Drummers and musicians may be interested in a new creation by Keith McMillen Instruments the form of the BopPad ridge offers a smart fabric drum pad specifically designed for drummers, percussionists and producers.
What the video below to learn more about this innovative new electronic drum pad that is taken to Kickstarter and has already passed its pledge: $35,000 with still 27 days remaining on the campaign thanks to over 290 backers.
BopPad is the expressive electronic drum pad for drummers, percussionists and producers. BopPad gives you accurate hit detection (2.4 millisecond latency), velocity, continuous radius and pressure. Four independently programmable zones output MIDI notes, velocity, pitch bend, pressure and location CCs.
BopPad has an extremely wide dynamic range and measures strike velocity from the softest hand drumming to the most brutal percussive assault. A robust tuned elastomer surface covers a 10” circle of our patented Smart Sensor Fabric to give you traditional feel and a new dimension of expressivity.
The BopPad Editor software will be available as a desktop download and iOS app, but for ultimate accessibility we’re also developing a WebMIDI app so you can design presets for BopPad from a web browser. We’re big fans of the Web MIDI and Web Audio APIs, check out our website for more tutorials if you’re interested in making music in your browser!
BopPad takes advantage of Smart Sensor Fabric Technology from BeBop Sensors, a leading supplier of fabric sensors & winner of the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation award. At the core of BopPad is a single large sensor made from the 8th generation of BeBop’s Smart Sensor fabric. BeBop develops sensors for OEM clients in Automotive, Sports & Fitness, Safety and Consumer Wellness.
For more information on the new BopPad jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.