Just caught wind of this earlier today. For those of you who are fans of quirky sound generators and/or tiny percussion instruments, it looks like we're approaching the imminent release of the Stylophone BeatBox ( http://www.stylophonica.com./index.php/the-news ). From their webpage: "After the success of the S1 [Stylophone] became apparent, Dubreq were asked directly if we could come up with some ideas for 'follow-on' products for the Stylophone brand, the BeatBox was the obvious first choice.... The BeatBox features three all new voices, an electronic drum kit with useful percussion sounds, a human beat-box voice... and finally a 'bass' voice which give a bass melody option to allow you to play a bass line (or set up a repeating bass loop) to accompany another instrument" Here's a video Brett Domino performing a demo using two Stylophone Beatboxes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hELTtsBRie4 And, it looks like it's got rudimentary looping capability, so you can do percussion/bassline overdubs(!). As far as I can tell, it looks like it might be a nice percussion complement to any hardware Looper who's trying to keep their setup small and light. Cheap too, with a MSRP to be set at £19.99. --m. -- _____ "beyond this window, night is shuddering and the earth grinds to a halt beyond this window, something unknown is watching you and me...."