- It's plug and play - Simply connect the USB cable to your PC or Mac and hit away
- Easy to use software comes with over 100 presets for out of the box functionality
- Play along with your favorite songs in iTunes
The Mandala mk2.9 is an HD position sensitive MIDI instrument ideal for controlling music production software live or in the studio. Included with the Mandala is the Virtual Brain v3 software containing high definition multi-layered position samples of 600 instruments and a slew of professional effects, all of which highlight the Mandala’s patented surface position features. Just plug the pad into a USB port and you’re on your way!
As a sound trigger the Mandala is compatible with most third party music production software packages. Produce, edit and share your own unique sounds and beats or just bang away while taking your drumming experience to a whole new level. There’s no limit to the number of Mandalas you can add to your kit.
The Mandala patented POSITION SENSOR not only allows the Mandala strike surface to sound like an acoustic snare from the center to the edge, it actually allows the Mandala to be any drum you ever imagined at the click of a mouse. Assign it up to six zones and you have a whole drum, a whole kit, or a whole band in one pad. Then use all 128 controller zones to add an effects matrix to your entire surface. All this and more is available as simple easy to use drop down menus.
The Mandala is the smartest thing you'll ever hit with a stick!
Mandala knows WHERE you hit it. Roland doesn't have it. Yamaha doesn't have it. Add Mandalas to your kit and hear the difference!
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- The Mandala knows exactly where you hit it and how hard
- Zero discernible sound latency makes the Mandala drum the fastest electronic drum on the planet
- As a MIDI trigger it works seamlessly with Battery, BFD, LIVE, Reason, Logic, ProTools, GarageBand, and others
- Includes original Virtual Brain sound library containing high definition multi-layered samples of over 500 instruments with professional effects racks
- Choose customized scales and modalities, root note intonations, intervallic sequences and programmable range definitions in each of up to six zones
- Play along with your set adding percussion, fx, whatever!
- Use it to trigger MIDI controls like envelope filters
- Drum Pad Dimensions:
- Strike zone diameter: 11”
- Enclosure width: 12”
- Depth: 2”
- Weight: 4 lbs
- Connectors: USB
- Sensing Capabilities: 128 concentric rings of strike position resolution, 127 levels of strike velocity resolution
- Samples: 1.5 GB of drum and instrument samples
- BONUS *1.5 GB bonus sample library - Black Beauty Snare*
- Per-Zone Settings: Instrument, Note, Volume, Pan, Pitch, Attack, Hold, Decay, Scale Type, Scale Root, Scale Pattern, Scale Step, Scale Range, 2 Effects Inserts, Velocity Curve, Reverb Send
- Audio Effects: Filters (AllPass, BiQuad, Comb, Hilbert, PhaseShift, Resonant, State-Variable, Teeth), Chorus, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Pitchbend, Digital Delay, Reverb
- Musical Scales: Major, Minor, Diminished, Wholetone, Indian, Gamelan, Ryuku, Pentatonic Major, Pentatonic Minor, Blues Major, Blues Minor, Combination Diminished, Melodic Minor, Chromatic
- Musical Modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian
- Scale Play Patterns: UpWave, UpRep, DownWave, DownRep, Full Wave Up, Full Wave Down, Velocity Up, Velocity Down, Random
- System Specification:
- MAC: OSX 10.5 or later, 1GB RAM
- PC: Windows Vista or later, 1GB RAM
- DVD drive (for installation)
- 2.0 GB of free hard drive space/3.5GB for full sound library
- Comes with more than 100 presets for easy out-of-the-box playing
- Connect multiple Mandalas and build a kit that fits your abilities
- Drag and drop your own sound library into the program
- All effects parameters controllable real-time by strike position and velocity