Instruments & Interfaces!

Facilitating talent with The focus on ability

Inclusion, enabling & personal achievement

We provide professional access music tutors and some of the most advanced musical instruments and controllers available in the music business world wide.

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AudioCubes are smart wireless light-emitting objects, capable of sensing each other’s location and orientation, as well as distance to each other and objects nearby (e.g. your hands). Each AudioCube has 4 onboard high speed and low latency infrared sensing and communication ports, capable of communicating with our AudioCubes nearby, as well as sensing your fingers and hands.  AudioCubes are used by artists around the world for sound design, composition, live performance, music education, interactive installations, music therapy, and many other projects.

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This Skoog is an exciting new musical instrument with accessibility at its heart. It is designed explicitly for speical education to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. The Skoog is a soft, queezable object that simply plugs striaght into your computer or laptop’s USB port and by simply touching pressing, squashing, twisting or tapping the Skoog allows you to play a wide range of instruments intuitively.

instruments-Beamz

The Beamz is a gestural controller, this instrument will add full control for the musician with disabilities, while adding visual interest for the audience. Using new visual interfaces such as this will give full credit to the musician with disabilities for the generation and control of the music.

Other instruments and interfaces include:

AudioCubes are smart wireless light-emitting objects, capable of sensing each other’s location and orientation, as well as distance to each other and objects nearby (e.g. your hands). Each AudioCube has 4 onboard high speed and low latency infrared sensing and communication ports, capable of communicating with our AudioCubes nearby, as well as sensing your fingers and hands. AudioCubes are used by artists around the world for sound design, composition, live performance, music education, interactive installations, music therapy, and many other projects.

The Beamz is a gestural controller, this instrument will add full control for the musician with disabilities, while adding visual interest for the audience. Using new visual interfaces such as this will give full credit to the musician with disabilities for the generation and control of the music.

Soundbeam is a ‘touch free’ device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into music and sound. In performance, education and therapy, this unique creative and expressive medium is widely recognised as ‘must-have’ technology.

The Launchpad is a MIDI controller which consists of an 8 x 8 grid of rubber pads which have LED lights behind them. This controller has become ubiquitous with the evolution of electronic music, letting you launch clips, play drum racks and control your mixer, all while creating LED lightshows.

The TR-8 is a performance rhythm machine that melds the legendary sound and vibe of the TR-808 and TR-909 with features and functions for the modern age. It allows you to perform sequenced drum rhythms in real time and have control over input of notes, volume and effects.

Ableton Push is more than just a music controller. Push is the music making instrument that perfectly integrates with Ableton Live 9. Make a song from scratch with hands on control of melody, beats and structure. A tactile device that allows mouse and keyboard free manipulation of sound in Ableton music software on you computer.

This Skoog is an exciting new musical instrument with accessibility at its heart. It is designed explicitly for speical education to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. The Skoog is a soft, queezable object that simply plugs striaght into your computer or laptop’s USB port and by simply touching pressing, squashing, twisting or tapping the Skoog allows you to play a wide range of instruments intuitively.

Visit our studios

With 3 dedicated studios in Belfast, Derry and Newry you are more welcome to come along to our music sessions and meet the team of talented musicians.

Travelling Workshops

We run workshops, training tuition, recording sessions and ensemble activities in schools, studios, day centres, arts centres and venues across Northern Ireland. Drake Prides itself in being inclusive and easily accessible to all.

Who we visit…

Schools

Young people can be the source of the most amazing ideas and creativity. Drake Music Northern Ireland’s workshops assist in developing the music talent of our young folk.

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Day Care Centres

Our music making group workshops are a great social activity and a natural way of allowing your team of budding and enthusiastic musicians create and own original music.

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Hospital Units

Small group and one on one work allows our associate musicians to identify need and apply creative solutions to physical barriers to music making.

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Rehabiltation Units

Music has been found to be a great way in engaging people, exercising creativity and exploring ways to make accessible music both rewarding for all involved.

Tel: 0300 1233148