There are plenty of digital percussion devices on the market that claim to be customizable. Sure, you might be able to edit, but true customization comes from the ability to import your own sounds. Roland gives you that power and flexibility with the SPD::ONE WAV PAD. Use the USB port to import your own WAV samples by simply dragging and dropping your files from your PC or Mac onto the icon that appears on your desktop. A whopping 360 minutes of stereo audio — full-length backing tracks, one-shot samples, or any combination thereof — can be loaded and played in just seconds. Samples can also be triggered in a variety of ways using selectable playback options, such as Polyphonic, Monophonic, Phrase Alt, or Loop Alt.
Whether you play the Roland SPD::ONE WAV PAD with sticks, hands, or feet, you’ll experience accurate, reliable response thanks to its adjustable Sensitivity and Threshold dials located on the side panel. Sound selection and fine-tuning, as well as variable effects settings, are accessible using one of four multi-function knobs located right on the top panel. And don’t worry about stomping on the SPD::ONE WAV PAD’s durable rubber pad and metal chassis, because they’re built to withstand the punishment!
The compact and lightweight Roland SPD::ONE WAV PAD is easily transportable and takes up minimal space in your carry bag and performance area. Use it on the floor or on a tabletop, or mount it to just about any stand with the included adapter. Drummers, percussionists, guitarists, DJs, and vocalists alike will find that the SPD::ONE WAV PAD is a simple, affordable, and effective way to enhance their live performances and studio recordings. .
Roland SPD ONE WAV PAD Features
Sticks, Hands, or Feet — Play It Any Way You Like!
- Light, compact digital percussion pad that can be played with drumsticks, hands, or feet
- Import your original WAV sound data by connecting to a computer via USB and dragging and dropping files
- Internal 4 GB drive can hold up to 360 minutes of stereo audio
- Edit and control your sounds easily with just four knobs
- Powered by batteries (4 x AA) or AC adapter
- Main output (mono) and headphones output (stereo) for monitoring
- USB-MIDI enables use as a pad controller for music software
- Can be floor or tabletop mounted, or fitted to drum hardware and mic stands using the included mounting adapter
Are you a drummer who likes to play with sticks? You’ll love the SPD::ONE WAV PAD’s natural feel and rebound. A percussionist who prefers to use their hands? Play with a lighter touch and save your palms and fingers. Or perhaps you’re a guitarist or keyboardist whose hands are otherwise engaged and needs to stomp out a rhythm? The Roland SPD::ONE WAV PAD is easily adjustable for any playing technique, thanks to pad Sensitivity and trigger Threshold dials located right on the side panel.
Import Entire Songs, Backing Tracks, and Clicks
Bands on a budget or those performing in venues with limited space will love the enhanced production capabilities offered by Roland’s SPD::ONE WAV PAD. Can’t afford to add a keyboardist or background vocalists? No way to fit that horn section on the stage? Just record their parts, save as WAV files, and import them via USB into the SPD::ONE WAV PAD. It’s as simple as dragging and dropping from your PC or Mac. With up to five solid hours of stereo recording time, you’ll have plenty of storage space for the entire night’s repertoire.
Keeping the band in sync with your backing tracks is easy too. Simply create click tracks in your DAW to accompany your backing tracks — the SPD::ONE WAV PAD will automatically route the click to its high-output headphone jack for loud and clear stage monitoring, while the backing track is fed to the main outputs for the PA. You can even balance the mix between the backing and click tracks using the Mix knob.
Layer Audio Files or Use Velocity Switching for Ultimate Expressivity
At its most basic, anyone can operate the Roland SPD::ONE WAV PAD with ease. Load one-shot samples or entire songs, and trigger with one hit — that’s about as straightforward and uncomplicated as a sampler can be. But for those of you who like to get a bit more creative, the SPD::ONE WAV PAD can also handle some seriously inventive setups.
Layer up to three samples and trigger them all at once. Want to hear a snare drum combined with a tambourine and hand claps? How about a kick drum with a short bass riff and vocal phrase? The possibilities are limited only by your sample library — and your imagination.
The SPD ONE WAV PAD’s rubber pad with adjustable Trigger and Threshold settings can even play different samples at different velocities. For example, you can trigger a closed hi-hat by striking gently, and an open hi-hat when you hit harder. Now THAT’S expressivity!
A Great Fit for Any Setup
At just 2-1/4” high, 5-9/16” wide, and 6-5/16” deep, the ultra-compact SPD ONE WAV PAD can easily fit into any stage or studio setup without having to move your existing gear. Place it on a tabletop, the floor, or any solid surface. Clamp it to a hi-hat stand, cymbal stand, tom stand, or even a mic stand* using the supplied mounting adapter. You can even roam the stage with the SPD ONE WAV PAD, since it’s capable of operating on just four AA batteries.
* Fits stand rod diameters from 8.0-12.7 mm.
Four Knobs + Zero Submenus = No Headaches
With a simple user interface consisting of just four knobs and two dials, the SPD ONE WAV PAD is a snap to operate. Simply select a sound by turning the Bank knob to one of 12 positions; then strike, slap, or stomp. Everything you need to control your samples is right there at your fingertips via four knobs located on the top panel. There are no complex submenus or clumsy button sequences to disturb the flow of your performance.
Play Software-Based Drum and Percussion Sounds via USB or MIDI
Are you using a computer DAW and wish that you could actually play software-based drum and percussion sounds manually? The Roland SPD ONE WAV PAD can be connected to a Mac or PC via its onboard USB port and be used as a pad controller for your computer DAW. Helpful hint: Turn off your software’s quantization to achieve an even more realistic “live performance feel” for your drum tracks.