Roland has introduced the TAIKO-1 Electronic Taiko Percussion, a portable electronic version of the traditional Japanese taiko drum.
Roland says that The TAIKO-1 combines the taiko experience with the benefits of modern music technology:
Born and made in Japan, the groundbreaking TAIKO-1 electronic percussion instrument infuses the classic taiko experience with the many benefits of modern music technology, making playing Japanese percussion more fun and accessible than ever before.
Backed by decades of development knowledge behind leading products like V-Drums and the ELCajon EC-10, TAIKO-1 brings the power and convenience of Roland electronic percussion to taiko enthusiasts everywhere.
The TAIKO-1 can be used as a portable taiko, but also has a variety of features that let it go far beyond traditional roles. It has 100 drum kits; users can import custom sounds, with sounds up to 24 minutes long; it supports MIDI and audio over Bluetooth; and you can play it quietly over headphones.
The TAIKO-1 can also be quickly disassembled, making it easy to carry. You can play for up to five hours on eight AA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries.
Pricing and Availability
The Roland TAIKO-1 is expected to be available in July 2020 for $1,500 USD.