Monday, April 26, 2010

HPD-10: HandSonic 10 - Percussion Controllers

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This review about "HPD-10: HandSonic 10" percussion instruments. Review below include features, specification, price, and picture for "HPD-10: HandSonic 10 - Percussion Controllers" manufactured by Roland.

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From the company that made electronic hand percussion world-famous, Roland announces the second member of its HandSonic® family: the HandSonic 10 (HPD-10). More affordable and streamlined than its big brother, it offers the same great pad response that made the original HandSonic so popular, but with a specialized set of features and a fresh batch of sounds, rhythms, and effects.

    - All-new sounds and patterns (approx. 400)
    - 10 individual pads with pressure sensing
    - Large icon-driven LCD
    - D Beam controller for sound/pitch/effects control
    - New metronome function with backing rhythm patterns
    - 20 multi-effects
    - Rhythm Coach function

Percussion Instruments - HandSonic-10 Percussion Controllers

Percussion Instruments - HandSonic-10 Percussion Controllers

Product Details

New Sounds and Patterns

An all-new collection of sounds has been created for the HandSonic 10; approximately 400 high-quality instruments are onboard. All of the percussive essentials have been included — congas, bongos, tabla, djembe, cajon, etc. — as well as melodic percussion, drum kit, special effects, and more.

Sensitive Surface

Whether you’re laying down the most delicate finger rolls or the sharpest slaps, the HandSonic 10’s playing surface can handle anything you give it. The comfortable round surface is divided into ten individual pads with pressure- and positional-sensitivity. The popular D Beam is also included for dramatic triggering. Strike a virtual gong with your head, throw your fist into a crash cymbal, wiggle your fingers over a perfect chime gliss — you get the picture.

Rhythm Coach

Flaunting your chops on the stage or in the studio is the fun part, but behind the scenes it’s practice that gets you the gigs in the first place. For this purpose, Roland has equipped the HandSonic 10 with a Rhythm Coach. This virtual trainer provides exercises to improve your timing, consistency, and endurance.

I/O Options

While the HandSonic 10 is primarily a hand percussion instrument, users can add a Roland kick pad (optional) via the external trigger input, or add a Roland V-Pad. The input is dual-trigger compatible for double the triggering power via an optional PCS-31L Y-cable.

HPD-10: HandSonic 10 Specifications

10 inches, 10 sections, Pressure-Sensitive
Percussion Kits
Ambience (5 types), Multi-Effects (20 types)
Style Guide Metronome
70 patterns
Coach Mode
D Beam, Modify knob, Volume knob
Icon-driven Backlit LCD
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R), Phones Jack (stereo phone type), Mix In Jack (stereo phone type), Trigger Input/Foot Sw Jack (Dual), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
Output Impedance
1.0 k ohms
Power Supply
AC Adaptor (DC 9V)
Current Draw
1,000 mA
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor (ACI/PSB-1U Series), Screw (M5 x 12) x 4 (for Mounting Plate)
Pad Stand (PDS-10), Carrying Bag (CB-HPD-10), Foot Switch (BOSS: FS-5U, FS-6), Pedal Switch (DP-2), Kick Trigger (KD-7, KD-8, etc.), Pad (PD-8, PD-85BK/WT, etc.), Cymbal (CY-8, etc.), 
Connection Cable (PCS-31L)

See HPD-10: HandSonic 10 Demo here

All Price of Model Call +323-890-3700 (Roland Corporation U.S.)

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