|November 18th, 2013|
I've now played the footboard at a dance, and I think it has real potential. I'm still learning how to play it, but even at this early state of practice I think it can add a lot. After all, I already have years of experience tapping my foot in time to the music. Here are some samples of how it sounded playing with the Free Raisins on Saturday, not yet having practiced with it as a group:
This could be a real product, something you could get at the local music store to accompany yourself while you played guitar or keyboard or whatever. It could either be a set of triggers to go with a drum module, which is what I have now, or it could be a full stand-alone system. The basic ingredients are cheap: the mic costs pennies, the processor and sound synthesis should be under $25, and you could sell the whole thing for $100 with a good profit. How does this take the next step towards reality? Does someone want to make these? Should I do a kickstarter?