The Meinl Turbo Slaptop Cajon is a conceptual step up to a new level. This model is designed to bring the striking surface up nearer to the player, for a more upright playing style. The sound projects forward into the audience from the sound port located on the front of the instrument, which is also convenient for microphone placement. High and low tones, as well as a snare effect are built into the sound board, both of which project forward. This Cajon has all of the outstanding acoustic properties of any standard Meinl Cajon with two sets of snares located on each side of the instrument, each having their own sound port. The turbo slap top Cajon is perfect for ample volume levels. Striking the sides and corners gives more slap and snap sounds, while playing in the middle of the surface delivers deep and boomy bass punches. Soft finger rolls are also easily achievable with its ultra-sensitive playing surface. Cajon are the perfect instrument to use for softer acoustic gigs when a full drum set cannot be used.