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Sensory Percussion is a groundbreaking hardware + software system that seamlessly transforms your acoustic drum kit into a powerful controller for electronic music. Using sensors—not triggers—and Sunhouse’s proprietary software, Sensory Percussion allows you to create and control multiple sounds with each drum, using the skills and techniques you already possess.BUY THE BUNDLE
"Finally, an e-drum concept that goes beyond a neighbor-friendly substitute. An instrument that puts the focus back on exploration and creativity."
"Sensory Percussion has been a game changer for me. It’s enabled me to realize ideas that I never knew how to implement otherwise. It has opened a whole new world of possibilities.”
"Inspiring, compelling, exciting, engaging, magical… these are just a few of the words that come to mind when I sit down to play, create, & experience my EVANS Sound System."
“The Sensory Percussion software encourages the user to think in terms of musical ideas like harmony and melody, which makes it feel less like a series of samplers grouped by a drum.”
These totally redesigned, road-worthy sensors capture speed, velocity, and timbre across 10 distinct programmable zones for the most nuanced performance imaginable.
The pickup element is what the sensor senses on the drumhead itself, translating your performance to the software. Buy a replacement or expand your setup today.
Connection is key in the Sensory Percussion ecosystem. Get the proper TRS cables to expand your sonic universe today.
The EVANS Hybrid Sensory Percussion Sound System is a drumming system that uses sensors and software to track and interpret drummers’ hits and translate them into digital signals.
The system uses small sensors that attach to the drums to capture the unique nuances of a drummer’s technique. Via the Sensory Percussion Portal, these sensors send signals to your computer, which uses machine learning algorithms to interpret the drummer's playing and map it to a range of different sounds within the Sensory Percussion software.
Sensory Percussion allows drummers to create complex, layered sounds in real-time. It’s a powerful tool for drummers looking to explore new sonic possibilities and push the boundaries of their instrument.
We offer the complete sound system, additional drum sensors, pickup elements, and replacement TRS cable sold separately. The Sensory Percussion 2 software is not currently available to purchase separately.
You’ll need a computer, drum set, and a pair of headphones or speakers to get started. The bundle has everything else you need – including cables. Here are the required computer specs to use the software:
- Windows 10 (Build 1909) or later / macOS Mojave 10.14 or later
- Intel@ Core™ i5 processor, Apple M1 Chip, or an AMD multi-core processor
- 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
- 1 GB hard drive space for software installation and base samples
Sensory Percussion will work with standard acoustic heads or low-volume mesh heads, as long as the pickup element has been applied. We recommend using EVANS drumheads for the best results.
The beauty of Sensory Percussion is its flexibility – if you can imagine it, you can do it. Here are some ways people use it...
- Live performance with a band – expand live sound with layers, triggering samples, sections, and live effects.
- Solo live performance – bang out melodies and entire song structures to make solo drum performances stand out.
- Low volume practice – make playing with headphones more fun and engaging.
- Composing music and generating new melodic ideas – musical exploration has never been easier, as unique ideas to come easily and intuitively through physical performance.
- Experimenting with new techniques, textures, and tones – push the envelope and generate sounds no one has heard before with unlimited flexibility.
- Connecting lighting or visuals to live performance – use the huge amounts of information that Sensory Percussion captures from your playing to control lighting or live visuals through external connections that will wow audiences in videos or on stage.
The Sensory Percussion software offers 6 built-in sound packs including over 100 presents. These cover a range of sounds and styles, from classic electronic drums, melodic tones and chords, to faithful recreations of acoustic drum sets. These kits can be tweaked and remixed, or you can start a new kit from scratch using the over 2300 raw samples included or your own sound library for unlimited flexibility. The software also includes classic effects like delays, reverbs, filters, and EQs – there are currently 17 effect modules in total. Using MIDI functionality to connect with other musical devices allows your soundscape to be expanded even further.
Aside from the sensor inputs, the EVANS Portal Audio Interface is a fully-functioning class compliant audio interface that can be used to record audio through the XLR combo jacks on the front as well as the additional line inputs located on the rear of the unit. Whether you’re setting up a vocal mic for a live performance or tracking guitars and synthesizers to your composition in the studio, the Portal fits perfectly in a modern audio setup.
It is not – it connects the drums to the Sensory Percussion software. Sensory Percussion requires a computer for use.
Following the instructions included in the package is the best way to get started. For specific setup instructions and videos, refer to the online manual here.
Start by consulting the online manual here.
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