Kids that Drum on Tabletops or Carseats or wherever……..

 

Do you have a kid that likes to Drum on the back of the car seat, or on the table?

Do they seem to have an innate need to bash their hands and fingers like a drummer?

Well from November, boy, have we got a Christmas present for them……..

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The Korg Cliphit Kit is a cool new product from market Leaders Korg.

It allows the user to turn anything into a proper electronic drumkit using Sensor clip technology.

The CLIPHIT is a new electric drum kit that’s ideal for drum practice at home or for casual playing. Attach the clips with their internal sensor to a magazine, desk, or almost any surface, transforming it into a snare, hi-hat, or cymbal.

Features:

• A high-tech drum kit with three clips that trigger onboard drum samples
• Includes one footswitch to control kick sounds, with the ability to add one more for control of hi hat open/close
• Eleven kits are provided including hand percussion and sound effects kits
• 2W output, 3-inch speaker, and bass-reflex design deliver great-sounding tone
• Perform sounds by striking the CLIPHIT itself with your hand
• AUX IN jack lets you connect external sound sources such as an MP3 player to jam along
• Headphone jack for private practice
• Compact space-saving design
• Two-way power supply allows for battery operation

 

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Tribute Bands? Classic Rock covers?…….

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The King Korg is a ‘Live’ synth like no other.
It’s a powerhouse of authentic and satisfying ‘classic’ sounds, made easy to play and access in a live situation. It has plenty of knobs to turn, it has Vacuum tube drive circuitry and Gate outputs, and it comes with a host of already programmed killer classic sounds.
Fans of old school synths like the Polysix or the Juno 60, PPG, Kawai K4 Roland D50 will be well served here, and while it isn’t trying to imitate your Prophet 5’s, MS20’s or Minimoogs, it is more than capable of doing so.

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In fact anyone playing in Classic Rock covers or ‘Progressive’ rock tribute bands may well find they have hit a home run on every pre-set.
And with Tons of onboard Effects, a 16-band Vocoder and an 8 step Arpeggiator, nothing should hold you back…..
Plus, its very light and portable, and it’s at a new low price for Christmas……

 

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Its that time again!!!!

It’ll soon be that time of year again!!!
Whilst I don’t like to start any kind of festivities until around a fortnight before Christmas, we have to acknowledge that for Mums and Dads especially, they have no choice but to start planning WAYYYY beforehand, so here are a couple of thoughts as to gifts for the coming season….
Alesis DM7X Session Kit:
For the noisy blighter in your life….

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This is a cracking little version of the DM7X from Alesis.
Packed with premium Alesis sounds and onboard extras, the DM7X module is the heart of the DM7X Session kit. Extremely playable pads offer realistic extras such as a dual-zone snare for accurate rimshots, as well as a crash cymbal with choke. The enhanced bass drum system is fast, responsive, and extra-quiet. The sturdy, all-in-one drum rack features a wide stance with longer feet for improved balance. Compact and complete, the DM7X Session Kit fits easily into a home studio or performance stage. Add an extra tom pad and/or cymbal pad to grow this expandable kit as your needs change.
And for Mum and Dad?

NO NOISE!!!!!!
Seriously, your little Drummer can make as much racket as they like inside their own headphones, they can practise along to their mp3 player or to the 60 included play along tracks, and you won’t hear a thing!!!!

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COMPACT AND COMPLETE
The entire DM7X Session Kit sets up on a compact and sturdy 2-post drum rack. The wide stance and long feet offer stability for any style of drumming. Four Alesis DMPad 8″ drum pads are provided; three tom pads and a special dual-zone snare pad offering realistic rim sounds. Next, add in a collection of three 10″ cymbal pads—crash, ride, and hi-hat. The crash cymbal pad allows authentic choking of the cymbal sound. Quiet and compact, the bass drum system includes the responsive chain-driven X Kick pedal with an inverted beater for use with the super-silent StealthKick 2 trigger. Additionally, a cable snake is provided for easy and neat connections from the drum module to the drum pads, cymbal pads, and pedals.

EXPANDED SOUNDS
The DM7X module comes complete with 40 classic and modern ready-to-play kits. Easily tweak any existing kit, or create your own using the 385 premium drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds. Drum and cymbal buttons are arranged to resemble the layout of a traditional kit, so it’s simple to assign sounds and create kits quickly. Plus, the backlit LCD screen makes navigation a breeze.

EXPANDED FEATURES
Inside the DM7X module you’ll find valuable extras. The built-in learning mode features, sixty play-along music tracks, and an onboard metronome allow you to improve your skills. There is even an advanced sequencer and a performance recorder to expand your music-making potential. In addition to the USB MIDI connection for use with computers and mobile devices, the DM7X module also offers MIDI In and Out jacks so you can connect to your favorite MIDI-equipped drum machine, sound module or other audio gear. There is a headphone jack for private practice, plus stereo outs to connect to a PA system, amplifier, or recording interface. The stereo aux input allows you to jam along to your favorite tracks on your CD player or mobile device.

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So this Christmas why not treat your budding Buddy Rich to a great sounding kit that they’ll enjoy every day, and that won’t cause you any earache (especially from the Neighbours!)…….

Drumbeat 2014!!!

 

SORRY, BUT WE JUST HEARD THAT THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED UNTIL NEXT YEAR….

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve mentioned before that Scan does a lot of good work for charity, supporting different peoples endeavours and especially where it comes to musical efforts, so it’s great to be able to tell you that we are working with Drumbeat UK to try and achieve a phenomenal world record.
It’s happening at Event city on Friday the 21st of November, and we are going to be webcasting the whole event LIVE!!!!!!REGISTRATION Poster_FINAL_SMALL

Drummers!!! Come on down and be part of something very cool and worthwhile!!!

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