NAMM 2014: Aerodrums You HAVE To See This

Air drumming made real      29/01/14

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I only wish I was able to see this for myself as by all accounts its a  really remarkable system. Drummers grinning from ear to ear all over.

Based around a software package, reflective tape and a low cost gaming camera, you can turn fresh air into a fully articulate drum kit (well you need a PC and a drum kit voice). Its an impressive task.

Sadly on PC for now, but a Mac version is coming in a "few months"

Aerodrums is an air-drumming instrument. It runs on your computer and understands your drumming intent by watching you drum through a high speed camera. Aerodrums fits in a backpack with your laptop, feels and sounds as good as a real drum kit, can be silent to others around you, and is affordable. Here is a teaser video illustrating some of Aerodrums' advantages

You will need a Windows computer and a Sony Playstation 3 Eye camera to run Aerodrums. The minimum specifications for the computer are as follows: Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz with dedicated graphics card, operating system: Windows Vista, 7 or 8.

Aerodrums is available in the EU on Amazon.co.uk for £100/€120. Purchase Aerodrums in the EU.
Aerodrums is available in the US on Amazon.com for $160. Purchase Aerodrums in the US.
The camera is available on Amazon for between $6 and $30: US, EU.
A Mac version of Aerodrums will be available in a few months.

 


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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Drum    Said...

The video link does not work!

29-Jan-14 01:42 PM


Kel    Said...

Oh please bring it to Australia!

30-Jan-14 07:45 AM


GTRman    Said...

No stick feedback when you hit a drum. This is as dumb & stupid as it gets.

30-Jan-14 02:43 PM


Sipaliwini    Said...

Thank you for visiting us at NAMM and writing us up.

GTRman, you can find a video discussing the apparent lack of tactile feedback on our website.

30-Jan-14 07:45 PM


Vince.    Said...

Quite overpriced DIY gear buddy, it is really that noticable. Nevertheless hats off for the effort:it is a good start with definitely a big amount of potential, but for that amount of cash the camera should really be in it. Perhaps it would have been a better idea to crowdfund for a bit or more development here on the refinements before you would release your product in that state. It still looks like Alpha prototype gear to me, but that is just my opinion.

31-Jan-14 05:16 PM


Geoff    Said...

Vince - You are paying for the software, as well as the hardware. Some people would pay a lot of money NOT to have a drumkit in their house. :D

26-Feb-14 09:58 PM


Andrew    Said...

This one looks freaking cool as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCBUMfYh8lQ

http://www.DrumsAnywhere.com/

17-Jul-14 06:18 AM


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