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Sampler from Roland belonging to the SP series.

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  • mathieuw77mathieuw77

    Roland SP-555 The new technology

    Roland SP-555Published on 12/03/11 at 01:01
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    A small gadget (CHRE as asser same:) but not bad at all for remixes and dj prod with a keyboard, a computer, the monitor speakers and a turntable). A pretty bte that s 'int' grate trs trs quickly and well in your studio!

    UTILIZATION

    great

    SOUNDS

    super super super super super super super supersuper super !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    bte and even super super!!
  • glamrockglamrock

    Roland SP-555Published on 11/03/11 at 14:01
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    What polyphony? 12 votes

    What effect? 37 digital effects

    What connection (Audio, MIDI, digital ...)? USB (compatible with USB-MIDI and USB Audio), memory card slot (CompactFlash), line input, microphone input with phantom power, streaming audio on the USB bus and import WAV / AIFF

    What converters?

    Converter waveforms (Mac and PC) for importing and exporting WAV / AIFF

    How much memory as standard? up? Maximum recording time (mono, approx.) Memory - STANDARD ... 11 min. LO-FI ... 22 min. 12 hours via a compact flash card of 2 gigabytes.

    Is there an editing utility for Mac / PC? Yes, SP-555 Wave Converter for PC and MAC, easy to use.

    UTILIZATION

    The general......
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    What polyphony? 12 votes

    What effect? 37 digital effects

    What connection (Audio, MIDI, digital ...)? USB (compatible with USB-MIDI and USB Audio), memory card slot (CompactFlash), line input, microphone input with phantom power, streaming audio on the USB bus and import WAV / AIFF

    What converters?

    Converter waveforms (Mac and PC) for importing and exporting WAV / AIFF

    How much memory as standard? up? Maximum recording time (mono, approx.) Memory - STANDARD ... 11 min. LO-FI ... 22 min. 12 hours via a compact flash card of 2 gigabytes.

    Is there an editing utility for Mac / PC? Yes, SP-555 Wave Converter for PC and MAC, easy to use.

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is it simple?

    Yes, relatively intuitive

    Editing sounds and effects is it easy?

    Via the software is rather simple, we must live to learn, but the handling and quick.

    The manual is clear and sufficient?

    Clear enough to read once.

    SOUNDS

    The A / D converters and D / A are transparent?

    Digital and no more.

    The effects and filters are effective?

    According to taste, too digital for me.

    The dynamics are respected? the distorted sounds is a bit destructive.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?

    3, 4.

    What is so special that you love the most, least?

    the +
    Very good machine to play loops, the pads are of good quality and capacity of memory cards with is impressive.

    The -

    Nullisime when it comes to playing one shot, if you want to drum kits on the pads you will be disappointed. The effects are of poor quality, the beam of gadget is very unclear, the function loop average catch too.

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?

    I also have a MK2 Electribe, the two machines complement the MKE for one-shot and the sp 555 for loops.

    How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice?

    A bit expensive but it's probably one of the best samplers for loop, very easy to use and assignment of samples through the software is very simple. For loop-based music is perfect (not to create but to play live). The camera is good quality and robust, the pads are pretty good size and comfortable use even though I'd recommend buying a foot.
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  • Anonymous

    Many slots arranged

    Roland SP-555Published on 10/25/11 at 09:13
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See global opinion.

    UTILIZATION

    A little confusing at first, especially when one has never used sampler. But the record is very precise and detailed. So no problem, in the end.

    SOUNDS

    See global opinion.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it to send jingles on my radio show. I do not use it as a sampler.
    This is why it suits me very well.
  • mako bmako b

    Very well

    Roland SP-555Published on 10/16/11 at 10:23
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    How much memory as standard? up?
    Card 2GB

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is it simple?
    I use it as a midi controller and effects.

    The manual is clear and sufficient?
    yes

    SOUNDS

    The effects and filters are effective?
    Yes.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    2 years.

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    not.


    What is so special that you love the most, least?
    Roland performance, sound and aesthetics.


