New Toy: The Roland HPD 15

By | June 10, 2008

Image of the roland HDP 15

Some time ago I ordered a Roland HPD 15 percursion instrument. And today after almost three weeks waiting it was delivered. So I thought it was a good time to write a short piece about my latest ‘gadget’.

I’ve been playing instruments for a very long time now. First starting on the Keyboard (for which I have a Yamaha PSR S900) and now expanding my horizon to the Roland HPD 15. This beautiful instrument is an electronic percursion instrument. Able to emulate any drum kit available.

Like the name hints the instrument has got 15 ‘pads’ that you can play on. As well as dual ribbon control and D Beam. Which means two long pads on the sides of the device for rolling sounds and two leds on the top to measure the hand position.

I’ve only been able to play on it for a short while today, but so far I like it. You can even simulate the slapping on the drums. When I’ve played on it some more I’ll post an update. See the Youtube movies below:


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