Roland SPD-SX Pro Sampling Pad Overview
Flagship Roland sampling pad with nine playing surfaces, eight external trigger inputs, color display, customizable pad LEDs, onboard effects, and more.
The Roland SPD-SX PRO sets the industry standard as the flagship sampling pad for professional musicians. Renowned for its ability to trigger live samples, control external software, and play backing tracks, the SPD-SX PRO has established itself as the go-to electronic tool in the market. Its reputation for reliability, durability, and ease of use has made it a staple in live performances.
Enhanced Performance and Versatility
Featuring nine ultra-responsive rubber pads, two real-time control knobs, and four effects buttons, the SPD-SX PRO offers a wide range of expressive possibilities. Expand your kit by connecting dual triggers or single triggers, as it is compatible with nearly all Roland Triggers. The intuitive interface, combined with the large backlit LCD screen, allows for easy navigation and manipulation of menus and samples in real time.
A Massive Library of Sounds and Extensive Storage
With an impressive internal memory of 32 GB, the SPD-SX PRO can store approximately 44 hours of crystal-clear 48 kHz/16-bit stereo audio. This vast storage capacity ensures that you can carry your entire music catalogue for multiple gigs without any storage worries. Additionally, the SPD-SX PRO supports WAV, AIFF, and MP3 file formats, automatically converting them to its native 48 kHz/16-bit audio format for seamless integration.
Expanded Connectivity and Audio Outputs
The SPD-SX PRO offers enhanced connectivity options to meet the demands of professional musicians. It features two-channel balanced stereo master outputs, along with four fully assignable mono audio outputs, allowing for six individual audio feeds. This flexibility enables you to send any pad to any output, providing optimal mixing flexibility. The inclusion of an assignable stereo headphones output further enhances your monitoring capabilities.
Customization and Performance Features
The SPD-SX PRO introduces customizable pad-dividing LED lights, illuminating all nine pads on dark stages and eliminating the need for gaffer tape. Assign different colors to specific pads, such as kicks, snares, backing tracks, and clicks, to easily differentiate them. The large color screen provides essential real-time information, including sample layers, sample names, playback progress, and more. The SPD-SX PRO also boasts ultra-responsive pads with improved sensitivity and crosstalk protection, ensuring accurate and consistent performance.
Unleash Your Creativity with Effects and Sequencing
Take your performance to new heights with the onboard effects engines, offering a range of high-quality processing options. Assign effects to pads or external trigger inputs within each kit, allowing for real-time manipulation and adding depth to your sound. The SPD-SX PRO also features a 16-step pad sequencer, streamlining your performance preparation and enabling the coordination of different pads in a sequence. Additionally, pad linking and mute groups allow for unlimited track combinations and seamless transitions.
Effortless Control and Editing
The dedicated SPD-SX PRO App from Roland Cloud provides an intuitive platform for managing your sounds. Easily import audio, edit sound parameters, and adjust playback settings via USB on your computer. The app allows for drag-and-drop sample organization, kit creation, and real-time editing, simplifying the workflow. The SPD-SX PRO also supports expression control with expanded trigger inputs, enabling you to connect a hi-hat controller or an expression pedal for real-time effects control during performances.
Elevate Your Performance with Roland SPD-SX PRO
With its unparalleled performance capabilities, extensive sound library, and advanced features, the SPD-SX PRO empowers you to deliver a memorable and dynamic live performance. Its robust construction and road-tested durability make it the ideal companion for professional musicians, ensuring it stands up to the rigours of the stage. Experience the ultimate sampling pad that sets the standard for professional musicians—the Roland SPD-SX PRO.
