A Comparison of Sensor Strategies for Capturing Percussive Gestures

Tindale, Adam R. and Kapur, Ajay and Tzanetakis, George and Driessen, Peter and Schloss, Andrew

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Drum controllers designed by researchers and commercialcompanies use a variety of techniques for capturing percussive gestures. It is challenging to obtain both quick responsetimes and low-level data (such as position) that contain expressive information. This research is a comprehensive studyof current methods to evaluate the available strategies andtechnologies. This study aims to demonstrate the benefitsand detriments of the current state of percussion controllersas well as yield tools for those who would wish to conductthis type of study in the future.