Roland SP-404
Roland SP-404

SP-404, Sampler from Roland in the SP series.

covax 05/05/2012

Roland SP-404 : covax's user review

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See data sheet.
The RCA plug is not magic ...
The knobs are soft but pleasant.
It's a bit boring sometimes to adjust the contours of samples but to control the effects it should.

Samples are recorded in the length you want. Depending on the way to work, it may prove valuable.


Getting started is easy. It's nice.
The sample editing is limited but may be sufficient.
Effects have little control. Again it may be sufficient.


The converters are good. To say they are clear I'm not sure. However, I do not think they degrade the sound, it is just a little different. In this price range is pretty good.

I joined the opinions regarding changes to the bpm of samples that distort the sound completely. Indeed inaudible.
But overall, the effects are pretty good. It remains consistent with all.


Everything depends on the use made of it.
I've owned for 2 years. Never able to properly use the pattern sequencer. Must say, its use was limited to throwing one-shot effect with or without a complement to other machines.
I insérais also a synth (Micron).

In this application there is super-convenient. On occasion it's worth it.
The machine is extremely strong, it seems indestructible.

After if it is to create beats I think the disappointment will be at the rendezvous.