Roland launches the new SPD-SX, the “Ultimate Percussive Sampling Pad”. The portable multi-pad percussion instrument comes with 2GB onboard sampling memory and three effects engines. With 2GB internal memory, the SPD-SX can store more than three hours of CD-quality sampling in stereo which can be captured via the stereo mic/line input or imported through USB.
Roland’s new sampling pad supports Multi-Pad Sampling, ideal for capturing complete songs, then assigning individual song sections to specific pads. Each of the nine integrated trigger pads features pad-sensing technology for even, accurate triggering and dynamic sensitivity, and a dynamic LED that illuminates when a pad is struck, and also responds to audio-level activity. The SPD-SX has three units of multi-effects onboard, with two real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons.
Two dual-trigger inputs allow users to expand the SPD-SX with optional external pads and acoustic drum triggers for even more triggering options. The sampling pad comes with SPD-SX Wave Manager software for Mac and PC users to import, assign, and organize samples and assemble kits quickly and intuitively. The Roland SPD-SX sampling pad is available for $999.