Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

Drum On

Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Foyer

Drum On is a prototype system for overcoming the boredom and limitations of personal instrument practic. It is dervied from an attempt to extend interaction between computers and physical objects.

To set up the system, a projector is positioned at the top of a drum. The projector uses an object-mapping method to project all of the drum kit's components. Animated images on the drum inform the players' hit timing, and a MIDI signal detects and corrects hit timing. Players receive direct visual feedback on their performance.

In actual drum training with Drum On, people who were not familiar with drumming easily learned the basic concepts, and the sometimes-tedious training process turned into enjoyable practice time with visual fun and game factors. Drum On solves some of the problems associated with instrument training (for example, discomfort from the visual mismatch between note and instrument) and integration of media technologies.

Jaehyuck Bae
Seoul National University

Byungjoo Lee
Seoul National University

Sungmin Cho
Seoul National University

Yunsil Heo
Seoul National University

Hyunwoo Bang
Seoul National University