Roland EC-10 EL Cajon Electronic Layered Hybrid Cajon

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It's a real wood acoustic cajon -- with a Roland e-drums sound module and speaker inside. Trigger sounds from 30 kits from the Roland EC-10's head and edges.

Unique and versatile, the Roland EC-10 EL Cajon allows cajon players to easily enhance their music with layered electronic sounds. To start, the EC-10 is an authentic acoustic cajon that sounds great on its own. What's more, it has Roland's renowned electronic percussion technology built in, letting you blend a range of complementary sounds with the cajon voice, from traditional percussion like tambourine and shaker to acoustic snare, electronic drums, sound effects, and more. Completely self-contained with battery power and onboard amplification, the EC-10 EL Cajon puts the dynamic world of hybrid percussion in the hands of every cajon enthusiast.

A Real Acoustic Cajon and Roland Sound Module in One

Thanks to its compact size and versatility, the cajon has become the most popular instrument for on-the-go percussion, from local jams and street busking to nightclub performances and beyond. With its built-in Roland sound module and independent head and edge sensors, the EC-10 extends the cajon's organic simplicity to open new dimensions of expression for any musical style. Spice up singer/songwriter and combo gigs with layered tambourine or djembe, add backbeats with an acoustic or TR-808 snare, or bring in some low-end thump with an electronic kick. Studio-optimized cajon sounds are also on hand to enhance the acoustic cajon voice for more depth, dimension, and punch.

Easy to Operate While Performing

The top-mounted sound controls on the EC-10 are designed for quick read more access and easy operation while playing. Dedicated buttons are used to scroll through sound categories, while neighboring buttons allow you to select a number of variations within a category. After that, just twist the rear-panel Volume knob to control the level of the layered sound, and use the Trigger Balance knob to adjust the balance between the head and edge sounds. You can also tweak the trigger sensitivity for your personal style and touch.

Self-Contained and Battery-Powered

Part of the cajon's enormous appeal is that it's self-contained and uncomplicated. While the EC-10 contains high-tech electronics, it fully maintains the organic, go-anywhere vibe that cajon players love. The integrated amp and coaxial speaker provide high-quality sound for keeping up with acoustic guitar amps and other instruments, and six AA batteries deliver up to 12 hours of power for long jams anywhere. There's also a handy input for playing music from a smartphone or song player at home or on the gig. And because the EC-10 is a true acoustic instrument, you can always turn off the electronics and play it like any regular cajon. On top of that, it even functions as an extra seat in a music room or family space when you're not playing!


- Unique hybrid instrument combining an authentic acoustic cajon with Roland's electronic percussion technology
- Standard cajon size (50 x 30 x 30 cm), with quality playing surface made of sapele wood
- 30 built-in electronic kits for layering with acoustic cajon sounds
- Each kit includes two independent sounds that can be triggered from the head and edge of the playing surface
- Versatile selection of acoustic and electronic percussion sounds to support a wide range of music styles
- Also includes studio-optimized cajon sounds to enhance the instrument's acoustic sound, providing additional depth and punch while performing
- Intuitive panel controls for kit selection, level control, head/edge balance, and more
- Integrated amplifier and coaxial speaker
- Up to 12 hours of continuous playing time with six AA-size batteries
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- Playing Plate: Sapele Plywood
- Resonance Box: MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
- Speaker: Coaxial 16 cm (6.5 inches)
- Rated Power Output: 3 W
- Nominal Input Level: MIX IN: -10 dBu
- Layered Sound Kit Variation: 30 (Cajon: 10, Percussion: 10, SFX: 10)
- Layered Sound Contents: 2 (Head, Edge)
- Controls (Rear Panel): POWER switch, VOLUME knob, TRIGGER BALANCE knob
- Controls (Top Panel): Sound Group Select button x2, Kit Number Select button x2
- Indicators: Sound Group, Kit Number
- Connectors: ELECTRONIC SOUND OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type, AC ADAPTOR jack
- Power Supply: AC adaptor (DC 5.7 V), Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
- Current Draw: 250 mA
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 11-5/8 x 11-3/4 x 19-1/2" (295 x 298 x 495 mm)
- Weight: (including batteries) 8 lbs 14 oz (6.0 kg)
- Accessories: Owner's manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY," AC adaptor

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted October 31, 2017 by TBiddy L
"Love it."
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I am a gospel drummer and wanted to introduce something a little different during one of our recent worship services. The Cajon was well received. Even though we play with loops and tracks, I can still hit the accents and pushes with the cajon and create a whole different sound to our music
Musical Background:
Gospel drummer for more then 30 years
Musical Style:
Gospel, rock, jazz, hip-hop
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