    With experience, you do again this choice?
    Yes. ...
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    How much memory as standard? up?
    Card 2GB

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is it simple?
    I use it as a midi controller and effects.

    The manual is clear and sufficient?
    yes

    SOUNDS

    The effects and filters are effective?
    Yes.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    2 years.

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    not.


    What is so special that you love the most, least?
    Roland performance, sound and aesthetics.


    With experience, you do again this choice?
    Yes.
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  • mothersfreakmothersfreak

    Great but lack of precision on the work of loops and sequencer

    Roland SP-555Published on 10/16/11 at 09:10
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    8

    UTILIZATION

    10

    SOUNDS

    9

    OVERALL OPINION

    I sold mine but I really enjoyed this machine.
    The pros:
    * Hyper fun, easy and really fun.
    * Super effects
    * 2GB of loops is comfortable on the map
    * High quality converter
    * Anything that is done on the fly is nice
    The -:
    -CF card that works well with Roland lottery =
    -Transfer of samples to computer via the CF card sp555 but not by usb: (
    Velocity-pads, but yes bof
    - Minimalist sequencer
    - Cutting loops imprecise (reason to facilitate the transfer with the computer) ...
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    8

    UTILIZATION

    10

    SOUNDS

    9

    OVERALL OPINION

    I sold mine but I really enjoyed this machine.
    The pros:
    * Hyper fun, easy and really fun.
    * Super effects
    * 2GB of loops is comfortable on the map
    * High quality converter
    * Anything that is done on the fly is nice
    The -:
    -CF card that works well with Roland lottery =
    -Transfer of samples to computer via the CF card sp555 but not by usb: (
    Velocity-pads, but yes bof
    - Minimalist sequencer
    - Cutting loops imprecise (reason to facilitate the transfer with the computer)
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  • cibakocibako

    Roland SP-555Published on 11/21/07 at 18:04
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Trs good hardware, trs grip, full manual trs comprhensible anlais but thanks to clear and schmas prcis.
    Quick guide.
    Comes with SONAR LE cake walk, food.
    Possible connection IN and OUT: MIDI, RCA, TRS.
    Possibility of samples from a live external output, possibility to connect a microphone to use EFFE.
    Effects slectonnables knob 32 + 5 in the rapid effects.
    Management of the curve of a laser effect thanks you control the movement of your hand on this one.
    The laser is used, in fact, synth and last sample jou.
    possibility of a used smart media card 2 GB (about 45 euros on the net).
    possibility of playing on headphones.
    The effects are due to samples, microphone and line......
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    Trs good hardware, trs grip, full manual trs comprhensible anlais but thanks to clear and schmas prcis.
    Quick guide.
    Comes with SONAR LE cake walk, food.
    Possible connection IN and OUT: MIDI, RCA, TRS.
    Possibility of samples from a live external output, possibility to connect a microphone to use EFFE.
    Effects slectonnables knob 32 + 5 in the rapid effects.
    Management of the curve of a laser effect thanks you control the movement of your hand on this one.
    The laser is used, in fact, synth and last sample jou.
    possibility of a used smart media card 2 GB (about 45 euros on the net).
    possibility of playing on headphones.
    The effects are due to samples, microphone and line IN.
    list and samples of 16 grs pattern pads.
    CRER possibility of loops.
    Frankly a good trs incest and as many people said, cheaper and far more than electribe.
    Dmonstrations vidos imprsionnantes on the website of Roland.
    https://www.rolandce.com/sp555/sp555.php?lang=fr

    UTILIZATION

    As I said, SIMPLICIME
    THE PRO at the beginning!!

    SOUNDS

    Too bad it is not hard ca lamps Intgr but all of the same.
    Its electronic trs

    OVERALL OPINION

    TIP OUF
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  • jonzikajonzika

    Roland SP-555Published on 12/11/07 at 10:58
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    Trs good overall but the big default squenceur just too lightweight for use other than live (not even forcment "studio"). Good memory (2 block 16 pads internal memory block + 8 * 16 in memory card compactflash)

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is clear (there must be 40 pages ..), not the problem above, the whole is intuitively accessible trs little we have dj boss is a sampler of cakes. Trs simple and fast type of wedge samples, shame about making too much manipulation by pressing several buttons (but it's not that Gnant the habit) and the size of the screen is not enough (not enough info).

