Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad

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The Ultimate Percussive Sampling Instrument! Get it from Sam Ash Direct for the lowest price with fast, Free Shipping!

The new SPD-SX Sampling Pad puts powerful sample creation and playback under your sticks with innovative audio-capturing features, expressive playability, three multi-effects engines, and much more. The perfect addition to any acoustic or electronic drum kit, percussion setup, DJ booth, or keyboard rig, the SPD-SX is equally at home on the live stage, in the recording studio, pre-production suite, or dance club.

The ROLAND SPD-SX takes many of the proven concepts from its predecessor (the very successful SPD-X) and raises them to a new level. Whether you’re firing off one-shot samples, looped phrases, or complete audio playback tracks, the SPD-SX is loaded with the latest technology and tools to get the job done with speed, precision, and convenience. Enjoy the most advanced triggering and sampling technology in a sleek, easy-to-use percussion instrument.

Here are some of the features!

• Unique sampling-pad concept — the only instrument of its kind in the world

• Easy capturing and assignment of audio data through Multi-Pad Sampling

• 2 GB internal memory, enabling approximately 360 minutes of sampling (mono) without requiring external memory.

• Nine velocity-sensitive rubber pads, two external dual-trigger inputs.

• Individual Pad Dynamics indicators show pad status and audio-level activity during performance.

• Three units of multi-effects onboard, with two real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons.

• Expanded USB functionality (USB Mass Storage, USB MIDI/AUDIO, USB Memory)

• Large backlit LCD screen

• Wave Manager software included for easily importing, assigning, and organizing samples

The Playing Field!

The SPD-SX is equipped with nine highly sensitive rubber pads with two independent real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons. Roland’s most advanced triggering technology ensures the ultimate in accuracy and fully dynamic performance, while a large backlit LCD provides easy-to-read data in all varieties of environments. Each pad has a companion LED that illuminates to show the pad’s status. When you trigger sample phrases, the LEDs remain lit to show you which pads are in play and which are not. In addition, the LEDs change illumination strength according to audio-level activity (similar to level meters on a mixing board). The high-contrast red divider lines help you see the pad zones clearly onstage.

Improved Playability and Functionality!

Today, increasing numbers of drummers and percussionists need to incorporate audio samples into their performance. The SPD-SX will satisfy their increasing requirements with essential features such as individual click output routing, dedicated volume controls, Pad Check function, individual Sub Out, and more.

Onboard Effects

The SPD-SX has three multi-effects units onboard: one master unit and two units that are assignable per kit. The master effects engine lets you perform in real time like a DJ using the dedicated front-panel controls. Get your hands on the filter, delay, short looper, and user-assignable effect — all of which can be creatively adjusted with the four front-panel buttons and two control knobs.

Multi-Pad Sampling

There’s much more to the SPD-SX than meets the eye. A powerful-yet-friendly lineup of features has been built into this little powerhouse, such as Multi-Pad Sampling. While audio streams in from an external audio player or computer (via Audio In or USB), simply strike each pad at the appropriate start/end points, and the sample will be automatically truncated and assigned to that pad. It’s a fast, friendly way to create multi-sampled phrases and pad maps.

SPD-SX Wave Manager Software Included!

The SPD-SX’s generous internal memory (2 GB) lets you store and carry your entire sample library inside. With no external memory required, you can house approximately 360 minutes of audio (10,000 files) at 16-bit, 44.1 kHz, mono. The built-in USB ports let you directly import audio files from USB flash memory. The bundled SPD-SX Wave Manager software app lets you import audio files directly from computer via USB, assign the samples to each pad, and organize the thousands of samples efficiently.

Included Accessories: CD-ROM (SPD-SX Wave Manager, USB MIDI/AUDIO driver, preload wave data), Owner’s Manual, AC Adaptor

The Specs, in detail:

• Pads: 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 accordingly as an operating state.

• Number of Recordable Wave Data: 10,000, Including preload wave data.

• Sampling Time (Total time for all wave data) Approx. 180 min. in stereo (360 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

• Kits: 100 / Kit Chain: 8 chains (20 steps per chain)

• Effects: Master Effects (21 Types)

• Equalizer: Kit Effect 1 (20 Types), Kit Effect 2 (20 Types)

• Display: Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots

Connectors

• 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

• Interface

• Hi-Speed USB (USB-MIDI, USB-AUDIO, USB Mass Storage Class, USB Flash Drive)

• Power Supply: DC 9 V (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-10K, RT-10S, RT-10T)

• 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.

Get your ROLAND SPD-SX Sampling Pad from Sam Ash Direct today, with fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price. Sam Ash Direct gives you the security of more than 86 years of experience, 24/7 customer support and the Sam Ash Direct 45 day return and 60 day price protection policy. You cannot go wrong!

