Shane Morris

HandSonic

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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.

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Always wanted the bigger HPD-15 and when this one came out I came close to getting one of these. Now that they released the HPD-20 last year it's made them more affordable used but they still hold their value in cost and more importantly longevity as a useful tool. 

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Dude I hear ya. I've never owned any of them but I've enjoyed playing on them at times. Perhaps one day I will. They have come a long way

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I have not tried them either. These are the only Roland instruments that give me GAS. I really need to check these out. They look much more sophisticated than the Wavedrums.

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I was just thinking last night this might actually be the only Roland instrument I might want again (no offense Jacob) :-)

They are sweet and having so many sounds in a very small space can be revolutionary for percussionist. I have still wanted to hear much more variation in the sounds. Maybe they have improved since I last played...but I want gamelan orchestra in there, found sounds, etc. and sampling my own.

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They are definitely GAS inflators. The closest I've seen one live is Adrian Belew used it with King Crimson. 

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