Now available to solo performers is the Kicktronic Electronic Bass Drum and Virtual Band System.
Kicktronic is a self-accompaniment system that offers a rhythm section to anyone playing a melody instrument such as guitar, keyboard etc. The system is comprised of one or two foot sensors (the second foot sensor is sold separately), and software that runs on your PC. By tapping your foot to the rhythm of your playing, Kicktronic provides accompaniment with a user-modifiable kick drum, snare drum, and crash cymbals. The drum and cymbal sounds are all generated using an analog-style synthesizer technique called "analog modeling technology", which creates much more variation and character that the mainstream sample-based electronic drums on the market.
To complete the rhythm section, Kicktronic provides an auto-bass accompaniment – the rhythm of the bass is determined by the rhythm you play on the kick drum, while the note is determined by the note you play on your melody instrument. In addition to this there are effects provided for your instrument, as well as an option to plug in an auxiliary input such as vocals.
Pricing & Availability
The Kicktronic system can be purchased directly from the manufacturer. The price for the software with a single foot sensor is €39.99, and the price for the software with two foot sensors is €69.99.ç
For further details on Kicktronic, or to purchase a system for your studio or your live performances, go to the Flotechnic website.
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