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Roland ELCajon Mic Processor

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The EC-10M ELCajon Mic Processor is a creative tool designed for the acoustic cajon. Compact and battery powered, the EC-10M picks up the cajon’s aco...Click To Read More About This Product

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A unique and innovative creative tool for acoustic cajon players.

The EC-10M ELCajon Mic Processor is a creative tool designed for the acoustic cajon. Compact and battery powered, the EC-10M picks up the cajon’s acoustic sound with the included clip-on condenser mic, which is also used to trigger a variety of onboard tones for layering with the acoustic voice.

You can then send both sounds to an amp or PA, giving you complete control over your stage sound. It’s also possible to create percussion phrases with a built-in looper, and play additional sounds via integrated A/B footpads or optional kick trigger pedals and pads. Everywhere you play, the EC-10M transforms the acoustic cajon experience with a world of new expressive power.

With the EC-10M, it’s easy to take your acoustic cajon performances to new heights. Just attach the dedicated clip-on mic to the instrument’s sound hole, and then layer EC-10M tones with the acoustic voice to create unique hybrid sounds. The 16 kit variations include percussion sounds such as tambourine, surdo, splash cymbal, and many others, plus acoustic snare drum and the famous TR-808 snare. Built-in cajon tones with ambience are also included for reinforcing your acoustic cajon’s natural voice with powerful studio sound.

Add Variety and Play With Authentic Cajon Techniques
The EC-10M intelligently senses when the mic is picking up sounds from the head and edge surfaces on the cajon, giving you the ability to trigger distinctly different electronic sounds with each of these areas. This lets you integrate EC-10M sounds using authentic cajon techniques, so you don’t have to adjust your playing in any way.

Trigger Extra Sounds With Foot Pads or Optional Pedals
In each of the 16 kits within the EC-10M, two different sounds are assigned to the onboard A/B foot pads for triggering with toe taps while performing. If you’d prefer to play these sounds with authentic foot techniques and a more solid feel, up to two Roland kick trigger pedals (KT-10, KT-9, or KD-7) can be connected.*

Light, Compact, and Battery-Powered
You can use the compact EC-10M anywhere, since it weighs just 500 g/1.1 lbs. and runs on four AAA batteries. The included clip-on condenser mic is compact and convenient, eliminating the need to take up valuable stage space with a mic stand and large microphone. With its small footprint, the EC-10M is an easy fit in the tightest performing spaces.

Amplify Your Acoustic Cajon and EC-10M Layered Sounds
In addition to being a sound module for electronic sounds, the EC-10M also functions as a mic preamp for the clip-on mic, enabling you to amplify both the acoustic cajon and layered sounds through an amp or PA. You can send the sounds to two independent outputs, or mix them together to one. With the EC-10M, it’s simple to achieve a powerful, consistent cajon sound at every gig, from intimate street performances to the biggest concert stages.

Record Percussion Phrases and Play Along

The EC-10M includes a built-in looper* for the electronic layered sounds. This lets you create instant percussive backing for acoustic cajon playing or jamming with another instrument. The looper is controlled using the A/B foot pads, and you can capture electronic sounds triggered from the cajon and external pedals/pads in your loops. And by changing the kits while the loop is playing, the tones in the loop are changed too. With this cool creative option, your acoustic cajon performances will be transformed forever.

  • Easy setup—simply attach the included clip-on condenser mic to the sound hole of the acoustic cajon and start playing
  • Amplify the acoustic cajon—the EC-10M can be used as a mic preamp for the supplied microphone
  • A variety of sounds—16 onboard kits with tones including tambourine, shaker, djembe, electronic drums, and more can be layered with the acoustic cajon
  • Multiple tones—play two different electronic sounds by slapping the edge or head of the acoustic cajon
  • Add pedals and pads—up to two kick trigger pedals or pads can be connected to play additional sounds; integrated A/B foot pads can also trigger sounds
  • Create loops and play along—a simple looper function allows recording of rhythm phrases using the onboard sounds
  • Versatile outputs—send the microphone and layered sounds to a PA mixer via two independent outputs, or mix all sounds to one mono output
  • Two-way power—can be used with four AAA-size batteries

Add new expression to cajon performances. Order today.


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RolandELCajon Mic Processor

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Like a second set of hands.

