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Item Reviews for: Roland SPD30 Octapad Total Digital Percussion Pad  -  ROL SPD30 LIST

Great Product, does what I need it to do
By: Carl F. from Denver, CO      Submitted: 4/4/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Extremely well made. Updated to version 2 of the firmware without issue. Have yet to have any problem with product. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Sounds are top notch, love the phrase loop function, although it can be a little tough to dial in tempo on setting loops at first. It would be nice to be able to use at least a few of your own samples, but Roland has another flagship product for this. I purchased a snare trigger and kick drum trigger to beef up my live acoustic kit, and they work great. Sound How is the tone? The samples sound great and there are tons of them... General Your general opinion of this product. I purchased this to run some on stage phrase loops, to beef up my acoustic set on a few songs with triggers, and use for recording. It excels at all of the above. Value Was this item an overall good value? yes Appearance Appearance the pads scuff up but are easily cleaned just like the rubber v-drum pads.
Tons of great sounds!
By: scott from urbana, il      Submitted: 6/27/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Seems solid, well made. Just bought an SPD30 to replace a Roland TD4 that I bought in 1996- and still works fine. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? I'm a guitar player. When electronic drums became available in the 90s I thought "these are gonna be great for home recording"- and they still are. Huge sounds direct in. Great for people who resist programming/drum software. Sound How is the tone? Sounds like the diverse world we live in. Rock players may complain about the lack of dedicated rock "kits". But those can be easily created and altered. The layers of sound possibilities are endless! General Your general opinion of this product. Fun to play and edit. Contains many sounds I had never really "considered", and gets me experimenting... Value Was this item an overall good value? I'm older. I think all equipment is underpriced! (Ha!) The ease of recording great drum sounds make this thing priceless. (Same goes for the Line 6.) Appearance Appearance Nice size and look. Pads feel great and are responsive. The white model has an Apple look to it- goes great with a Mac. I did not buy the stand- I'm using a small table which works fine- but I do like how it looks on the stand.
An Extrenely Useful Tool
By: Ruxy Muzik from Muskegon, Michigan, davidrucks@hotmail.com      Submitted: 10/9/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I have only owned it for a short time, but yes I am very comfortable with the workmanship. It feels sturdy and not fragile. Sound How is the tone? The sounds are amazing, and what is cool is that you can tune them all to just the depth or timbre you want. An awesome feature!! Value Was this item an overall good value? Yes, without a doubt. With the addition of all of the sounds that it brings to the table, it is well worth the money
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