May 20, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Renowned for the history-making sound design of Zoom’s SB-246 StreetboxxTM, the Beat Kangz have established an independent music technology start up that is proud to continue the time-honored tradition of American innovation and entrepreneurship. Flexible, functional, and user-friendly, THE BEAT THANG integrates pre-loaded sounds, sampling, and waveform editing in a portable, stylish and yes, even customizable, beat machine. The Kangz have stuffed over 3000 sounds and hundreds of production-ready beats, patterns and loops into THE BEAT THANG.

THE BEAT THANG truly moves beat making deep into the stratosphere with real bass, live strings, striking synths, Latin and African percussion, crunchy electric guitar, and startling sound effects. Each sound can be edited, tuned and manipulated using the 3.5 inch color video LCD screen, and fully functioning Digital EFX (EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, Filter, Chopped, Screwed, Reverse Record, tons more).

As if that weren’t enough, THE BEAT THANG offers onboard SAMPLING and resampling with easy key grouping, pad layering, and multi edit of all parameters in a kit or patch. 256 MB Ram (Standard) TWO High Speed SD card slots holding up to 32 gigs, MIDI Sequencer, USB in and out allow you to add your sound library, samples and midi files to create your own customized mobile sound experience. Oh, and those sounds you are packing have NO LOAD TIMES. Meaning no more waiting for minutes on end for your inspiration. Just keep it moving.

And speaking of moving, yes, the Beat Thang is a mobile player. The rechargeable lithium ion battery (like the one in your laptop) gives you hours of portable playing time. The Thang moves effortlessly from the studio, to the stage, to the streets with tons of features for recording, live performance and DJing. It’s light enough to carry in one hand. Loaded with functionality and flexibility, THE BEAT THANG boasts and rightfully so. A stunning combination of features, quality and style make it unlike any product in the music technology universe today.


One octave pad layout with 8 banks so you can bang out beats or play the keys.

16 tracks so you can create patterns that can be performed and remixed on the fly.

16 layers of velocity sensitivity for emotive performance.

High Quality Sampler & waveform editing. Onboard sampler & resampler.
Edit sample start and end times. Process samples using features like normalize, reverse and resample.

Easy to use Realtime Sequencer. Create patterns in real time using quantize, swing, individual bar lengths, tap tempo then string them together in SONG mode.

Mixer with built in FX Change track, pad and pan levels.

Add 24bit reverb, delay, flange, phaser, pitch shift, old record and many more.

Add BANG with onboard mastering.

Export your songs as .wav files or save them to your Beat Kangz Playa Thang equipped iPhone or iPod Touch.

Rechargeable internal battery.

Pitch and Mod wheel.

2 high speed SD card slots.

256 MB Ram Stock.

Connects seamless with Beat Thang Software.

Rugged all metal chassis!

Pre-ordering is through Beat Kangz. You can also check out The Beat Thang Virtual 2.0. Currently running as a limited time special price of $97 USD you get the Beat Thang in software. The hardware and software versions have multiple sound libraries called expansion packs available now as well. For more info go to


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