By Brady

from Georgia, USA

Comments about Roland ELCajon Mic Processor:

I started playing Cajon when I joined a trio and found that a conventional drum kit of any size was out of the question. after sticking shaker eggs in my socks and tapping a tambourine with my foot, I found myself wishing I had another pair of hands. I looked at the Roland Layered Cajon, but loved the sound of my acoustic. This is my second pair of hands. At it's simplest it is an excellent condenser microphone for an acoustic Cajon. A lot easier and more effective than cramming my SM57 into the port. The mic clips onto the port eliminating a mic stand and sounds great. The 16 on board kits run the gamut from various acoustic Cajon sounds to percussion instruments. The two touch pads on the unit add more sounds with the tap of a foot. You can mix the levels of the mic pickup and the electronic sounds. Then there's a simple looper which allows you to loop a percussion phrase and play over it. Sadly, it does not support overdub and only loops the electronic sounds. Useful but once I played with it, I added a Jam Man XT looper after the Roland and now I can loop acoustic sounds, electronic sounds and I can overdub! It has added so much to my performance that my bandmates and audience can't believe all the sounds I can access with the touch of a button. And it's battery powered so I can even play street performances without power. I just plug into my Pignose Hog 20 or Roland Cube and I'm ready to go. I like to travel light so leaving a mic, mic stand and a box of percussion stuff at home is great. Add a head worn mic and I can leave another stand and mic behind. All my stuff can be carried in one trip. Really nice after lugging drum sets for years.

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Great cajon mic that vastly expands the sounds of your cajon

By BBK228

from Ballston Spa, NY

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  • Ability to add 2 accent sounds with feet
  • Ability to set up loops to play along to
  • Can use mixed or separate feeds to pa/recorder
  • Great sounding mic for acoustic cajon
  • Nice set of sounds to add to your acoustic cajon
  • No more need for mic & stand


  • Mic cord is very thin and not very long
  • No customizable kits
  • No editing of existing sounds

Best Uses

  • Any time you would use a miked cajon

Comments about Roland ELCajon Mic Processor:

I was very interested when I first saw videos on it from Heidi Joubert's You-Tube channel (props to Roland for getting her on board!) so pre-ordered it to get one as soon as they were released. Everything works as described. The sounds are very good and match well with my acoustic cajon (GonBops El Toro). Even if you don't use the sounds, the mic is a really good quality mic tuned for the tones of a cajon. I had been using a Beta 52 mostly but it was too boomy. My SM 57 didn't quite get the bottom right and my floor tom mic didn't have the top right. Plus I no longer need the extra stand to deal with. I am hoping Roland will have a software upgrade that will allow for setting up custom sets, particularly in setting the sounds for the 2 foot pads. Addition of Congas and High-hat chick would be welcome additions as well. There are sounds that are pretty close though. The splash cymbal sound for the foot pad is set a bit low compared to other sounds. I am happy with how well the foot pads work as I really didn't feel like doubling or tripling the cost of the unit by adding Roland's trigger pedals (they seem pretty steep). All around I am very happy with it and am greatly looking forward to incorporating it into my live set-up.

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Good first effort but not there yet

By Dogsnapper

from Iowa Cty, IA

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  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Sound


  • Not flexible
  • Plastic

Best Uses

  • Enhance Natural Sound

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I bought one of these used recently and these are my initial impressions. The Processor is a good idea that maybe isn't quite there yet. I expect that in a year or two they will make the upgrades that will take this beyond a good idea and turn it into a really nice pedal. The strengths so far--as several people have noted, the mic itself seems like a pretty good design. I usually use two mics on my cajon, and may continue to do that, but I believe that the stereo mic included will do a good job on its own. It separates the highs from the lows nicely. I wish that the cord was detachable since it is pretty thin & will be running along the floor & likely to be stepped on. Don't know if that happens whether it will be repairable. The sounds included in the processor add some potentially interesting colors to the cajon's palette. I think the best use of it will be to mix it with the natural sound & to set the threshold fairly high so that the sounds are only triggered when you want them to be as additional color to the natural sounds that I prefer. There are some sounds that you can also trigger using the pads on the pedal, including a pretty cheesy cymbal sound that I wish was better but I can see using. The simple looper works fine though I'm not sure how often I will use it outside of my house. One of the coolest things is that you can use the device with anything you can attach the mic to and hit--of particular interest to me, the sound hole of my guitar. When I am doing guitar gigs I can add the El Cajon to my set up, add play percussion when I want using my guitar as a drum or add a percussion loop to play guitar over. That versatility is nice. The downsides include the build quality (plastic) and the somewhat cheesy electronic sounds and no flexibility to add to or change those. I bought it used and still feel like I possibly paid too much for it, but it is fun to play around with and makes practicing a lot more entertaining.


El Cajon Processor

By Dani

from Florida

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  • Easy to use
  • Great sounds


  • Not programable

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    Comments about Roland ELCajon Mic Processor:

    There are a lot of good sounds with this unit. It's easy to setup and fun to play. I would prefer a customizable memory or sound bank.

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