Aerodrums releases presets to make it easier for drummers and Digital Audio Workstation users to air-drum into their favorite sampler.
The presets provide MIDI mappings that allow the samplers to interpret Aerodrums' output correctly.
“My initial motivation for Aerodrums was to be able to drum given my space and noise constraints, but after playing around with DAWs and samplers since we added MIDI support, my mind boggles with the possibilities.” said Richard Lee, co-inventor of Aerodrums.
Samplers supported include: Steven Slate Drums' SSD4, Toontrack's Superior Drummer 2 and EZdrummer 2, FXpansion's BFD3, Native Instrument's Kontakt (with Studio Drummer), and XLN Audio's Addictive Drums (1 & 2).
“With Aerodrums you can capture as much musical expression into your DAW and sampler as with a mic'd kit or edrums, but the great thing is it runs on your computer, so you don't have to worry about hardware interfaces and the latency that comes with them.” said Yann Morvan, director of the company.
To date, only Aerodrums' built-in samples can take advantage of its unique ability to distinguish between left and right hand.
Aerodrums is an air-drumming instrument that was launched at the NAMM show last January. The instrument provides musical expressiveness on par with acoustic or electronic drum sets. It works by observing the drummer's gestures using a high speed camera connected to a computer. Aerodrums is available for PC and Mac in the US and EU for $160 / €120 / £100 from Amazon.
The UK-based company was founded by Richard Lee and Yann Morvan in 2011 to develop and commercialize the Aerodrums instrument. Richard and Yann are former researchers from the computer graphics lab at Trinity College Dublin.