MidiSticks: Turning your surroundings into a Drumkit

posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:53 by John Halliday   [ updated 11 Mar 2010, 10:57 ]

Inventor
Andrew Cordani

Product Description
Midisticks represent a completely new take on the Electronic Percussion Instrument. They are capable of rapidly identifying several materials (e.g. wood, card, ceramic, rubber, note-pad, etc.), and generating an assignable sound or effect (MIDI message) dependant on the type of material and the force in which is is struck. For example, tapping Midisticks on a mouse mat could generate a snare drum sound, tapping a pad of paper plays a tom-tom sound, a coaster a cymbal sound.

Markets/Application
Drummers for both practice & rehearsal (the prototypes have been used in live performances), home studio, and education, as well as a ‘Stress Buster’ gadget. The patent covers similar technology that may have further applications (e.g. games market, material analysis).

Stage Reached
In development (demonstrations available).

IP Protection
Patent granted.

Objectives
Seeking partners for commercialisation.

Contact Details
www.midisticks.com  
info@midisticks.com  

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