Thursday, January 31, 2013

HPD-15 Handsonic 15 - Digital Hand Percussion Pad

Percussion Instruments Review

This review about "HPD-15 Handsonic 15", a digital hand percussion instruments. Review below include features, specification, price, and picture for HPD-15 Handsonic 15 manufactured by Roland.

HPD-15 Handsonic 15 is a Digital Percussion Instrument equipped with V-Drums triggering technology. Therefore this digital percussion is exact for them who percussion enthusiast. Handsonic 15 has multi-pad designed for hand and finger playable without sticks, that can be used to trigger up to 15 different sounds using techniques from hard conga slaps till the light finger touch needed for tabla performances.

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HPD-15 Handsonic 15 

Roland HPD-15 Handsonic 15 Percussion Instrument

HPD-15 Handsonic 15 Digital Percussion Instrument

Dynamic pad with V-Drums technology

Divided into 15 parts, the HPD-15's ultra-sensitive 10-inch rubber pad can be used to trigger up to 15 different sounds using techniques from hard conga slaps to the light finger touch needed for tabla performances. And because the main pad supports positional sensing, you can create timbre changes just by striking different areas of the pad.

Loaded with high-quality sounds

There are 600 sounds total from Latin America to southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East and Africa, including a fine collection of acoustic percussion sounds, electronic drums and sound effects. And unlike acoustic instruments, you don't have to worry about tuning, humidity and temperature.

Expressive realtime control

The HPD-15's knobs can be used for controlling pitch, timbre and multi-effects, while dual ribbon controllers create realistic conga slides and make triggering guiro sounds more natural. You can even create rolls by pushing harder on the pads. The D Beam, on the other hand, uses an infrared light beam for adjusting pitch, filter cutoff and triggering sounds like a gong or a bell tone. An optional expression pedal may also be used.

Handy performance features

Perfect for practice or composition, the HPD-15's 4-part pattern sequencer provides 99 Preset and User patterns. And with MIDI In and Out, you can use the HandSonic as a sound module or as the ultimate controller for playing into your sequencer. Live performers will appreciate the ability to add an optional hi-hat controller and kick trigger, as well as the HPD-15's 1/4-inch Line input for blending in external sounds.


Maximum Polyphony:  64 Voices
Instruments: Pad Instruments: 600, Backing Instruments: 54
Preset Patches: 160
User Patches: 80
Patch Chains: 10 chains (32 steps per chain)
Effect Type: Reverb, Multi-Effects
Sequencer: Preset Patterns : 99, User Patterns: 99 (Maximum), Tracks: 4, Play Functions: OneShot, Loop, Tap, Resolution: 96 ticks per quarter note, Recording Method: Real-time
Tempo: 20-240
Display: 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Controls: Volume Knob, Realtime Modify Knob 1/2/3, Ribbon L/R, D Beam Controller
Pad: 10 inches, 15 sections, Pressure-Sensitive
Connectors: Output Jacks (L/Mono, R), Phones Jack (stereo), Mix In Jack (stereo), Expression Pedal / Hi-Hat Control Jack, Trigger Input Jack (dual), Foot Switch Jack (dual), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT/THRU)
Output Impedance: 1k ohms
Power Supply: AC Adaptor (DC 9V)
Current Draw: 1000mA
Accessories: AC Adaptor (ACI/ACB Series), Label

Size and Weight excluding AC Adaptor

Width (W): 406 mm - 16 inches
Depth (D): 405 mm - 16 inches
Height (H): 98 mm - 3 7/8 inches
Weight: 2.9 kg - 6 lbs. 7 oz.

For owner's Manual can be downloaded at official HPD-15 Handsonic 15 User Manual page.

Price of HPD-15 Handsonic 15 Digital Percussion Instrument

Price of New Roland HPD-15 Handsonic 15 Digital Percussion Instrument has various price ranges at various dealers, Select one of the greatest deal is offered by each dealer below if you are only decide to buy ONLINE. Kindly note that shipping cost and warranty may applicable and vary at each dealers, or occasionally is needed to charge addition.

Sweetwater - US $1149.00
Musician's Friend - US $1149.00
Sam Ash Music - US $1149.00
Cascio Interstate Music - US $1149.00
Guitar Center - US $1149.00
Sonic Electronix - US $1149.00

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