Roland SPDSX - Sampling Pad

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The new SPD-SX Sampling Pad puts powerful sample creation and playback under your sticks with innovative audio-capturing features expressive playability three multi-effects engines and much more. The perfect addition to any acoustic or electronic drum kit percussion setup DJ booth or keyboard rig the SPD-SX is equally at home on the live stage in the recording studio pre-production suite or dance club. The SPD-SX takes many of the proven concepts from its predecessor and raises them to a new level. Whether you're firing off one-shot samples looped phrases or complete audio playback tracks the SPD-SX is loaded with the latest technology and tools to get the job done with speed precision and convenience. Enjoy the most advanced triggering and sampling technology in a sleek easy-to-use percussion instrument.

  • Unique sampling-pad concept mdash; the only instrument of its kind in the world
  • 4 GB internal memory enabling approximately 720 minutes of sampling (mono) without requiring external memory
  • Nine velocity-sensitive rubber pads two external dual-trigger inputs
  • Easy capturing and assignment of audio data through Multi-Pad Sampling
  • Three units of multi-effects onboard with two real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons
  • Individual Pad Dynamics indicators show pad status and audio-level activity during performance
  • Expanded USB functionality (USB Mass Storage USB MIDI/AUDIO USB Memory)
  • Wave Manager software included for easily importing assigning and organizing samples
  • Large backlit LCD
The Playing Field

The SPD-SX is equipped with nine highly sensitive rubber pads with two independent real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons. Roland’s most advanced triggering technology ensures the ultimate in accuracy and fully dynamic performance` while a large backlit LCD provides easy-to-read data in all varieties of environments. Each pad has a companion LED that illuminates to show the pad’s status. When you trigger sample phrases` the LEDs remain lit to show you which pads are in play and which are not. In addition` the LEDs change illumination strength according to audio-level activity (similar to level meters on a mixing board). The high-contrast red divider lines help you see the pad zones clearly onstage.

Improved Playability and Functionality

Today` increasing numbers of drummers and percussionists need to incorporate audio samples into their performance. The SPD-SX will satisfy their increasing requirements with essential features such as individual click output routing` dedicated volume controls` Pad Check function` individual Sub Out` and more.

Onboard Effects

The SPD-SX has three multi-effects units onboard: one master unit and two units that are assignable per kit. The master effects engine lets you perform in real time like a DJ using the dedicated front-panel controls. Get your hands on the filter` delay` short looper` and user-assignable effect — all of which can be creatively adjusted with the four front-panel buttons and two control knobs.

Multi-Pad Sampling

There’s much more to the SPD-SX than meets the eye. A powerful-yet-friendly lineup of features has been built into this little powerhouse` such as Multi-Pad Sampling. While audio streams in from an external audio player or computer (via Audio In or USB)` simply strike each pad at the appropriate start/end points` and the sample will be automatically truncated and assigned to that pad. It’s a fast` friendly way to create multi-sampled phrases and pad maps.

SPD-SX Wave Manager Software Included

The SPD-SX’s generous internal memory (4 GB) lets you store and carry your entire sample library inside. With no external memory required` you can house approximately 720 minutes of audio (10`000 files) at 16-bit` 44.1 kHz` mono. The built-in USB ports let you directly import audio files from USB flash memory. The bundled SPD-SX Wave Manager software app lets you import audio files directly from computer via USB` assign the samples to each pad` and organize the thousands of samples efficiently.

n>Size and WeightWidth364 mm
14-3/8 inchesDepth331 mm
13-1/16 inchesHeight94 mm
3-3/4 inchesWeight2.5 kg
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