Project

Hybrid Percussion

Groups

By coupling damped semi-acoustic physical objects with virtual percussion acoustics, we have developed highly controllable hybrid digital/acoustic percussion instruments that can respond not just to the velocity of the hit, but also to how they are struck. Scraping, stirring with brushes, and very subtle sounds are all possible, greatly extending the richness of digital percussion systems.

By coupling damped semi-acoustic physical objects with virtual percussion acoustics, we have developed highly controllable hybrid digital/acoustic percussion instruments that can respond not just to the velocity of the hit, but also to how they are struck. Scraping, stirring with brushes, and very subtle sounds are all possible, greatly extending the richness of digital percussion systems.