The augmented drum kit: an intuitive approach to live electronic percussion performance

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This paper aims to outline some aspects of ongoing research towards the development of a computer mediated electronic augmentation of a traditional four piece jazz drum kit. The highly customised instrument
consists of a traditional drum kit mounted with triggers, contact microphones, speakers, and bespoke software. The acoustic kit becomes part of the control interface of the electronics with the use of various machine listening techniques, and mapping strategies. Firstly, I will present an introduction to the history of the drum-kit as a constantly evolving instrument, supported by examples, and I will also discuss its relationship with the computer. Secondly, I will expound the aims of the research and the technical details of the setup, along with some of the modes of interaction methods for sound transformations through examples. Finally, I will evaluate the success of the system and its use so far, along with possible future directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Computer Music Conference Proceedings 2012
PublisherMichigan Publishing
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventICMC 2012: International Computer Music Conference - The Institute for Sonic Arts Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 9 Sept 201215 May 2019


ConferenceICMC 2012
Abbreviated titleICMC 2012
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