- Nine pads with Roland’s advanced trigger technology, including six large pads and three top-row shoulder pads
- High-visibility, horizontal and vertical LEDs with multi-color customization
- Increased shoulder pad sensitivity and improved crosstalk performance
- 4.3-inch color display for easy navigation and viewing during performance
- Import 48/44.1 kHz (16-/24-/32-bit) WAV/AIFF files and MP3s (32–320 kbps) with automatic conversion to 48 kHz/16-bit upon loading
- Stereo main output, four direct mono outputs, balanced for easy mixing on stage
- Connectivity for up to eight external individual triggers/pads (four stereo triggers or eight mono triggers with Y-cables)
- Dedicated SPD-SX PRO App for Windows/Mac for easy importing, managing samples, and deep kit editing
- 32 GB of internal storage for samples, backing tracks, and click tracks
- Input for hi-hat or footswitch expression control
- Connect hi-hats, kick, and snare for a ‘mini drum kit’ setup
- Up to 200 kit patches (43 erasable preset kits and 157 user kits)
- Over 1550 pre-loaded, high-quality samples and sounds
- 16-step pad sequencer function
- Onboard effects engine with up to four effects in parallel, plus side chain with output routing
- Built-in click/metronome
- Create in real time by recording performances as WAV files and assigning them to pads
- Pads: Built-in pads: 9 (with PAD LED, Vertical LED) * Four external trigger inputs are provided, allowing you to connect up to eight pads with Y cable.
- Maximum Polyphony: 32 voices (included click voices)
- Number of Recordable Wave Data: 20,000 *Including preload data
- Internal storage: Size: 32 GB *Including preload data
- Sampling Time: Sampling from AUDIO IN : 60 minutes per sample / Resampling : 10 minutes per sample
- Data Format: 16-bit linear
- Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
- Import Format: WAV, AIFF, MP3
- Kits: 200
- Preload wave: Factory preloaded samples: 1,550 or more
- Setlist: 32 (32 steps per SET LIST)
- Kit Effects: Layer Equalizer : each pad (Layer A/B independently) / Layer Transient : each pad (Layer A/B independently) / Multi-Effects (53 types) : 4 systems / Side Chain Compressor : 1 system
- System Effects: Master Effects (53 types) / Master Compressor / Master Equalizer
- Number of USB Audio Record/Playback Channels: Sampling Rate (Original): 48 kHz / Sampling Rate (with Sampling rate converter): 96 kHz, 44.1 kHz / Record: 8 channels / Playback: 12 channels
- Display: Graphic color LCD 4.3 inch
- Connectors: PHONES jack : Stereo 1/4-inch phone type / MASTER OUT (L, R)jacks (BALANCED) : 1/4-inch TRS phone type / DIRECT OUT jack x 4 (BALANCED) : 1/4-inch TRS phone type / AUDIO IN jack : Stereo 1/4-inch phone type (with Volume control) / TRIG IN jack x 4 (1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8) : 1/4-inch TRS phone type / FOOT SW jack x 1 (1/2) : 1/4-inch TRS phone type / HH CTRL/EXPRESSION jack x 1 : 1/4-inch TRS phone type / MIDI (IN, OUT/THRU) connectors / USB COMPUTER port : USB B (High-Speed USB, USB-AUDIO, USB-MIDI, App) / USB MEMORY port : USB A (High-Speed USB, Backup Save/Load, Sample Import/Export) / DC IN jack
- Power Supply: DC 12V (AC Adaptor)
- Current Draw: 1,500 mA
- Accessories: Quick Start / Leaflet "Read Me First" / Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY/IMPORTANT NOTES" / AC Adaptor
- Options (sold separately): Pads (PD series, PDX series, BT-1) / Cymbals (CY series) / Hi-Hat (VH-10, VH-11) / Kick Triggers (KD series, KT series) / Pad Stand (PDS-20, PDS-10) / All-Purpose Clamp (APC-33) / Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT-30K, RT-30HR, RT-30H) / Hi-Hat Pedal (FD-8, FD-9, VH-10, HV-11) / Expression Pedal (BOSS EV-30) / Pedal Switch (DP-2) / Foot Switch (BOSS FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7) / Y cable (PCS-31L)
- USB Flash Memory
- Width: 360 mm / 14-3/16 inches
- Depth: 330.3 mm / 13-1/16 inches
- Height: 92.9 mm / 3-11/16 inches
- Weight: 3.0 kg / 6 lbs 10 oz (excluding AC Adaptor)
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