Porter & Davies Launches the KT Platform Tactile Monitor
Want to sound and feel like you have a huge amp stack behind you when you play drums, but no one else needs to hear it? Porter & Davies, worldwide leaders in Tactile Monitoring, are proud to announce the launch of their revolutionary KT Platform, which uses the transmission of sound by Kinetic Transfer (KT) to enable musicians to feel and hear their playing internally, instead of relying on conventional audio methods.
Perfect for bass players, DJs, guitarists, stand-up keyboard players and percussionists, the KT Platform gives a full and faithful transfer of the sound and the weight of the sound through bone conduction. There is no time lag. It’s not just a low-end rumble: All notes are faithfully transmitted, including harmonics. The KT Platform will give you that stage shaking excitement that other monitors (in-ears, in particular) don’t deliver. You can choose to monitor just your own instrument, or take a mix from the monitor board and lock into the groove in a way you’ve never felt before. It can be driven by any of the three Porter & Davies engines the Gigster, BC2 and BC2rm.
Jools Holland bassist Dave Swift commenting on the product said “The addition of my Porter & Davies KT Platform has enhanced my onstage playing experience beyond anything I could’ve imagined… It has become as crucial onstage as my bass itself! I won’t use in ear monitors without the addition of my KT Platform.” Come on, feel the noise!
The UK based design and manufacturing company, inventors of the BC2, BC2rm and BC Gigster, have partnered with another British company, Precision Devices, to produce their own bespoke dedicated tactile transducers, developed from the ground up.
The new transducer will be installed in all models giving them a greater frequency response range, plus the new design will make them even more robust and roadworthy. Founders & co-inventors of the BC2, BC2rm and BC Gigster, Tim Porter and Dil Davies said ‘while working on new products, planned for launch later this year, we realised that what we needed was a tactile transducer that could offer increased performance, greater power handling and a different set of physical features than the Clark Synthesis transducer we have been using. After careful research, Porter and Davies partnered with the UK based Precision Devices Ltd to jointly develop a product that would be better suited to our future customers’ needs.’ They added, ‘in fact we are so delighted and impressed with the new tactile transducer that we have decided to utilise it immediately!’
Precision Devices, long regarded as the Rolls Royce of the loudspeaker industry, has over 25 years experience in the design and manufacture of high power loudspeakers. They have a world wide reputation for producing hand built transducers in England that are renowned for their superb performance, high reliability and legendary durability. Neil Barns from Precision Devices says ‘we were approached by Tim and Dil some months ago to look at jointly designing a tactile transducer that would suit their needs and I’m proud
to say we have exceeded their requirements.
We are delighted to be associated with Porter & Davies and their ground breaking product portfolio’ Porter & Davies have been at the forefront of drum monitoring technology since the introduction of their revolutionary designed plug and play systems back in 2010, and it is this latest upgrade to their system that makes the BC2 and its siblings even more alive and responsive.