Pragmatic Drum Motion Capture System

Van Rooyen, Robert and Tzanetakis, George

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The ability to acquire and analyze a percussion performance in an efficient, affordable, and non-invasive manner has been made possible by a unique composite of off-the-shelf products. Through various methods of calibration and analysis, human motion as imparted on a striking implement can be tracked and correlated with traditional audio data in order to compare performances. Ultimately, conclusions can be drawn that drive pedagogical studies as well as advances in musical robots.