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Roland HPD 10 HandSonic 10 ePercussion Controller

The “e-percussion revolution expands” with the second addition to Roland’s innovative HandSonic series: the Roland HandSonic 10 (HPD-10) e-percussion controller. Now more affordable and simplified than its big brother the HandSonic 15, the HPD-10 offers the same professional-quality pressure sensitive pads, more new percussion sounds, and a whole lot more making the HPD-10 a key note of e-percussion accessibility and user-friendliness.

Featuring approximately 400, all-new sounds from congas, bongos, tabla, djembe, cajon, etc. as well as melodic percussion, drum kit special effects and more, the HPD-10 is your complete percussion station. The 10, individual pressure- and velocity- and position-sensitive pads organized in a hand-drum-like circle deliver a complete range of textures and aesthetics whether you’re laying down delicate finger rolls or sharp slaps.

The D-beam controller puts the musician in command of all the different sounds, pitches and effects you can imagine. The metronome function with Rhythm Coach virtual trainer provides excellent exercises to improve timing, consistency, and endurance with funky backing rhythm patterns that will keep grooves on-point and in rotation.

Though this is primarily an hand percussion simulator, the I/O options allow users to all a Roland kick- or V-pad via external trigger input, which is dual-trigger compatible for double the triggering power when used with a PCS-31L Y-cable.

Specs on Roland’s HandSonic 10 include:

• Icon-driven back lit LCD screen
• L/MONO, R outputs, phones jack, mix-in jack (stereo phone type), trigger input/foot switch (dual), I/O MIDI connectors
• DC (9V) AC adapter power
• 64 percussion kits, 5 ambiance effects, 20 multi-effects, 70 rhythm patterns
• 40-200 bpm
• Owner’s manual, power cable, 4 screws for mounting plate included

Whether you’re fiddling around in your basement or commanding an all-new stage expression the HPD-10 will bring a unique new facet to any stage or studio application. Professional tailoring and engineering meets affordability and reputation in Roland’s HandSonic 10 Percussion Station. The future is within reach.

Roland site: HPD-10

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