With Korg Cliphit, The World Is Your Drum Kit

korg-cliphitKorg 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.

23 thoughts on “With Korg Cliphit, The World Is Your Drum Kit

  1. This looks like a good Christmas present for a younger child to get them into music/drums without having to get a full kit/the clipping on to anything adds a fun factor. I give this a thumbs up.

    Reminds me of something Kraftwerk would have made

    1. Who downvoted this? Of course playing the drums on your girls tits and beatboxing the sounds is great fun, but imagine having actual congas or an 808 kick and snare being triggered? Now that’s pure fucking entertainment.

  2. that would have been a much more fulfilling video if they actually gave us a chance to hear some of the sounds. it looks like it might be a fun toy for those of us that can’t afford proper drum triggers or just like doing experiments on the cheap. i only read about a headphone out instead of a line out, but i guess that could easily be rectified with the removal of the (most likely useless) internal speaker and replacing it with an rca jack or something. might also be fun for circuit bending, which korg seems to be indirectly promoting an awful lot with their recent products. if it’s cheap, i’d definitely pick one up. if it’s at all expensive i’d pass it up. it seems more like a toy than anything. after all, you can make diy drum triggers for just a few bucks a piece. just my 2 yen.

  3. This is very innovative. I have the app that allows to somewhat do this….(can’t remember the name) but this just kicks it off and really makes it creative.

  4. Could have been so much more. Great for kids. No practical use for pro audio which is a shame. Could have made some really interesting performances if you could load your own samples.

  5. Korg really have upped their game and embraced innovative tech and also their fantastic ipad apps. I wish Roland and Yamaha would up their game.

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