It may not be possible to reinvent the wheel anew … but it really looks like somebody has managed to invent a completely new type of Caixa and Repinique by merely replacing the solid corpus with a sturdy, bodiless construction.
The result is stunning: the familiar instrument with a completely new, extremely dry sound!
When visiting IVSOM in Rio de Janeiro recently we had the opportunity to already test and record the new instruments. This short video offers a first impression.
As of November 2012 we will be able to supply the new bodiless Caixas and Repiniques from IVSOM!