Roland's Strangest Instruments

V-Accordion vs HandSonic Hand Percussion Pad      14/07/09

Two of Roland's strangests instruments, the V-Accordion and the HandSonic Hand Percussion Pad, are featured in this live performance video from Frankfurt Musikmesse 2009. 

Ludovic Beier plays the "jazz organ" riffs on Roland FR-1b and FR-7b, with Tommy Snyder on HandSonic 10 Hand Percussion Pad.

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Marc    Said...

Hmmm... You consider the Handsonic strange? It's a pretty straight forward controller. I have an HPD-15. I like the two ribbon controllers and the D-Beam, but its pretty mainstream compared to say a video harp or Buchla Thunder/Lightning, etc...

15-Jul-09 07:09 PM


James    Said...

Strange for Roland!

17-Jul-09 02:40 AM


Peter Kadar    Said...

I'm with Marc. I have an HPD-10, and it's a GREAT instrument. It really aides both as a practice tool, and especially as a means of programming realistic drum and percussion parts.

05-Aug-09 02:34 AM


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