• Drum sensor helps you play digital beats on analog skins

    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas

    You can certainly use drum machines and electronic drums if you want to add a digital kick to your music, but you typically lose the intuitiveness and subtlety of playing old-school skins in the process. Why can't you have the best of both worlds? Sunhouse thinks you can. It's crowdfunding Sensory Percussion, a sensor that translates your acoustic drum sounds into electronic beats. You can map different samples to different parts of your drums, and the add-on will even recognize various playing styles. The effect is a bit surreal, as you'll hear in the video below -- you can produce beats that you'd rarely hear in the studio, let alone at a live concert.