The Roland SPD-S Sampling Pad is an affordable and easy way to add sampling to any percussion setup. A great alternative to acoustic triggers and a rack sampler, the SPD-S lets you record CD-quality samples and play them back instantly using six pads and three edge triggers. Naturally, the SPD-S also includes preset sounds and effects so you can start playing immediately.
Roland SPD-S Features
The Easy Way to Sample
- Compact percussion multi-pad with CD-quality sampling
- Play any 8 sounds simultaneously via 6 pads and 3 edge triggers
- Up to 380 seconds of 44.1kHz user sampling (95 seconds in Fine mode)
- 200 User waveforms and 120 “ready-to-play” Preset waveforms
- Resampling function and onboard pattern sequencer
- 28 multi-effects and ambience add dimension to sounds
- Wave memory expandable via optional Compact Flash cards
- Mounts easily to conventional drum stands and hardware
Until now, integrating custom drum sounds into a percussionist’s setup meant configuring complicated drum triggers and a MIDI module. That’s why Roland developed the SPD-S Sampling Pad—to give drummers and percussionists an easier and more affordable way to trigger sampled drum sounds and loops. With its generous sampling time, CD-quality sound, and time-tested rubber pads and edge triggers, there’s never been a better way to play custom drum sounds!
120 Preset Sounds At the Ready
While the SPD-S lets you sample up to 200 User waveforms, it’s nice to know there are plenty of Preset sounds available at any given moment. In fact, the SPD-S contains over 120 Presets covering everything from acoustic and electronic drums to percussion and sound effects. Combine the onboard sounds with your own sampled sounds and loops to create the ultimate drum kit. A sampling CD is included to get you started.
Create Your Own Phrases and Effects
The SPD-S includes a powerful multi-effects processor with 28 algorithms and unique ambience effects, giving you the power to sculpt any Preset or User sound into something entirely new. Once you’ve created an effected sound, you can resample the waveform freeing the effects for something else. Drummers can even create original phrase loops using the onboard pattern sequencer and resampling function—just sequence a pattern and resample the output. Now the entire sequence can be triggered like a phrase loop from one of the pads! With tools like these, drummers can take their playing further than ever before.
Expansion is key with the SPD-S. Start with a Compact Flash slot for expanding sampling time and storing waveform data. An External Trigger input lets drummers add an optional drum pad in either a head or head/rim configuration. And with MIDI In and Out, the SPD-S can function as a trigger for external modules or be used in studio setups with a sequencer.
Included accessories are an owner's manual, AC Adaptor (ACI-120C/ACI-230C/ACB-230E/ACB-240A), Sampling CD, Slit Tape, Screw x2, Hexagon Wrench.