Off the back of the popular ELCajon EC-10 that offered a range of electronic and realistic sounds in cajon format, Roland now offer a Cajon module option.
The Cajon Module allows you to explore the wide range of tones available on the EC-10 from your own trusty acoustic Cajon. This is done by attaching the EC10M's Mic to the sound hole of your acoustic cajon so that the module can trigger a range of tones as you play, layering these sounds with the natural tone of your cajon
The 16 kit variations include percussion sounds such as tambourine, surdo, splash cymbal, and many others, plus acoustic snare drum and the famous TR-808 snare. Cajon sounds with ambience are also included, enabling a user to reinforce their cajon’s natural tone with powerful studio sound.
The EC-10M intelligently senses when the mic is picking up sounds from the head and edge surfaces on the cajon, letting the user play distinctly different electronic sounds with each of these areas. This makes it easy to integrate EC-10M sounds naturally using authentic cajon techniques.
In each of the EC-10M’s kits, two additional electronic sounds are assigned to the onboard A/B foot pads, which can be triggered with toe taps while performing. For playing these sounds with authentic foot techniques and a more solid feel, up to two optional Roland kick trigger pedals (KT-10, KT-9, or KD-7) can be connected.
In addition to being a sound module for electronic sounds, the EC-10M also functions as a mic preamp for the clip-on mic, enabling users to amplify both the acoustic cajon and layered sounds through an amp or PA. Sounds can be sent to two independent outputs, or mixed to a single output.
The EC-10M includes a built-in looper for the electronic layered sounds, providing the ability to create instant percussive backing for acoustic cajon playing or jamming with another instrument. The looper is controlled using the A/B foot pads, and users can capture electronic sounds triggered from the cajon and external pedals in loops. It’s also possible to select kits while a loop is playing to change sounds.