drum Machine: AirBeats
Earlier this year we saw AirHarp, a virtual harp that uses the Leap gesture controller, letting the user make music by playing an imaginary harp. The developer behind the AirHarp recently introduced a similar program but…
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Y-Drum Portable Drum Set Concept: Roadie Friendly Percussion

Y-Drum Portable Drum Set Concept: Roadie Friendly Percussion
The traditional drum set is one of the least portable musical instruments, which is why beginners are usually left with practice pads while their bandmates are out wooing tone deaf chicks just by showing up with…
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Robot Drummer Has Two Times More Arms (and Two Times More Groupies) Than You

Robot Drummer Has Two Times More Arms (and Two Times More Groupies) Than You
We’re no stranger to robot drummers – or robot musicians for that matter – but StickBoy stands out for a couple of reasons. Make that four reasons. The rock and roll robot makes up for its…
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Arduino Controlled Drummerbot Lays Down the Beat

Arduino Controlled Drummerbot Lays Down the Beat
This little arduino controlled Drummerbot was created by Steffest, and is called the My Little Arduino Drummerbot. Just like the name implies, this little robot can play the drums either by itself or along with you.…
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ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt Lets You Kick out the Beats Anywhere

ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt Lets You Kick out the Beats Anywhere
ThinkGeek has been offering up some cool shirts that you can wear that play digital music for a while now. If you need a companion shirt for your t-shirt band to go with your synthesizer and…
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TableDrum: the World is Your Drum Set

TableDrum: the World is Your Drum Set
Compared to air drumming, making decent beats by tapping real objects is a lot of fun and a lot closer to the actual thing, but even if you’re insanely good at it doesn’t mean you’ll be…
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Upenn Pr2 Robot is the Loneliest Little One-Man (or One-Robot) Band

Upenn Pr2 Robot is the Loneliest Little One-Man (or One-Robot) Band
I’m a sucker for robots playing musical instruments. But despite the technical skill it took for the team to get a PR2 robot programmed to play both keyboard and drums at the same time, he just…
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The Washing and Drumming Machine

The Washing and Drumming Machine
YouTube user/Xbox player/Jimmy Fallon soundalike Sina117 was busy playing a video game when suddenly he heard thumping, crashing beats. The sound wasn’t coming from the game; he realized that it was his washing machine. Now I’m…
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Spruce Deuce, the Robot Drummer Percusses His Way Into Our Hearts

Spruce Deuce, the Robot Drummer Percusses His Way Into Our Hearts
Music geek/artist Steve Averill created this crazy contraption, a plywood robot that can play drums. Spruce Deuce gets his rhythm by using a set of arm and wrist servos, controlled by a Highly Liquid MD24 MIDI…
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