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Technology meets education in the RMP-3 Rhythm Coach, offering rhythmic exercises and timekeeping tools. With the pad and brain self-contained in one molded piece, this new rhythm trainer offers the utmost in portability and convenience.
The RMP-3 is outfitted with a tunable mesh pad for realistic and quiet performance. A small pickup is mounted inside the pad, enabling drummers to monitor their playing through headphones along with the metronome and coaching audio; a built-in speaker is provided for monitoring as well. External audio from CD players, MP3 players, and other audio devices can be incorporated into practice sessions, thanks to the RMP-3's Mix Input jack. Position the RMP-3 on your lap, a tabletop, or mount it on a stand, such as Roland's PDS-2.
The RMP-3's built-in Rhythm Coach makes practice fun, and challenges drummers in a friendly way with functions such as Time Check, Auto Up/Down, and the new "Stroke Balance" mode for developing a consistent sticking technique.
The RMP-3's large LCD provides easy-to-read instructional information, complete with a smooth-flow onscreen tempo meter that bounces from side to side. Large buttons and a clearly labeled front panel make using the RMP-3 a snap.
MSRP: $159. Expected to ship in April.