“This one time at band camp…I slapped Nick Cannon.” That’s how gangsta things are about to get this summer. Roland debuted the new RMP-12 marching percussion instrument at this year’s WGI World Championships. This latest addition to the Rhythm Coach® line of products offers enhanced playability, expressiveness, and versatility for practice and performance applications.
The RMP-12 is the world’s first electronic marching percussion instrument to incorporate Roland’s patented multi-layer mesh head technology, allowing drummers to practice longer with less stress and fatigue. The 12-inch pad with rim triggering connects to a newly-designed module with 128 different sounds and effects, including a wide variety of marching, concert, and world percussion instruments.
The battery-powered RMP-12 is lightweight and portable, and can easily attach to standard marching carriers or concert snare stands. Its variety of I/O options include an audio output for a wired or wireless connection to any amplification system, a mix input, and a headphone output for quiet practice.
The RMP-12 also includes the Rhythm Coach, an invaluable practice tool that helps drummers improve timing, accuracy, speed, and stamina through a series of effective drills and exercises. Seamless switching from practice mode to live marching mode makes the RMP-12 the perfect instrument tool for both performance and practice.
Pricing and availability will be announced at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN, June 20-22, 2008.