Ploytec BOOM KICK Stomp Box is Now Available

 

Ploytec, in collaboration with Berlin-based singer/songwriter DobBroMan, have released BOOM KICK, described as an ‘automatic stomp box’.

 

BOOM KICK combines a kick drum machine and tap tempo pedal into a single stomp box, tailored to live performance. It also provides MIDI out, so you can sync your other gear.

 

What they say about it:

 

“Once started, BOOM KICK will keep stomping and your feet will thank you for that.

 

Beyond tap tempo, it allows to sync to what else might be going on – In case there are more than one person on stage, and some MIDI gear is also active. Also, it is possible to fine-adjust the tempo while it’s running. Boom Kick notices if the player is slightly ahead or behind quarter notes and gets its Bass Drum back on the beat. It does so by smoothly accelerating or slowing down for a moment in order to get in sync.

 

The three preset sounds can be edited on the unit with seven parameters, offering seven values each, up to 823,543 possible sound combinations. There are a number of different play modes available, a headphone output (not affected by the “mute” function), and the MIDI clock output to sync advanced loopers or drum computers simultaneously.”

 

Features:

  • Tap the pedal on ‘3’ (3rd beat of the measure) – BOOM?KICK starts the measuring
  • Tap on ‘4’ – now BOOM?KICK knows the tempo and starts making a bassdrum sound on every quarter note
  • “tap on” to stay in sync!
  • “Blue” mode for single tapping
  • Three editable preset sounds, 7 parameters with 7 values
  • 7^7 = 823,543 possible sound combinations
  • Switchable phase correction; “34one”, “24one” and “one2” mode
  • MIDI Clock output with optional MIDI Start and MIDI Stop messages

BOOM KICK is available now, with an introductory price of € 349 (later € 399).

Video via Sonic State.

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