Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad Overview
The professional way to trigger sounds and complement your acoustic drums onstage.
The Roland SPD-SX has earned its reputation as the go-to sample pad for professional musicians. This highly acclaimed electronic tool allows you to trigger live samples, backing tracks, and control external software with ease. Renowned for its reliability, durability, and user-friendly design, the SPD-SX has become an essential instrument in the music industry.
Unleash Your Creativity with Advanced Features
The SPD-SX is equipped with nine ultra-sensitive rubber pads, two real-time control knobs, and four effects buttons, providing you with the tools to express your musical ideas with precision. Expand your kit by connecting two dual triggers or four single triggers, and rest assured that the SPD-SX is compatible with nearly all Roland Triggers, allowing you to tailor your setup to your specific needs.
Intuitive Navigation and Seamless Performance
Navigate effortlessly through menus and samples using the large backlit LCD screen. The screen not only provides easy access to different functions but also displays waveforms of the samples you’re creating, editing, or manipulating in real-time.
Create Set Lists and Kit Chains to ensure smooth transitions during your live performances, all while enjoying the convenience of patch remain. Take advantage of hands-free operation by using an external footswitch such as the Boss FS-6, allowing you to focus on your performance.
Ample Memory and Convenient Audio Import
With an internal memory of 4 GB, the SPD-SX provides ample storage space for approximately 360 minutes in stereo (720 minutes in mono) or up to 10,000 files.
The included SPD-SX Wave Manager software app allows you to import audio files directly from your computer via USB, simplifying the process of organizing and managing your sample library. Additionally, you can store multiple backup versions, enabling you to quickly swap in and out the samples you need for different applications. You can even use a USB flash drive for seamless access to your samples.
Seamless Integration into Your Studio Setup
The SPD-SX seamlessly integrates into your studio setup with its built-in USB Audio/MIDI interface. Record, sample, and trigger software sounds directly from the unit, eliminating the need for additional equipment. The Audio Input feature allows you to sample audio directly onto the pad without the requirement of a computer, making it a versatile and convenient tool for music production.
Unleash Your Performance Potential with Roland SPD-SX
With its unmatched playability, enhanced functionality, and onboard effects, the SPD-SX sets the standard for sample pads in the industry. Each of the nine highly sensitive rubber pads, accompanied by LED status indicators, ensures accuracy and fully dynamic performance.
The large backlit LCD provides easy-to-read data in any environment, while the high-contrast red divider lines enhance visibility on stage. Take advantage of essential features such as individual click output routing, dedicated volume controls, Pad Check function, and individual Sub Out to elevate your playing experience.
Create Dynamic Performances with Onboard Effects
The SPD-SX features three onboard multi-effects units, including a master unit and two assignable units per kit. Perform like a DJ in real-time using the dedicated front-panel controls to manipulate the filter, delay, short looper, and user-assignable effect. The four front-panel buttons and two control knobs give you creative freedom to shape your sound and add unique textures to your performances.
Unlock Creative Possibilities with Multi-Pad Sampling
The SPD-SX offers more than meets the eye with its powerful yet user-friendly features. Multi-Pad Sampling allows you to create multi-sampled phrases and pad maps effortlessly. Simply strike each pad at the appropriate start and end points while audio streams in from an external audio player or computer (via Audio In or USB). The sample will be automatically truncated and assigned to the corresponding pad, providing a fast and friendly way to create dynamic and expressive performances.
Effortless Management of Your Sample Library
The SPD-SX’s generous internal memory of 4 GB eliminates the need for external storage devices, allowing you to store and carry your entire sample library with ease. This translates to approximately 720 minutes of audio (10,000 files) at 16-bit, 44.1 kHz, mono.
The built-in USB ports enable direct import of audio files from USB flash memory, providing convenient access to your samples. The bundled SPD-SX Wave Manager software app further streamlines the management process by allowing you to import audio files directly from your computer via USB, assign samples to each pad, and efficiently organize your vast collection of samples.
- Unique sampling-pad concept - the only instrument of its kind in the world
- 4 GB internal memory, enabling approximately 360 minutes of sampling (mono) without requiring external memory
- Nine velocity-sensitive rubber pads, two external dual-trigger inputs
- Easy capturing and assignment of audio data through Multi-Pad Sampling
- Three units of multi-effects onboard, with two real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons
- Individual Pad Dynamics indicators show pad status and audio-level activity during performance
- Expanded USB functionality (USB Mass Storage, USB MIDI/AUDIO, USB Memory)
- Wave Manager software included for easily importing, assigning, and organizing samples
- Large backlit LCD
- - Built-in Pads: 9 (with LED Indicators)
- * Two external trigger inputs are provided, allowing you to connect up to four Pads.
- Maximum Polyphony
- - 20 voices
- * Maximum polyphony becomes 16 voices according as an operating state.
- Number of Recordable Wave Data
- - 10,000
- * Including preload wave data.
- Sampling Time (Total time for all wave data)
- - Approx. 360 min. in stereo (720 min. in mono)
- * Since the internal memory included with the SPD-SX contains preload data, the available sampling time will be less than the time above.
- Data Format
- - 16-bit linear PCM (WAV/AIFF)
- Sampling Frequency
- - 44.1 kHz
- - 100
- Kit Chain
- - 8 chains (20 steps per chain)
- - Master Effects (21 Types)
- - Equalizer
- - Kit Effect 1 (20 Types)
- - Kit Effect 2 (20 Types)
- - Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
- - PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
- - 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 connector
- - Hi-Speed USB (USB-MIDI, USB-AUDIO, USB Mass Storage Class, USB Flash Drive)
- Power Supply
- - DC 9 V (AC Adaptor) PSB-1U
- Current Draw
- - 600 mA
- - CD-ROM (SPD-SX Wave Manager, USB driver, preload wave data)
- - Owner's Manual
- - AC Adaptor
- Options (sold separately)
- - Pads (PD series, PDX series)
- - Cymbals (CY series)
- - Kick Triggers (KD series)
- - Pad Stand (PDS-10)
- - All-Purpose Clamp (APC-33)
- - Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT-30H, RT-30HR, RT-30K)
- - Pedal Switch (DP-2)
- - Footswitch (BOSS FS-5U, BOSS FS-6)
- - Personal Drum Monitor (PM-10, PM-30)
- - USB Flash Memory
- * Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
- SIZE AND WEIGHT
- - Width 364 mm, 14-3/8 inches
- - Depth 331 mm, 13-1/16 inches
- - Height 94 mm, 3-3/4 inches
- - Weight 2.5 kg, 5 lbs. 9 oz.
- *0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
- 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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