Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Jacob Sudol

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Joel Galand

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Third Advisor's Name

Orlando Garcia

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member


Augmented, electronics, experimental music, hybrid instrument

Date of Defense



Augkit is an augmented drum set system designed for live performance. Augkit consists of a drum kit, microphone, audio interface, MIDI pad controller with foot switches, set of speakers, and a computer. I designed the processing audio engine in the visual programming language Max. Max processes the audio signal in a variety of ways that include delays, flanger, reverb, and synthesis that depend on the frequency content of the signal. Foot switches and MIDI pads toggle and modify the parameters of Augkit. This approach to playing drum set proves to be very flexible and offers new aesthetic possibilities for live performance and interaction with other musicians.




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