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Old 02-25-2009, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone try the Rolands handsonic? use it for gigs? any comments?
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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a guy i used to work with had one. it was pretty cool and he liked fooling around with it at home dunno about using it for gigs though.

it seems like one of those things that would fill a gap between some dude playing a djembe on stage and someone who would have a full percussive kit. problem is most people who would use the full range at gigs would likely prefer the real thing or already have it, and those who would use it like a djembe could get a real drum for way cheaper.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just ordered a handsonic hpd-15 and plan to use it live and in the studio. I worked at a musical equipment sales company when the handsonic first came out. I went in early and stayed late every work day to play and learn the ins & outs of it. At shows I play an arsenal of hand drums and world toys but I think the handsonic will be my A-Bomb.

I'll let u know how it goes.
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let me know how it goes! i am really thinking about getting one.
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Five shows now with the handsonic. The first show i didn't use it much, felt a little foreign. After a little geekin and tweekin on it I used it more and more each show. It sounds fantastic after customizing a few patches. I don't really trust the D-beam. Without something to physically strike it's hard for me to trigger it with perfect timing. I think it'll be great for morphing the sound with compression or other effects if I ever figure it out. There's a lot to learn with tons of ways to tweek each sound, so ckaweeks if you or anyone else decide to get one i'd love to trade tips and tricks. I'm taking it in the studio next week. That'll really put the sound quality to the test. . . .so fingers crossed.
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