Germán Baratto from Meinl USA takes you through all the new hand percussion and drums from Meinl at NAMM 2014. All additional product information is mentioned listed here. Part 3/3 in the NAMM 2014 video series.
1. Turbo Slaptop Cajon
The 2014 Turbo Slaptop Cajon has a larger body for more volume. The built in two snares on both sides give more playing options. The sound ports of the snares are placed in the front for more audience experience. It features a thin walnut faceplate and the body is also made from eco-friendly MDF. This new version is part of the M.I.P.A. winning Subwoofer Cajons series. (M.I.P.A. = MusikMesse International Press Award)
- Forward sound projection of the snares
- Forward sound projection of the bass
2. Mini Cajons
The highly succesful Mini Cajons have thin frontplates, Baltic Birch for the best sound option. They come in a natural body or almond birch frontplate and vice versa..
- 5 3/4" W x 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" D
- Baltic Birch body
- SCAJ1LB-NT: Baltic Birch frontplate
- SCAJ1NT-LB: Almond Birch frontplate
- Compact size
- Built-in sizzle effect
- Great gift idea
3. Cajon Backpack / Cajon Backpack Pro
A variation on the classic cajon bags are the backpacks: you can the cajon on your back. The bags are made from nylon, while the PRO version features an extra wide pocket and is also available in a vintage beige color. Both bags hold any classic cajons up to 20 ½" height and 12" width. They mesure 12" Width x 20 ½" Height x 12" Diameter.
4. Motion Shaker & Foot Shaker
You can mount these shakers on your finger or foot with a strap and an ergo shaped cap for more comfort. The idea came from the existing black UFO shaker and has the filling of the grey version for more attack. The foot shaker is easily mountable by with the adjustable strap.
5. Techno Shakers
The Techno shakers are the result of experimenting with the sound quality of Formica. Different shapes and sizes were tested and resulted in these set of two shakers.
- Rubber Wood and Formica
- Compact size
- Easy to control
- Cutting shaker sounds
- Made for precise control
6. Sea Drum
The Sea drums have some improvements for 2014. Meinl Percussion changed the filling and mixed some smaller balls for well balanced sounds. The inside of the frame is coated with a special lacquer to let the metal balls produce more attack when hitting the frame. The 22" size is also added to the range of sea drums.
22" Sea Drum details:
- 22" x 2 ¾"
- Rubber Wood frame
- Clear Mylar and goat skin heads
- Improved frame on the inside
- Mixed filling for well balanced sounds
7. Pro Rainstick
The long awaited pro version of a Meinl rain stick with extremely long susurration. It has Rattan wraps around a natural Bamboo stick. Available in an XL version (48"-120 cm).
8. Stereo Didgeridoo
Another variation on an existing product of Meinl Percussion. Based on the Travel Didgeridoo, the Stereo Didgeridoo has two sound ports on the left and right, straight back to the players ears. This is perfect for practicing or self-meditation. The body is made of Mahogany Wood.
- 9 ½" x 4 ¾"
- Compact size
- Sound enters both ears equally
- Ideal for practicing or self-meditation
- Tuned in C
9. Turbo Crasher
The first version of Meinl's Turbo Crasher was a big hit. Its new brother has a different size and sound. It is smaller and has metal sheets of 0.5mm thick where the earlier version has 1mm and 1.5mm sheets. The result: a much darker and trashier sound.
- Extra thin metal sheets
- Medium size
- Cutting crasher sounds
- Easy mountable