The HandSolo: A Hand Drum Controller for Natural Rhythm Entry and Production

Jathal, Kunal and Park, Tae-Hong

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The majority of electronic percussion controllers on the market today are based on location-oriented striking techniques, resulting in a finger drumming interaction paradigm, that is both fundamentally eclectic as well as imposingly contr. The few controllers that allow hand-drumming techniques also invariably conform to region-based triggering design, or, in trade-off for expressivity, end up excluding hardware connectivity options that are vital to the context of the modern electronic rhythm producer. The HandSolo is a timbre-based drum controller that allows the use of natural, hand-drumming strokes, whilst offering the same end-goal functionality that percussion controller users have come to expect over the past decade.