Things You Will Get:

  • SPD-SX Sampling Pad
  • CD-ROM
  • Ac Power Supply
  • Owners Manual
Series SPD
Other Features Wave Manager Software
Model SPD-SX

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RolandSPD-SX Sampling Pad
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Responsive (18)
  • Versatile (18)
  • High quality drum sounds (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment (16)
    • Small venues (13)
    • Soundtracks (13)
    • Jazz clubs (9)
    • School bands (7)
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    4.0

    A+ product

    By 

    from Southern California

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands

      Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

      Imagine sampling anything in the world and assigning it to any one of the 9 trigger pads. Well that is what you get with this piece. Fully programmable and the internal sounds are amazing too. I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Ontario.

       
      4.0

      The key to Sample City!

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      from Hollywood, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality Drum Sounds
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

          This Roland is an extremely popular sampling pad, most recently and notoriously used by popular electronic duo Disclosure. The pad can be programmed quickly and simply, allowing for you to jump through presets with ease. The rubber pads feel awesome and give really great rebound response. With six full-size pads and three extra rim pick-ups, you will love the ability to play lots of samples and even a full sized kit with this module!

          I am a sales associate with Sam Ash Hollywood

           
          5.0

          Easy to use high quality

          By 

          from Cerritos, Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality Drum Sounds
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

            Responsive multi-pad gives you 360 minutes of sampling! Perfect for at home or on the go.

            I am a sales associate for Sam Ash in Cerritos, Ca

             
            5.0

            Endless possibilies

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            from Ontario, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality Drum Sounds
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

              Whatever you can think of this unit can do it. You can use it exclusively as a percussion pad or you can record or plug in samples. Trigger to start and stop, or loop samples, trigger samples from an outside source or control incoming music/sounds. Tons of onboard effects that you can adjust on the fly. Plus....Roland has a huge online community where can get technical help or more creative ideas on how to use the unit plus you can swap or trade sounds and samples with other users!

              I am a staff reviewer, Sam Ash #41

               
              5.0

              The King of Samplers

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              from Phoenix

              About Me Professional Musician

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality Drum Sounds

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment

                Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

                It has arrived! The SPDSX sampler pad is what we've been wanting since the original octopad was introduced.

                This unit allows real time sampling of prerecorded tracks, the ability to do very intricate laying and the make-or-break option of adding your own sounds to the device for sampling or trigger purposes. The option to add additional pads, such as kick triggers or pad triggers means this is the one and only brain unit you'll need to run your live set up for years to come.

                I'm a Sales Associate at Sam Ash Music in Phoenix

                 
                5.0

                Sample creation and playback made easy

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                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • High Def Sample Creation
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • DJ
                  • Live
                  • Sampling

                  Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

                  The Roland SPDSX allows you to sample anthing under the sun and play it back, whether in sequence with music, or just alone. The pads are sensitive enough for you to sample an entire song arrangement on them and play them back in any order you see fit. Highly recommended for everyone.

                  I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

                   
                  5.0

                  IT'S LIKE A DANCE CLUB IN A BOX!!!

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                  from SARASOTA, FL

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • High Quality Drum Sounds
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks
                    • Symphonies

                    Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

                    I had no idea what to expect from this pad when I plugged it in. My mind was instantly blown!!! I was totally unprepared for the awesome array of sounds that emanate from this pad! I highly reccommend this to all percussinists and DJs. I am a Sam Ash sales associate.

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing Sampling Pad

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                    from Queens, NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • High Quality Drum Sounds
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Only 6 Pads

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks
                    • Symphonies

                    Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

                    This is great for both studio and live use. The pads are amazingly responsive and the velocity is on point. being that its a sampler, it doesnt limit me to just drum sounds, i can pretty much capture anything beneath the sun and turn it into something percussive. Truly versatile and easy to use.

                    I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Queens.

                     
                    5.0

                    COOLEST SAMPLING PAD!

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                    from CERRITOS

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • High Quality Drum Sounds
                    • Quick Sampling
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Jazz Clubs
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues
                      • Soundtracks
                      • Symphonies

                      Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

                      THIS THING IS THE EASIEST SAMPLING TOOL OUT THERE. I USED TO HAVE THE OLDER MODEL ROLAND SPD-S IT WAS A WORK HORSE. THE SPD-SX IS TOO! AND ITS MUCH FASTER YOU AND LITERALLY UPLOAD SAMPLES INSTANTLY. I REGULARLY UPLOAD SAMPLES FROM MY PHONE. I AM STAFF REVIEWER @ SAM ASH MUSIC

                       
                      5.0

                      Fun and easy!

                      By 

                      from Raleigh, nc

                      About Me Experienced

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • High Quality Drum Sounds
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Small Venues
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

                        So much fun! I am not an expert on the programming of sounds into a sample machine, but the spdsx makes it incredibly easy. In a matter of minutes you can program sound clips into this pad simply by using your smart phone. Great for sampling during live performance.

                        I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Raleigh

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                        SPD-SX Sampling Pad

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