Roland Corporation’s Australia branch today announced the availability of their new CB-9 V-Cowbell Trigger Bell.
The high-tech cowbell is equipped with the Roland Supernatural sound engine and over 200 sounds.
According to the company, the V-Cowbell delivers “authentic cowbell-ness”, using Roland’s proprietary technology to sound just like the real thing.
Here’s the official intro video:
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The CB-9 also features legacy drum sounds of Roland 808s, 909s, 707s, 606s and more. It can do expressive acoustic instruments, DJ scratches and more.
But wait – there’s more. The V-Cowbell also features Roland’s patented D-Beam control. And if that’s not enough, it offers not one, but two volume controls, delivering twice the volume control!
Roland Australia representatives were not available to comment on whether they cribbed the idea from, or collaborated with, Brad Delp of Delptronics, whose Thunderbell analog cowbell (and alternative mini kit version) debuted at NAMM 2015. (Seriously.) Inspired by the Korg KR-55, the Thunderbell lacks the signature Roland Supernatural sound engine, but rather has an analog gate input and pitch voltage control input.
Pricing and availability for the B-9 V-Cowbell Trigger Bell are to be announced.