    SOUNDS

    Excellent and varied effects of Bouzin they send! APRS shame not be able to apply multiple......
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    Trs good overall but the big default squenceur just too lightweight for use other than live (not even forcment "studio"). Good memory (2 block 16 pads internal memory block + 8 * 16 in memory card compactflash)

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is clear (there must be 40 pages ..), not the problem above, the whole is intuitively accessible trs little we have dj boss is a sampler of cakes. Trs simple and fast type of wedge samples, shame about making too much manipulation by pressing several buttons (but it's not that Gnant the habit) and the size of the screen is not enough (not enough info).

    SOUNDS

    Excellent and varied effects of Bouzin they send! APRS shame not be able to apply multiple effects on the same sample ... The filter is good.
    The sound is very nice, well rounded, warmer sound than the korg ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 1 month. This is one of DJ gear and be seen, trs live east, as are the effects, intuitiva and sound, minus the squenceur and guts, lack of functions facade.
    The report price is plutt good quality.
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  • nidhalgnidhalg

    Roland SP-555Published on 12/19/07 at 17:31
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    This is my first and only sampler. Can not the comprare with another CHARACTERISTICS
    Otherwise it is a machine that looks gnial. Lumire with red and blue in a cast.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is fairly simple gnrale. Let's say for a first sampler requires some time to understand how it works, especially since sometimes it is necessary rapuyer multiple buttons to do some simple manipulation. For example we are left to support three or four times over a button to clear a sample.

    No manual in French.

    The edition of his is quite simple except that the function which varies the sound volume depending on how hard you pressed the keys is pretty boring. It's not faile to always......
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    This is my first and only sampler. Can not the comprare with another CHARACTERISTICS
    Otherwise it is a machine that looks gnial. Lumire with red and blue in a cast.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is fairly simple gnrale. Let's say for a first sampler requires some time to understand how it works, especially since sometimes it is necessary rapuyer multiple buttons to do some simple manipulation. For example we are left to support three or four times over a button to clear a sample.

    No manual in French.

    The edition of his is quite simple except that the function which varies the sound volume depending on how hard you pressed the keys is pretty boring. It's not faile to always support with the same force, the coup may have been a sound that appears stronger than others and broke the ear, it's best to blow carmebnt block this function.

    SOUNDS

    The effects are simple and effective trs. Perfect for Live

    OVERALL OPINION

    I like the effects that are really clear and the function to play the synth by waving in the air above the device.

    For the price I think it's a good sampler what I reproach him some dtails such as the impossibility to change the sound of the synth magic or rgler volume. Similarly, I would have AIM spars of knobs for the volume of samples, and the volume gnral.
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  • Elmo TutsoElmo Tutso

    Roland SP-555Published on 01/07/08 at 14:33
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    - What is polyphony?
    12 votes up

    - What converter?
    Original Size 555 sp. Import / export to wav / aiff

    - What effect?
    Many effects, the best for me are the new filters, bpm Loop, tape echo, and then others, but there are 37 types so I'm not all dcrires. Three potentiomtre for controls.

    - How much memory as standard? maximum?
    Internal memory standard: 11 minutes. Memory on compact flash: up to 2 GB ... is that a lot (772 minutes in standard)

    - What connection (Audio, MIDI, numrique ...)?
    Midi in / out. RCA in / usb out.Prise reception and sending pc (midi and audio, but I have not tried MIDI) with driver.Prise jack / xlr in faade with 2 potentiomtre for the volume......
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    - What is polyphony?
    12 votes up

    - What converter?
    Original Size 555 sp. Import / export to wav / aiff

    - What effect?
    Many effects, the best for me are the new filters, bpm Loop, tape echo, and then others, but there are 37 types so I'm not all dcrires. Three potentiomtre for controls.

