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Re: StarrLabs drumbar
where can I demo the DrumBar?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harvey Starr" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: Max in hardware?
> At 12:29 PM 11/9/01 -0800, you wrote:
> >This looks like a neat box, but it's MIDI implementation from the
> >sounds about the same as the DrumKAT that I bought in 1991 and upgraded
> >few times, can you tell me what is different?
> This is a quiz, right? Well, we include a lot of those features and used
> some of the language because we were trying to reach drummers who had
> familiarity with the drumkat but wanted to do more and do it more easily.
> Also, there was an intention to mate this to 8-level multi-sampled drums
> (or guitars, whatever) in the Kurzweils but let me see what's different:
> There's more Continuous Controller features, the ability to send groups
> CC messages, fixed-data CC's, mix CC's and notes together (verrry
> interesting effects).
> We can handle pedals and Pressure-sensitive Resistive pads as inputs.
> Any jack on the EventStation is configurable for any hardware and any
> output function, even for things that might not seem to make sense.
> Nothing is hard-coded in the unit.
> There's a programmable velocity-window for each event, not just each pad.
> Triggers (hardware or software) may be mapped to more things of greater
> Notes/Events may be programmed to Latch on/off, sustain from the input
> (like a keyboard), or play a gated duration.
> Our note durations will play both shorter and longer and are programmable
> in both MIDI clocks and milliseconds.
> We have a cool 'ShowAll' set of screens that lets you quickly view
> sets of parameters.
> We've got a 32 beat programmable metronome (with programmable accents!) .
> Our programming interface is (much) cleaner and easier to read and
> than the drumkat.
> We've got a real-time sequencer that captures all MIDI performance,
> notes/CC's/other sequences/whatever.
> Loop 'n'-times for sequence playback.
> An extra HiHat mode that triggers an 8-level sample set while sending a
> programmable CC-message.
> All 16 of our response curves are user-programmable.
> There are 16 touch-sensitive front-panel keys that duplicate the
> functionality of the rear-panel jacks so that you can program/test your
> setups without having any performance hardware connected.
> There's a rear-panel Expansion Port that will be used to accept external
> sensor-arrays such as a multi-zone touch-surface or one of our guitar
> MIDI input re-mapping is availabe to all 128 Input notes.
> I'm probably forgetting something.
> The development staff is still on the project.
> The drumKat is very cool and on the flip-side the dKat benefits from
> old and stable. We're new, our feature-set isn't completely nailed down,
> nor entirely bug-free, although we're ready to 'beta'. Having said that
> give free software updates.
> > Kevin
> >On 11/9/01 9:08 AM, "Harvey Starr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I might offer our EventStation as fitting this description.
> >> was sort of the motto as we developed the unit. It was originally
> >> as a percussion controller but the specs evolved to give it more MIDI
> >> re-mapping capabilities. Basically it has 16 rear panel stereo jacks
> >> accept a variety of inputs, 1 or 2 zone percussion pads (Roland
> >> compatible), footswitches, expression pedals, pots, piezos, ??? . Each
> >> maps to 2 programming slots. Each slot is programmable for 8 events or
> >> variable-length sequence which you can input live from the system or
> >> externally via MIDI. Each event may be a note or CC and there is a
> >> velocity-window for each event that determines where you want the
> >> appear. There's MIDI clock, tap-tempo and a lot of
> >> features. There are actually so many features we've had a hard time
> >> defining the market for the unit. It's still a beta-unit but they are
> >> available. If you want more info you can check out
> >> http://www.starrlabs.com/kurzweil.html
> >> cheers,
> >> harveyS
> >> ps. sorry for the commercial intrusion but since you asked...
> >Unit Circle Media