Roland SPD-30 OctaPad Digital Percussion Pad, Black Overview
The Roland Octapad SPD-30 is a versatile and rugged electronic percussion pad featuring advanced triggering technology, customizable sounds, multi-effects, controllable phrase looping, expanded kits, and convenient kit chains, providing drummers and percussionists with endless creative possibilities for live performances and studio recordings.
Roland’s original Octapad revolutionized electronic percussion, providing drummers and percussionists with a compact and versatile solution. Now, the Octapad SPD-30 takes this legacy even further by combining essential electronic percussion sounds with cutting-edge triggering technology in a rugged design built for demanding performers.
Expanded Creative Possibilities with More Kits
Version 2 of the Octapad SPD-30 introduces 49 new kits, bringing the total number to 99. This expanded selection allows you to explore a wide range of drum sets, orchestral percussion, and traditional world instruments from various cultures. Whether you need the punchy sound of a drum kit or the melodic textures of instruments from India, the Middle East, Africa, China, or Latin America, the Octapad has you covered. You can even back up your own custom kit data and import it into Version 2.
Controllable Phrase Loop Function for Layered Loops
With the onboard Phrase Loop function, you can create and store layered loops and phrases instantly. Version 2 adds the ability to control the start of the Phrase Loop using pad velocity, button presses, or a footswitch (optional). You can toggle between solo play (Kit mode) and phrase play (Phrase Loop mode), opening up exciting performance and recording possibilities. The updated library includes 50 preset phrases, and you can save your own phrase data on a USB Memory for easy access.
Convenient Kit Chains for Live Performances
Version 2 also introduces Kit Chains, organized into eight banks based on musical styles and instrument categories. You can choose from Drum Kits, Percussion, Orchestra Perc, Club Sounds, Melodic Perc, Melodic Synth, Sound Effects, and Expanded Kits. These Kit Chains provide ready-to-play setups for live performances, and you can easily edit them to suit your specific needs on stage.
Output Gain Function for Increased Signal Strength
To ensure your performance cuts through the mix, Version 2 adds an Output Gain function to the Octapad SPD-30. This function offers a +6 dB boost, providing a stronger signal when needed and ensuring your sound is heard with clarity and impact.
Sound Customization and Multi-Effects
Unlike its predecessor, the Octapad SPD-30 is not just a MIDI controller—it comes loaded with its own internal bank of high-quality sounds. You have full control over tuning, muffling, attack, pitch sweep, and other sound parameters, allowing you to customize each instrument to your liking. Additionally, the multi-effects engine offers 30 types of internal effects, including EQ, limiter, and seven Ambience types, enabling you to shape your sound and add depth and character to your performances.
Advanced Triggering Technology for Expressive Playing
Benefiting from Roland’s advanced V-Drum triggering technology, the SPD-30 delivers exceptional sensitivity and precise response. Each pad is isolated, ensuring accurate triggering with no crosstalk. You can connect up to four dual-trigger inputs and a hi-hat controller (compatible with Roland FD-8, VH-11) to create a compact drum set using external pads from the Roland KD, PD, PDX, and CY series. Furthermore, the Octapad SPD-30 can also accept triggers from acoustic drums through Roland’s RT series, allowing you to integrate your acoustic and electronic setups seamlessly.
- Packed with new percussion sounds from around the world, plus 30 types of multi-effects
- The latest pad-sensing technology developed for V-Drums provides even and accurate pad triggering with excellent isolation between pads
- Four dual-trigger inputs plus hi-hat controller for adding pads to create a mini kit, or for accepting triggers from acoustic drums
- Phrase Loop function inspires your creativity; record your playing in real time and overdub up to three layers
- USB connectivity for MIDI and memory storage
- Large backlit LCD and pad indicator lights for easy operation onstage or in any environment
- Rugged, road-worthy design
- - Built-in Pads: 8
- * Four external trigger inputs are provided, allowing you to connect Pads.
- - 670
- - 50
- Kit Chain
- - 8 chains (20 steps per chain)
- Instrument Parameters
- - Tuning
- - Muffling
- - Soft Attack
- - Tone Color
- - Pitch Sweep
- - Volume
- - Pan
- - Reverse
- Effect Types
- - Ambience (7 Types), Equalizer, Limiter, Multi Effect (30 Types)
- Phrase Loop
- - Phrases: 50
- - Parts: 3
- - Tempo: 40 to 260
- - Resolution: 480 ticks per quarter note
- - Recording Method: Real-time
- - Maximum Note Storage: approx. 10,000 Notes
- - 160 x 160 dots Graphic Type LCD (Backlit LCD)
- - Pad Status Illumination x 8 (LED)
- - PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
- - OUTPUT Jacks (L (MONO), R) (1/4 inch phone type)
- - MIX IN Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
- - EXTERNAL TRIGGER INPUT Jacks x 4
- - HH CTRL Jack, FOOT SW Jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type)
- - MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
- - USB MEMORY Connector (for USB Memory)
- - USB MIDI Connector (for USB MIDI)
- Output Impedance
- - 1.0 k ohms
- Power Supply
- - AC Adaptor (DC 9 V)
- Current Draw
- - 600 mA
- - Owner's Manual
- - AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
- - Screws (M5 x 12 mm) x 4
- Options - Sold Separately
- - Pads (PD series, PDX series, BT-1)
- - Cymbals (CY series)
- - Kick Triggers (KD series)
- - Hi-Hats (VH-11)
- - Hi-Hat Control Pedal (FD series)
- - Pad Stand (PDS-10)
- - All-Purpose Clamp (APC-33)
- - Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT-30H, RT-30HR, RT-30K)
- - Pedal Switch (DP-2)
- - Foot Switch (FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7)
- - Personal Drum Monitor: PM-100, PM-200
- - V-Drums Accessory Package: DAP-3
- - V-Drums Mat: TDM-10
- - USB memory
- * Use USB memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other
- products are used.
- SIZE AND WEIGHT
- - Width 541 mm, 21-5/16 inches
- - Depth 272 mm, 10-3/4 inches
- - Height 88 mm, 3-1/2 inches
- - Weight 3.8 kg, 8 lbs. 7 oz.
- * Weight excludes AC Adaptor.
- In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.
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