    - How much memory as standard? maximum?
    Internal memory standard: 11 minutes. Memory on compact flash: up to 2 GB ... is that a lot (772 minutes in standard)

    - What connection (Audio, MIDI, numrique ...)?
    Midi in / out. RCA in / usb out.Prise reception and sending pc (midi and audio, but I have not tried MIDI) with driver.Prise jack / xlr in faade with 2 potentiomtre for the volume of between (1 mic and 1 line in). Potentiomtre a comprehensive volume. 1 headphone. 1 connection pedals.

    Is there a utility edition of Mac / PC?
    Yes, wave converter that allows you to place all samples in the slots of Sp on the compact flash card. Comes with a light Sonar.
    -Loop Capture function is to say looping in real time (15 seconds) or external source or internally / externally.

    -160 Samples: 32 in internal memory, 128 memory card.

    -Ditto for the patterns.

    -D-beam: infrared sensor control sign three paramtres: a synth (8 sounds can not be modified, if not the harmonics-twenty-range volume and delay), a filter (4 types low-pass, high pass, and notch-bypass with four degrees of resonance type of filter) and a dclencheur (trigger that launches a sample by moving past the sensor, for percussive sounds funny, despite trs dclenchement not a sensible, obvious).

    -Function V-link: synchronizes visual effects to music in real time through video compatible units v-link. I have not used but it seems interesting.

    Veloci-on pads.

    Then, full of small functions such inhrentes sampler: roll (rptitions a sample), type of sample dclenchement (gate / trigger, loop) etc. ...

    CHARACTERISTICS good despite small weaknesses. Machine convenient and enjoyable handling.


    UTILIZATION

    - The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
    Yes, accessible, pretty, lgre, clear.

    - The edition of sounds and effects is it easy?
    Yes. The edition of sounds is limited trs, trs but intuitive. Ideal for making her tear it off and have fun.
    The edition is better than the effects on his prdecesseur 404, thanks in particular the memory effect function (amlioration big because it will keep in memory 16 paramtrs effects, id al to live) and the function that allows you to assign effect prciser sources affected by the impact.

    - The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
    Clearly yes, I do not know enough. Logically yes because it is full, but some simple functions seem empty to me on this machine do not appear (global dry / wet on the effects ...)

    SOUNDS

    - The A / D and D / A are transparent?
    I think yes.

    - Effects and filters are effective?
    The new filter is simple but beautiful.

    on the other hand there are problem of levels of effects (fx mode limit function limits the amount of kills the effect of the best quality effects).
    There is no potentiometer or function to adjust the overall volume effects (such as dry / wet), which would be simple to do and really handy, because often, the effects volume takes up too much space compared to samples, especially when you decrease the volume of individual samples. I am pretty demanding because of the work to clean and this same live, it's a hell of a default, as the problem only after you have an effect on a sample, when the enlve is this, the sample sounds softer, and the mix loses quality.

    - The dynamic is it respect? ...
    More or less. I do not know actually. It sounds quite a bit my ear. The sound is good plutt respect. The problem lies in the volume rglage too limited. A compressor is not great. The quality of enlve resample the original sample.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?
    For 2 weeks.

    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
    Yes, 404.

    - How do you report qualitprix?
    Trs good is the main strength of this machine.

    - With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
    Yes but I call Roland to tell him he has omitted the important dtails trs.


    In my opinion, the undeniable quality of bte

    The loop-capture, which is a novelty in this range. It explodes with good, and it opens up with possibilities.
    The easy-thanks to new features "memory effect" and "effect assign" (and setting the bpm).
    -The new filter.
    -The microphone interface: knob volume, jack / XLR.
    -The storage capacity, strong point.
    -The increase of 4 pads (thus 40 samples from the 404).
    -The addition of the fast on the pads.
    -The D-beam, with a lot of fun.
    -Function V-link is more that can be very practical.
    MIDI-Out and USB
    In my opinion, large defects amliorer:

    The Sampler slot-effects in BPM, including MIDI (the sp555 does not recognize the bpm of an external sequencer off mode pattern, or I do not know and must explain it to me, please).
    The BPM-rglage prcis is not enough, no calculation of what would Bpm t perfect.
    -Too bad there have no connection jack Stereo (TRS but not important).
    -The dry / wet overall effect is not adjustable. For me, the major concern of this machine.
    The loop limit-capture 15 seconds, and the save function to pad that allows the loop BACKUP pads, stops the playback of the loop.
    -One is obliged to save the delay in progress (if such a feedback infinity) on the loop if you want to add capture an external source (microphone). It bothers me because pair and switch delay and loop t gnial would capture, for example a set live beatbox / singing.
    -You can not put any effect on the loop playing on loop capture (there can be no effects on the sources, so we can not remove them from the loop). Gnant to live, when we cut the loop, forced Cuter sec.

