Here is the aFrame Electroorganic frame drum from Mike Snyder, which is rare to encounter a percussion instrument that feels as fresh as the ATV aFrame. It is a traditional frame drum — a laptop instrument that is struck, bent, or damped with the hands. But that’s where the similarities end, whose onboard piezo-and-mic pickup system reproduces every nuance of the player’s touch, whether with the palms, fingers, nails, or knuckles, while a powerful DSP engine with 80 presets provides a goldmine of cinematic and world percussion textures. Note that the aFrame is not sample based. Every sound is rooted in the player’s touch, from the lightest fingertip brushwork to realistic chokes and bends.