Mandala High-Def Drum Pad Released

What exactly is a high-def drum pad? Beats the piss out of us, but we do know that Danny Carey has been playing a Mandala pad forever. That, thumpers, is endorsement enough.

…But if you insist on the details, here are some easy-to-follow bullet points:

  • The Mandala plugs into a PC or Mac with a USB cable.
  • One pad can accommodate up to seven different sound zones.
  • The surface detects 128 strike positions from center to edge.
  • There are 128 strike velocities (from soft to hard) with no false triggers.
  • Each pad is handcrafted and thoroughly tested before it is shipped.
  • The Mandala will set you back $349.

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