Build a Custom Trigger Pad for Drummers with Limited Mobility #MusicMonday
Here’s a project that will help anybody release the inner Buddy Rich. Or Dave Lombardo. Depending. via Make
Being a musician with a physical disability I had one major concern: I had to have as many sound possibilities as possible for my limited physical reach. For a long time I was unsure how to achieve this. I had tried with the Roland SPDS and other pads, however, they are constructed in a very linear and rectangular way with 4 square pads lined up side-by-side in rows of 2 or more. What I noticed when I played these kinds of pads was that my very limited movement did not fit with their lay out.
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