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ATV Launch Their Electrorganic Percussion aFrame

The ATV aFrame enables performers to “organically express their musicality just as if they were playing an acoustic instrument—the player controls the subtlety of the performance”. ATV’s proprietary “Adaptive Timbre Technology”* responds to the acoustic percussion playing techniques of striking, pressing, and friction. With nuance, the player can produce sounds that have tonal variation and effect controls said to be not possible with existing digital percussion. 

*The “Adaptive Timbre Technology” dynamically adapts characteristics of a number of filter groups, and produces a broad range of tonal variations based on playing surface conditions and tonal frequency components that vary with each percussionist's playing style. 

For a more natural feel, the playing surface of the aFrame is made of a hi-tech material with “excellent bounce and friction characteristics”, with the familiar feel of headed acoustic percussion. 

aFrame Features: The Fun of Making New Sounds 

Tones can be created using the onboard acoustic and electronic sounds, and further enhanced with internal high-definition stereo effects. Up to 80 user-defined tones can be saved in the built-in memory. 

No Need to Change Your Playing Style 

Because the aFrame is played with bare hands, percussionists don’t have to change their playing style. They can use their natural technique to produce a diverse palette of sounds, from classic acoustic to modern electronic. 

Unique Diamond Shape is Compatible with Any Playing Style 

The unique diamond shape of the aFrame aids in the production of varied tones—it all depends on where you strike it. The aFrame can be held with the hands like a frame drum, placed on a stand, or held with a neck strap; you can play it any way you want. 

For a cable free experience, you can use available USB battery packs and guitar-type wireless audio technology. 

Online aFrame User Forum An online aFrame user forum (http://aframe.jp) will be launched for sharing aFrame videos, 

describing aFrame features, as well as user interactions and user tone file exchanges. 

The aFrame can be seen at…

2016 Music Fair (Japan) - 4-6 November 2016 

PASIC16 (USA) - 9-12 November 2016

The London Drum Show 2016 (UK) - 12-13 November 2016

 2017 NAMM Show(USA) - 19-22 January 2017 

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