If a caixa and a repinique had a baby with would be this. A 12' x 12" repinique with snare strings.
You produce a different sound by playing the string side or the non-string side. The string side is like a deep caixa sound and the non-string side you get more tonal qualities of the repinique. The buzzy caixa sound is always there to some extent no matter which side you play.
If one thing was ever true about drummers is that they are obsessed with new sounds. There are a lot of sound possibilities on the repicaixa. So go forth my drummer friend! Have fun exploring!
IVSOM is always innovating! One if the latest products a repinique with snare strings!