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
 
4.7

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality drum sounds (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment (7)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Soundtracks (5)
    • Jazz clubs (4)
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    5.0

    Must have for a working drummer

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    from Canoga Park, CA

    About Me Experienced

    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've seen this unit used in a variety of ways. From adding a few sounds to a drum kit without lugging around an orchestra pits worth of percussion instruments to cueing the background vocals at the perfect moment, this thing does the trick. The most creative way I saw it used was at an improv comedy musical. All the actors and musicians made it up on the spot from suggestions from the audience. The drummer used this unit to do all the sound FX, often while he was drumming to a song!

      I'm a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

       
      5.0

      Take Me Higher

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      from NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Stage
        • Studio

        Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

        Now you can record your band and have them play anywhere with a push of a button. Sample anything from old tunes to the crickets outside of your window then play them back in any rhythm you want. A must have for any drummer serious about taking their performance to the next level.

         
        4.0

        Increible Fun!

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        from Ontario, Ca.

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Djs
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Recording Studios
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

          Truly a lot of fun to play with! So versatile it can be used by drummers, DJ's, keyboard players, just about anyone in the band! It's easy to use and has 2 GB of memory for sampling. It's got 9 sensitive and reactive pads but also has 2 external dual trigger inputs for footswitches. You can sample sounds through USB or audio in 1/4 inputs. Lots of effects, truly a one of a kind instrument. I'm a sales associate at Sam Ash Music Ontario,

           
          4.0

          One of the best sampling pads out there!

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          from King of Prussia, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • High Quality Drum Sounds
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

            It took a while for me to get the hang of how to work the SPD-SX, but once I did I loved it. This sampling pad can be used in so many different situations. When paired with the Octopad you have an electric percussion force! I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash.

             
            5.0

            Roland SPD-SX

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            from forest hills, ny

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Edm Clubs
              • Jazz Clubs
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

              The SPD-SX has three multi-effects units onboard: one master unit and two units that are assigned 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. The SPD-SX will satisfy drummers and percussionists increasing requirements with essential features such as individual click output routing, dedicated volume controls, Pad Check function, individual Sub Out, and more. I am a product reviewer for Sam Ash Music

               
              5.0

              Perfect for any drummer!!

              By 

              from Queens, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified 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:

                This is one of the most fun toys Roland has come out with, along with the octapad. You can use this to trigger samples and backing tracks to your live set, you can use this as a semi DJ pad, or just as a small compact drum kit. One feature that is awesome is you can record straight from an iPod onto here and activate each pad back to back. It is even more fun when you add this to the octapad and use both to create and layer beats and tracks. Just get it, you won't be sorry.

                I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

                 
                5.0

                Super Slick Sampling

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                from Chicago, Il

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment

                  Comments about Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad:

                  Great for triggering stems especially for cover bands or original bands that want to trigger key parts to songs without flaw. I highly recommend this unit for the serious pro acts and live musicians.
                  I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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                  SPD-SX Sampling Pad

                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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