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Korg's Cliphit turns everyday objects into an impromptu drum kit

Korg's Cliphit turns everyday ...
Cliphit allows budding drummers to practice on whatever objects are close to hand
Cliphit allows budding drummers to practice on whatever objects are close to hand
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Cliphit from Korg consists of a main speaker unit, three clips to attach to household objects, and a footswitch
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Cliphit from Korg consists of a main speaker unit, three clips to attach to household objects, and a footswitch
The main Cliphit unit houses a 3-inch, 2-watt speaker
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The main Cliphit unit houses a 3-inch, 2-watt speaker
The main Cliphit unit houses a 3-inch, 2-watt speaker
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The main Cliphit unit houses a 3-inch, 2-watt speaker
The Korg Cliphit can run for six hours using four AA batteries
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The Korg Cliphit can run for six hours using four AA batteries
Cliphit features an AUX-IN jack allowing you to play along with the music emanating from an external source
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Cliphit features an AUX-IN jack allowing you to play along with the music emanating from an external source
Cliphit allows budding drummers to practice on whatever objects are close to hand
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Cliphit allows budding drummers to practice on whatever objects are close to hand
Cliphit turns everyday objects, such as a bucket, into drums
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Cliphit turns everyday objects, such as a bucket, into drums
Three clips are provided, meaning you can create a respectable drum kit from almost anything
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Three clips are provided, meaning you can create a respectable drum kit from almost anything

Many of us find ourselves tapping our fingers on desks or tabletops at any and every opportunity. It doesn't matter whether or not we've ever actually held a drumstick, if we have a rhythm in our head and a hand free we'll tap out a beat on whatever surface is within reach. We have already seen attempts to turn this from an annoying habit into a way of making something approaching real music, such as the Wavedrum and the TableDrum, but Korg has now upped the ante with Cliphit.

Cliphit is essentially an electronic drum kit just waiting for skins. You provide the skins by attaching the clips provided. Cliphit comprises a main unit plus three clips that can be attached to anything and everything, instantly turning them into makeshift drums. Whether they're attached to a desk, a magazine, a bucket, or any number of other household objects, a sound will emanate from the 3-inch, 2-watt speaker built into the main unit. There's also a headphone jack if those around you would prefer you practice in private.

The clips have motion sensors on them to determine how hard you hit your instrument of choice, with a sensor also in the control unit allowing it to be played in the same way. A footswitch is also provided that allows you to control kick sounds, with a second one available for hi hat open/close. You can use drumsticks, pencils, or even fingers to hit the objects the clips are attached to, and the result will be the same.

Cliphit from Korg consists of a main speaker unit, three clips to attach to household objects, and a footswitch
Cliphit from Korg consists of a main speaker unit, three clips to attach to household objects, and a footswitch

However, there are a total of 11 sets of sounds to choose from, including rock, pop, or standard drum sounds, plus a selection of sound effects, including a dog barking, a cat meowing, and hand clapping. The drum types featured include snare, hi-hat, toms, bass drums, and cymbals.

The main unit is powered by four AA batteries that Korg maintains will last for approximately six hours. There's a 3.5 mm AUX-IN jack allowing you to connect external sound sources, such as MP3 players, so you can play along with your favorite tunes.

Korg has yet to announce the release date and pricing for Cliphit, which it describes as a practice drum kit. The video below shows an approximation of Cliphit in action.

Source: Korg

Korg Cliphit – What will you clip and play?

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EddieG
Children enjoy playing with pots and pans. Perhaps this product will appeal to them.