Impaktor is an iOS drum app. Very simply you put your device on a table and then hit the table to play drums. When this came out a few weeks ago everyone said it was amazing but since I’m not a drum circle kind of guy I overlooked it. Big mistake. This is a wicked app! There are two things that make it so great. First your drum taps and strikes are picked up by the iPhone/iPad very sensitively. Very light brushes of the hand and extreme punches to the table make the sound quite different. Next the drum synth is very good. There are some really futuristic synth sounds and metal clangs to play with. You can record your performances and more. This is one of those oh wow cool apps. Use with microphoneless loud headphones.

“Impaktor is a drum synthesizer with a vast sonic palette, that turns any surface into a playable percussion instrument.” –

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Sound Activated Drum Light

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In general it’s easy to make fun of drummers. After all who chooses to sit behind the rest of the band? I do like EBM drummers… at least they have cool electronic drums and stand in front. Now that I’ve pissed some of you off here’s an expensive way to light up your recording studio’s waiting room: The 326 Drum Light. It would be cooler if it were an entire drum set that triggered lasers or something. Well hey it’s only $850!

“Designed by 326 this protoype is the first of its kind. Tap the drum and it turns on, another tap and it turns off. Sensitivity control stops other noise from activating the light.” –

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