Roland SP-404 MKII Creative Sampler

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Roland SP-404 MKII Creative Sampler Overview

The SP-404MKII is the latest, and most powerful, addition to Roland’s highly acclaimed range of Performance Samplers. Roland SP Samplers are celebrated for their ability to create rapid-fire beats on the fly, with many of Roland’s iconic synth/drum sounds included.

After years of development, Roland has taken on board feedback from users and artists alike to help make the SP-404MKII the ultimate SP Sampler ever. The SP-404MKII features 17 new ultra-expressive pads, updated knobs for smooth hands-on control, expanded effects and a vivid OLED display.

Previous users of the older SP Samplers will love the faster workflow, with the SP-404MKII offering quicker startup and memory loading times than any other Roland Sampler to have gone before. You’ll also find 16GB storage, rapid sample editing and a compact, ultra-lightweight design (2.7 lb./1.1 kg) with versatile power options: USB-C, mobile battery (via USB-C port), six AA batteries or AC adaptor (included).

As well as feeling right at home with the intuitive layout and classic SP effects, Roland has revamped the workflow of both the sampler and sequencer for easier beat-making. You’ll now find Skip Back Sampling for quick performance capture, DJ mode to mix beats live, and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your music.

OLED Display

The SP-404MKII features a substantial upgrade to the screen, now sporting a Graphic OLED display. You can use this to view waveforms to help with editing, gain full access to the menus for quicker navigation and much more. As an SP Sampler is made to be used during live performances, the screen is backlit, so it’s easy to see in low, moody stage lighting!

Ultra-Expressive Pads, Plus Dynamics!

The 17 RGB Pads and control knobs that feature on the SP-404MKII have had a huge upgrade compared to previous models. They feature a “no-click” design, making for the smoothest playability and hands-on control yet.

17 pads, you ask?! The SP-404MKII features the usual 16 performance pads you would expect to find on a top-spec sampler, but Roland have snuck on an additional Sub Pad. Use the Sub Pad to control velocity, so you can add an even more human feel to your beats. The SP-404MKII also has 32 note polyphony, meaning it’s able to handle performances from even the most advanced users.

Each project on the SP-404MKII has a pattern sequencer able to cope with a maximum of 64 bars. You can also max use of any of the 144 pre-loaded high-quality, professionally recorded samples and patterns. That being said, a sampler is for the creatives and encourages you to use your own samples.

All about effects.

Process, flip, and twist your sounds with legendary SP effects and a selection of new classics. SP staples like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper are now joined with powerful additions that include Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator. Layer and route multiple simultaneous bus effects for intricate sound textures, or plug into the mic/guitar input and jam with ready-to-go Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects.

Performance-tuned sequencing.

The SP-404MKII gives you the flexibility to create patterns with a unique feel and energy. There’s adjustable input quantize and shuffle for custom swing, Pad-Link for firing off multiple samples with a single tap, a Roll button for variable note repeat, and BPM-per-bank for instant tempo changes. It’s also possible to organize patterns for different sets and chain them together to automate playback. With your hands freed up, you can stretch out on the SP effects controls or let rip on your favourite synth.

Sound stash.

Dive into beat making with the pre-loaded sounds in the SP-404MKII’s blazing-fast 16 GB of internal memory. There’s a huge collection of curated samples to choose from and plenty of room to augment them with your private sound stash. And you can now load even more sounds at once, with 160 samples across each project for expanded performance and beatmaking combinations.

Break beats. Not banks.

You shouldn’t need to take out a bank loan to make beats or produce tracks. The SP-404MKII is more powerful and more affordable than ever, making it easy to add its rapid workflow and characteristic sound to your existing setup. And with all it can do, the SP-404MKII may be the only piece you need for production and performance.

Customize it.

You work hard to be a unique artist—so why play on cookie-cutter gear that looks like everyone else’s? Personalize your SP-404MKII with your own style or branding for a look that’s as distinctive as your sound. Grab the faceplate template to create custom overlays, style your startup screen with personalized logos, or select a screensaver that matches your vibe.

SP-404MKII App, Sample Packs, and more on Roland Cloud.

Download the SP-404MKII App from Roland Cloud Manager to go even deeper with your Mac or Windows computer. Access more detailed waveform editing, assign samples to pads, and import MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects for remixing and updating. And while you’re there, check out our exclusive Beatmaker Sample Pack series for more sonic material from legendary sound designers and musicians to inspire your next production.


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Rated 5.00 out of 5 12/6/2023

Wow, what superb piece of kit! You need to invest the time into it, and lots of potential uses!


Rated 5.00 out of 5 09/6/2023

I own this unit for a week now - so far great experience. Easy, intuitive workflow, fantastic features, solid build quality.


Rated 5.00 out of 5 29/3/2023

Much improved over the previous Roland sampler, much easier to use but has a lot more features.

Jason Ross

Rated 4.00 out of 5 15/11/2022

Really great product. Close to five stars for the device and four stars for the included samples. The SP404 mk2 is really excellent since the last update. I would recommend for many uses.


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