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Roland SPD-SX 'Special Edition' Sample Pad [B STOCK]

Original price £787.00
Current price £699.00

The Roland SPD-SX Special Edition Sampling Pad is a compact and highly versatile, percussive sampling pad. Building on the success of the original Roland SPD-SX, the special edition version boasts an improved memory, expanded from 4GB to 16GB. The new, upgrade memory can now store up to 50 hours of mono samples; meaning you don't need to carry any external memory. As well as the improved memory, the SPD-SX Special Edition features a sparkling red finish. Just like the original, it retains its nine, velocity-sensitive rubber pads, featuring LED illumination for low-light environments. The sampling pad also features three integrated multi-effects processors for real-time sound processing. IN STOCK NOW


Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad

The Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad is one of the most popular sample pads of all time, mixing value with extreme versitility and function, the SPDS-X cultivates all of the features of the models before as well as some other features from it's brother and sister products in the Roland Range.

The Roland SPD-SX is at it's heart, a powerful Sample Pad. Having 9 Pressure sensitive and lit-up pads to be able to play on and trigger your samples. You can expand this through one of the 2 Stereo Trigger inputs (and my splitting these Stereo inputs you can get up to Four Seperate Mono Trigger inputs). Each of these pads can be set to run your own samples, or any of the 145 usable sounds already in the sample pad. These pads can have different playability setting as well, meaning you can set that them to trigger one at a time, or have a sound loop, or make a sample on/off. All very easily accessible via the onboard control surface.

In addition to this, you can 'pair' pads together so that you can play multiple different sounds at once. For exmaple, if you have a Drum Track , and you know that every time you hit the Drum Track, you want your Bass Track, you can pair the Drum Track to the Bass Trackso that whenever you hit the Drum Track, it also triggers the Bass Track, however whenever you hit the Bass Track, it wont trigger the Drum Track. This combination of pairing makes the unit incredibly versitile in how you set it up, meaning you can have multiple different instruments for different sections and phrases at songs in different combinations.

You can also record your own samples onto the pad itself using the jack input iself and then instantly store them onto any of the nine pads itself. The unit also has over 62 different effects which you can have in any combination on any part of the sample, you can control up to two parameters from these samples, on the two effect control knobs on the front of the unit. This means you can manipulate your samples on the go, and vocalists can use the SPD-SX to record samples and loop them and be able to manipulate them on the go.

Another powerful use of the system is it's "Sub" Output. Meaning that you can trigger two samples off of the sample pad but have them come out of two seperate outputs on the back. By splitting tracks in different MONO signals, and panning them left and right, you can have up to 4 different audio tracks coming out of one pad! Meaning one can fire off your Guitar, Bass, Vocal, and Extras in one shot at the same time! Perfect for running mulitple tracks on a backing track when playing live! By pairing multiple pads together, you can have a dozen sounds playing off one pad out nof up four outputs!

The pad also has LED lights on each of the Nine pads allowing easy navigation in dark venues as well as easy identification of what track is playing and when. The unit also features a powerful MIDI Matric, allowing you to take full advantage of MIDI in your setup. By adding a MIDI output signal to any of your Sample pads, it will fire of a signal that can do thousands of different things. If connected to DAW's like Ableton or logic, you can trigger external samples, or run shows with Start-Stop functionality, you can also use it into other MIDI devices to be able to change patches / change sounds on other instruments. The System itself can act as the basis for your entire show with ease!

In adition to this, it makes it very easy to run backing tracks off of this system for a band scenario. With it's 100 different patches, you can either set a Master Click track which you can control with the knobs on the front of the module which can change with each patch and fire off any of your samples as you wish, or you can run a click track on any of the 9 pads and be able to trigger other samples off in time with the click, or pair them together with Pad Pairing!

The SPD-SX is also incredibly easy to work with when loading samples. You can either connect it to a PC or Mac with the included USB cable and download the free "Wave Manger" program, and be able to "Drag and Drop" you samples straight into the pads. You can also adjust your 'Sub' outs, and be able to pair pads through this system. In addition to this, you can have samples on a USB stick and play them directly from the USB sticks. You have 4GB of onboard storage on the SPD-SX to do so!

SPECIAL EDITION

The Special edition rendition of the SPD-SX has a major cosmetic makeover, with the whole face of the unit now bright red. In addition to this, the amount of onboard storage has been beefed up to 16GB, giving it four times the amount of storage that prior available. Finally, the unit comes bundled with Ableton Live Lite, meaning that you can connect your SPD-SX up to a state of the art Live Programmer and DAW and be able to take your live show to the next level!

SPEC

  • MASTER OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
  • SUB OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
  • AUDIO IN jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type) (with LINE-MIC GAIN control)
  • TRIG IN jacks (1/2, 3/4) (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
  • FOOT SW jack (1/2) (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
  • MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
  • DC IN jack
  • COMPUTER connector
  • USB MEMORY connectorInterfaceHi-Speed USB (USB-MIDI, USB-AUDIO, USB Mass Storage Class, USB Flash Drive)Power SupplyDC 9 V (AC Adaptor)Current Draw600 mAAccessoriesCD-ROM (SPD-SX Wave Manager, USB driver, preload wave data)
  • Owner's Manual
  • AC Adaptor