Zendrum Releases Zap – Tabletop MIDI Percussion Controller
Zendrum, the small electronic percussion MIDI Controller manufacturer from Georgia, has announced a new model, the Zap. The ZAP is a compact tabletop MIDI controller designed for project studios. It can also be mounted to a snare stand, via an optional universal adapter, for live playing situations.
As per Zendrum’s visual trademark, gorgeous, solid heavyweight wood species are utilized for aesthetics, as well as for density and trigger isolation, even in the toughest onstage playing conditions. The ZAP features 19 triggers in five offset rows in a hexagonal cluster which can be played as a single instrument with many different articulations, or used as separate voices to be expressed individually or together with a minimum of physical effort. The ZAP is even more adaptable as a melodic instrument with the Zendrum default note map scales suggesting many applications, playing techniques and creative possibilities.
The ZAP uses the same electronics and trigger components as the Zendrum ZX and LT, with 3 extra 1/4″ trigger pedal inputs and a 1/4″ sustain pedal input for “drummer-friendly” footwork as well as the Zendrum momentary sustain button on the top that acts as a “choke” for longer sounds and MIDI effects.
Standard accessories shipped with the ZAP include direct-connect 12vdc power supply with locking connector, 15′ MIDI cable, and instruction manual. Current production time for the ZAP is 2 weeks from date of order. ZAP physical specifications — W: 12″ by D: 10.5″ by H: 2.5″ – Weight: 7 lbs
The Zendrum costs $999 and is sold by the manufacturer. More information on the Zendrum Zap.