This year at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Austin, TX, Innovative Percussion, Inc. will be unveiling two new models to my signature line of keyboard mallets.

The 1003x marimba mallet is a souped up version of the popular 1003 model with added weight for projection and strength conditioning. The 1008 is a new spin on my super-sized xylophone mallet. It's made of the same material but has a newly formulated internal weight formulated to produce a full sound with a similar warm, non-brittle character as the 1007, but with a smaller-sized head.