This entry shows how Kazumi can be used to play drum machine sounds.


The responsiveness of the instrument, thanks to the ultra-low latency Bela platform, makes it perfect for percussive instruments. I wanted to try this with some classic drum machine sounds.


The Pure Data patch uses the excitation from the piezos to trigger the drum samples, which are stored in arrays. This is one of the subpatches:

Here is a video of how this sounds at the moment(I'm an amazing drummer as you can see ):


In the future, I want to use the audio input to be able to record your own samples on the instrument itself and play it back with a different pitch for every pad. Or even use it as a source for granular synthesis.