A Roland Percussion Pad
In a town like Toronto, where club audiences stay distressingly stationary, it's no surprise that staccato drum machine beats are a pop way to get the arms-crossed masses bobbing. Roland's HPD-10 "Handsonic 10 Hand" Percussion Pad continues the company's tradition of thump-tapping with a library of 400 bounce-inducing sounds ranging from basic bongos to whirly special-effect hits. A Rhythm Coach feature lets percussionists tune up their internal metronome to guarantee good time.
$675, Long & McQuade , 925 Bloor West, 416-588-7886, www.longandmcquade.com.