The LP Qube is actually a very high-tech approach to shaker design. A unique internal-baffle design produces a multitude of shaker effects…all depending on what direction the “box” is moved in. Forward-and-back creates one sound; side-to-side creates another. Spin your wrist to shake it in a circular pattern and you get a double-timed version of both. The rhythmic potential is virtually limitless. LP’s designers spent long hours experimenting with shell thickness, fill material, internal baffle design, and several other construction elements that make the Qube unique. The result is a perfect compromise between functionality and musicality. And just to make things more interesting, the Qube is available in two sizes and sounds. The small (LP460-S) “studio” version (2-3/8" per edge) has a delicate sound; the larger (LP460-L) “live” model (2-3/4" per edge) produces a sharper attack with more penetration.