The Roland EC 10 is a great new choice for your rig. Sick of relying on unpredictable mic solutions to bring out the full sound of your cajon onstage? this could very well be the answer.
Completely self-contained with battery power and onboard amplification, the EC-10 EL Cajon is a unique and versatile hybrid that combines an authentic acoustic cajon with Roland’s electronic percussion technology.
A Real Acoustic Cajon and Roland Sound Module in One
Thanks to its compact size and versatility, the cajon has become the most popular instrument for on-the-go percussion, from local jams and street busking to nightclub performances and beyond. With a built-in Roland sound module and independent head and edge sensors, the EC-10 extends the cajon’s range os uses. Spice up singer/songwriter and combo gigs with layered tambourine or djembe, add backbeats with an acoustic or TR-808 snare, or bring in some low-end thump with an electronic kick. Studio-optimized cajon sounds are also on hand to enhance the acoustic cajon voice for more depth, dimension, and punch.
Easy to Operate While Performing
Focus more on your rhythm and less on the dials and settings. The top-mounted sound controls on the EC-10 are designed for quick access and easy operation while playing. Dedicated buttons are used to scroll through sound categories, while neighboring buttons allow you to select a number of variations within a category. After that, just twist the rear-panel Volume knob to control the level of the layered sound, and use the Trigger Balance knob to adjust the balance between the head and edge sounds. You can also tweak the trigger sensitivity for your personal style and touch.
Self-Contained and Battery-Powered
Part of the cajon’s enormous appeal is that it’s self-contained and uncomplicated. While the EC-10 contains high-tech electronics, it fully maintains the organic, go-anywhere vibe that cajon players love. The integrated amp and coaxial speaker provide high-quality sound for keeping up with acoustic guitar amps and other instruments, and six AA batteries deliver up to 12 hours of power for long jams anywhere. There’s also a handy input for playing music from a smartphone or song player at home or on the gig. And because the EC-10 is a true acoustic instrument, you can always turn off the electronics and play it like any regular cajon.
Here's what Roland have to say
Unique and versatile, the EC-10 EL Cajon allows cajon players to easily enhance their music with layered electronic sounds. To start, the EC-10 is an authentic acoustic cajon that sounds great on its own. What’s more, it has Roland’s renowned electronic percussion technology built in, letting you blend a range of complementary sounds with the cajon voice, from traditional percussion like tambourine and shaker to acoustic snare, electronic drums, sound effects, and more.
- Unique hybrid instrument
- Standard cajon size (50 x 30 x 30 cm)
- Quality playing surface made of sapele wood
- 30 built-in electronic kits
- Intuitive panel controls for kit selection, level control, head/edge balance, and more
- Integrated amplifier and coaxial speaker
- Up to 12 hours playing time with six AA-size batteries