It’s got the beat: This shirt is a recordable drum
Talk about taking your show on the road.
The Electronic Drum Machine Shirt lets you get your rock star fantasies off your chest — by playing your chest. The shirt comes with a removable, battery-operated box that amplifies a range of nine built-in drum styles (called kits) when you tap on one of the eight “drum pads” and controls delineated on the wired-up rubber grid attached with Velcro to the front of the shirt.
Each “kit” has a choice of seven sounds that can be mixed and matched with sounds in other styles — such as rock, jazz, techno punk — and combined into loops.
You can layer additional beats onto loops to create a more complex rhythm, then record and play your masterpiece (up to three minutes long) by way of the recorder built into the amp.
The amp box has a metal clip for attaching to a belt or waistband and stashes into a pocket sewn into the bottom of the shirt. All the electronics come off for washing. It runs on four included AAA batteries. Y
You might not want to wear this shirt through airport security checkpoints, unless you first remove the electronic components.
The Electronic Drum Machine Shirt costs $29.99 at ThinkGeek. Info: (888) 433-5788.
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