Roland introduces the SPD-SX Sampling Pad, a multi-pad percussion instrument with 2 GB of onboard sampling memory and three effects engines.
The SPD-SX, designed to replace the SPD-S sampling pad, features about three hours of CD-quality sampling in stereo, which can be captured via the stereo mic/line input or imported through USB. The SPD-SX also features Multi-Pad Sampling, a way to capture, truncate, and assign samples to pads by striking pads at the appropriate start/end points of a particular sample.
User samples and factory-preloaded wave data can be organized and stored into kits and played from the nine integrated trigger pads, which include six pads and three edge triggers. Two dual-trigger inputs allow users to expand the SPD-SX with optional external pads and acoustic drum triggers for more triggering options. The SPD-SX has three multi-effects units onboard: one master unit and two units that are assignable per kit. In addition, two dedicated front-panel knobs are designed to provide real-time control of user-assignable effects.
The bundled SPD-SX Wave Manager software for Mac and PC is designed to let users import audio files from a computer via USB, assign the samples to pads, and organize sample files. USB also allows users to interface the SPD-SX with their computer to communicate directly with DAWs and other music software, so players can use the SPD-SX to trigger software instruments and record MIDI and audio data in the computer.
The SPD-SX can be played on a tabletop or stand, and can be used with standard drum hardware. Other standout features include dual stereo outputs, a phones jack, an assignable click with dedicated front-panel level knob, MIDI I/O, and more.
Pricing & Availability:
The SPD-SX will be available in October with an MSRP of $1199.00.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
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