Korg today introduced Cliphit – a new system that lets you turn anything into an electronic drumkit.
Korg says that Cliphit is designed for ‘casual playing’. That means some ‘pro’ features, like MIDI out, are left out.
Instead, Cliphit focuses on fun, letting you clip sensors to just about anything, plug them into the battery-powered sound module and play electronic percussion in a unique way.
To use Cliphit, you attach the clips, with their internal sensors, to a magazine, desk, or almost any surface, transforming it into a snare, hi-hat, or cymbal. You can also attach these clips to practice pads. And you can use them to play drums or programmed EFX sounds, which include things like dog sounds, cat sounds and hand clapping.
Here’s a video demo of Cliphit in action:
- A high-tech drum kit with three clips that trigger onboard drum samples
- Includes one footswitch to control kick sounds, with the ability to add one more for control of hi hat open/close
- Eleven kits are provided including hand percussion and sound effects kits
- 2W output, 3-inch speaker, and bass-reflex design deliver great-sounding tone
- Perform sounds by striking the CLIPHIT itself with your hand
- AUX IN jack lets you connect external sound sources such as an MP3 player to jam along
- Headphone jack for private practice
- Compact design
- Two-way power supply allows for battery operation
- Connections include: CLIP Input x 3, PEDAL Input x 2, AUX IN (Stereo mini jack), DC 9V jack, Headphone (Stereo mini jack)
Official pricing and availability info for the Cliphit is to be announced. See the Korg site for more info.