WalkaBlog

  • Lessons Learned From A Musical Instrument Start-Up Company. This is the fourth in a series of five blog posts reflecting on the beginning years of INNOVA Music, the parent company which produces the WalkaBout Drum. Our CEO, Andrew Kilpatrick, reflects on the last two years......

  • by Bob Kilpatrick The WalkaBout Drum has changed the way percussionists relate to the sound system in some pretty cool ways. You don’t have to set up a microphone and stand still in front of it to be heard. You can jump, dance, and groove......

  • Lessons Learned From A Musical Instrument Start-Up Company. This is the third in a series of five blog posts reflecting on the beginning years of INNOVA Music, the parent company which produces the WalkaBout Drum. From developing and patenting a brand new musical instrument, to......

  • Lessons Learned From A Musical Instrument Start-Up Company. As we begin our third year as a company, there’s a lot to reflect on. From developing a brand new instrument, to starting a company, to introducing the WalkaBout Drum to the world, it’s been a wild......

  • Lessons Learned From A Musical Instrument Start-Up Company. INNOVA Music is beginning our third year as a company, and a lot has happened. We’ve released two WalkaBout Drum models, won a NAMM Best in Show, been granted multiple patents, and made a lot of music.......

  • Occasionally, we’ll be highlighting some of the amazing musicians who are beginning to incorporate the WalkaBout into their musical arsenals. Today, we’re excited to have Nashville session/touring musician, John Hammond, with us. WalkaBlog: Tell us a little about yourself. I began my professional music career......

  • One of the innovations unique to the WalkaBout Drum is the ability to change out sounds using what we call “SounDots.” SounDots quickly attach to the WalkaBout and provide alternative sounds to the instrument. For example, the SounDot Snare, which comes standard with each WalkaBout,......

  • One of the questions frequently asked about the WalkaBout Drum is, “why is it shaped like a guitar?” Great question, and there are a number of reasons why. The first is ergonomics. There’s something that just feels right about the shape of a guitar against......

  • The WalkaBout Drum is certainly a unique instrument—but it’s a versatile one too. Here are seven places that your WalkaBout will absolutely shine. 1. Open Mic Venues. Sitting in with a friend playing an open mic night? The WalkaBout drum plugs in and sounds great......

  • One of the great things about the WalkaBout drum is that it is mobile. Being able to wear it on a strap opens up a lot of possibilities for standing, moving, dancing, and interacting with your audience. And you can take this the next step......

  • Traffic was slow, so I was a little late. Fortunately, the band was already there and the PA was already set up. I sized up the gig—a small cafe venue with the band in the corner, but lots of people and lots of noise. Thankfully,......

  • Surprised? More like stunned! We’re thrilled that the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognized us with a huge honor this summer. During the Nashville NAMM Show, they gave us their Best In Show-Gotta Stock It! award. Out of all the guitars, keyboards, drums, and thousands......