In this video from NAMM 2015, LP artist and clinician Jim Greiner walks us through the new products from both Latin Percussion and Toca for this year.
First there are improvements to the E-Z Mount Mic Claw that features a flexible arm and spring-loaded claw for easy height adjustment and mounting. Improvements to the standard Claw models, for a mic, percussion, or splash cymbal, include a new ratchet system featuring gears that lock into place.
Next from LP is the Cajon Accessory Pack that includes a foot tambourine, castanets, and a padded swivel Cajon Throne that works on any cajon. The throne has a textured rubber bottom and stays firmly in place.
LP has added a .5″ opening on the holder for the LP 007 Rock Bell, the Ridge Rider, and the Classic Ridge Rider cowbells. The .5″ spring-loaded hole allows drumset players to mount the bell a tom arm.
And finally, LP has added 9″ Cajon Hi-Hats. The cymbals are B20 bronze and mount on the side of any cajon. The unit features a striker and an adjustable screw, so players can adjust the openness of the cymbals.
New this year for Toca are Colorsound djembes and cajons—ideal for children and therapeutic centers. The Colorsound cajons come in five different models and colors and are 17″ high, which is perfect for children. There are also new Freestyle II djembes in two new finishes, and matching bags are available as well.
Finally, there’s the Bongo Flip-Cajon. One-side features wood-head bongos, and the other side is a mini cajon with an adjustable strap.
The NAMM Show 2015, a trade-only event for the music products industry, was held January 22-25 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. For information on NAMM 2015 visit the official NAMM website here. For more on Latin Percussion, visit their website here, and for Toca Percussion, visit their website here. To see other videos and coverage of NAMM 2015 from Modern Drummer click here.