    That's basically, my criticism of this machine.
    Roland has solutions if my problem or anyone that calls me, for I love this machine, and it could be perfect with LGERS adjustments, which reprsentent m am to 5% of the machine but which I think are important.
    Thank you Roland.
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  • outhlineouthline

    Roland SP-555Published on 05/28/08 at 00:20
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    - What is polyphony?
    12 tracks
    - How much effect?
    37 types
    - How much memory as standard? maximum?
    Pattern pads 16 and 16 and up to 2GB in standart in compact flash
    - What connection?
    MIDI IN / OUT, RCA IN / OUT, headphone, microphone (micro and small container at the top left of the unit)
    - Is there an editing utility for Mac / PC?
    SONAR LE (MIDI controller), SP555 wave converter (to convert and assign samples to pads)

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is it simple?
    You decide: I'm soft in the brain and I spent about twenty hours a top and I already know all these functions and shortcuts ... so yes in my opinion.
    - Publishing of sound effects or is it......
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    - What is polyphony?
    12 tracks
    - How much effect?
    37 types
    - How much memory as standard? maximum?
    Pattern pads 16 and 16 and up to 2GB in standart in compact flash
    - What connection?
    MIDI IN / OUT, RCA IN / OUT, headphone, microphone (micro and small container at the top left of the unit)
    - Is there an editing utility for Mac / PC?
    SONAR LE (MIDI controller), SP555 wave converter (to convert and assign samples to pads)

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is it simple?
    You decide: I'm soft in the brain and I spent about twenty hours a top and I already know all these functions and shortcuts ... so yes in my opinion.
    - Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?
    Yes easy but not totally complete (the filter is set by the D-BEAM ...) have not easily change its duration, its tempo, its starting point and end (in 2 different ways) but personally I prefer the change of PC using Goldwave or Audacity for example is much faster and accurate.
    - The manual is clear and sufficient?
    Very clear and comprehensive manual nothing to say it is an ally of choice

    The D-BEAM is simpas but you have to know more tame it and it's not easy, but it is comprehensive and offers many sound and filter (+ trigger mode it handy)

    Buttons and pots seem (I say seem) resistant (caoutchouk pads), the plastic finish gives an air of the SP555 toy but it is only air that he gives, Professional is a tool given these enormous opportunities (loop capture, overdubbing, sampling very simple and customizable, options for triggering samples as gate loop, 3 knobs effects etc ...)

    The sequencer (I do not like it I would say it is rotten) (which is why I paid another sequencer separately) to align one by one the sounds we made ourselves, but it ' is difficult feat considering the time it takes to pass it to get out of just drinking, but I'm not very good anyway.

    SOUNDS

    - The A / D and D / A are transparent?
    Yes the sound comes out as he returned NOT (there is always a safe or a but) if the changes were (Niark)
    - Effects and filters are effective?
    Yes, but be careful to set your purpose or your filter before activating it (several options to do that) for fear of killing your live today (grinding the ears, mute, explosage of timpani ---> is also evidence that the effects are good and above all they are going away). Can have a filter to assign a pad at a time or so you have to mess with the sampling.
    - The dynamics are respected?
    Koikecè dynamics?? In any case, the DJ will be happy is a wonderful sampler for the price!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?
    One month
    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    The memory-Standing, effects, loop capture
    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    A similar but ... PC
    - How would you rate the quality / price?
    More than well.
    - With experience, you do again this choice?
    I do not know the look is ... very toy ... but I'm a big kid! So yes 70%

    Voila
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