The solution: e-Timps, a very portable and affordable means of providing practice instruments to anyone, anywhere. In a pinch, they can even be used in a performance situation, with excellent sonic results!
The innovation: timpani require a live pitch-tuning mechanism, usually provided by a mechanical foot-pedal. Not only does this provide a true means for tuning, it also provides a means for the student (or professional) to practice their pedaling technique, a necessary and demanding skill.
e-Timps solve this problem, by providing a pedal-tuning capability linked to a dynamic-sensitive drum head and high-quality sound synthesizer. While not intended to replace a symphonic instrument, they provide a useful adjunct to both practice and performance. In fact, the concept fully supports the ability to alter tuning modes and scales, which can form the foundation of new compositions that would be impossible on conventional timpani.