Chroma Drums, created by Portland based artisan Micheal Langdon, are high quality steel tongue drums that don't sound like any other steel tongue drum you have ever heard. How? Chroma Drums are artfully crafted with a very effective dampening system that you will not find in any other maker around the world, giving Chroma Drums a unique timbre, so you hear the drum "sing" and not "ding" with the unattractive tanky sound found on many similar types of melodic drums. Each note is able to breath, it feels softer and more pronounced like a real instrument. The bottoms are also all sealed for enhanced resonance.
We are excited to highlight Chroma Drum here at Beautiful Sounds for people to enjoy years of music making bliss and joy. Absolutely anyone can play these instruments with no prior musical experience!
All Chroma Drums are unique playable works of art. The coloring and markings on any drum on this site were created by hand by the artisan during the making process, and no drum will look exactly like another......your custom drum will be created in the same spirit and be the only one like it in the world! All photos are of actual Beautiful Sounds customers and friends
Choose among the following basic finishes as a foundation for your custom drum:
Golden Eye (color bloom in center, line grind)
Tesla (wavy grind)
Peacock (spot coloring on tongues, no grind)
Maelstrom (vortex grind, eye of the storm effect)
LISTEN the following scales available for your custom Chroma Drum: