The Perc is a MIDI/CV controlled drumming machine which can play on pretty much everything that drums and resonates. It wasn’t created with a classic drum set on the mind or for replacing the drummers. Nothing will ever replace a real performer and one’s groove and feeling in mashing the drums. It was made for experimentation, more into having a drum machine out of anything that’s in the kitchen, garage etc. To have a tool that will be able to follow the most complicated rhythms always in time. For a creative person, it can be an endless source of inspiration.
Machined aluminium enclosure, unprecedented attention to every detail, and world-class components are used to create a device that not only inspires and supports creativity but also guarantees seamless and stable operation.
You can daisy-chain as many units over the MIDI protocol as you need.
Perc works with any MIDI transmitting device. It doesn't matter whether you need to reach for the newest version of your favorite DAW, beloved drum machine or smartphone app. Just connect it via USB or classic MIDI DIN output.
Every Perc kit consists of the controller, beater and clamp which will allow mounting of the beater in a convenient way. All the necessary cabling and an AC adapter are also included.
Beater cable length: 3m (DMX-style XLR)
Maximum distance beater to instrument: 5mm
This version utilizes a wooden beater
You can daisy-chain as many Perc controllers as needed by using their MIDI output and input ports.
The beater’s connector cable is 3 meters long, but you can extend it by using regular 5 pin DMX XLR cable.
The striker comes out from the beater for about 5 millimetres, which makes this is the longest distance the beater should be mounted from the instrument. There’s no smallest distance thought. It’s up to you and the effect you want to achieve; the beater can touch the membrane of a kick drum for example.
There are three different types of strikers available – oak, aluminum and silicone and each of them will have a different effect on the same instrument. You can’t replace the striker by yourself, but remember that you can also attach different types of fabric on top of a striker to achieve what you need.
If the impact of a single Perc beater on a large drum instrument isn’t powerful enough, you can always use more than one beater on the same instrument. This will increase the impact.
The Perc Pro is fully velocity controllable - that means it can play gentle or hit strong. Another thing is it can be very fast, ridiculously fast