October 2018

MalletSTATION

Pearl introduces MalletSTATION: an electronic pitched percussion instrument that has silicone bars arranged like those on a marimba.

In this space last February, In Tune covered the launch of Pearl Corporation’s new “Adjustable Range Electronic Mallet Controller,” a pitched percussion instrument that has silicone bars arranged like those on a marimba. Striking the bars triggers sounds in music apps, audio workstations and sound libraries via phones, tablets and computers. This summer season, malletSTATIONs were spotted in the pits of DCI Drum Corps Spirit of Atlanta and Phantom Regiment, adding electronic spice to their marching music. Read more about it here.