Roland SP-808EX

Roland SP-808EX

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SP-808EX, Sampler from Roland in the SP series.

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Roland SP-808EX tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Roland
  • Model: SP-808EX
  • Series: SP
  • Category: Samplers
  • Added in our database on: 06/07/2002

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Roland SP-808EX user reviews

Average Score:3.5( 3.5/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
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Little sun05/03/2004

Little sun's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland SP-808EX
A can do everything:
sampler, dtd, multi purpose, vocoder, mixer small ...
read the doc, the numration is too long.


Using fairly simple.
This machine is versatile trs.
I use it personally to live, and it s my opinion that it becomes formidable.
The 16 pads are trsractifs, the multi-effect is simply superb, filters trs effective.
And it all works perfectly. I have long hsit with a laptop. But the strength of
The sp808 is that we do not confront the = increasing crashes. In addition to obtain the equivalent,
I should have bought a laptop + soundcard + MIDI controller
bought 600 euros Used in full options report quality price is excellent.
On scne I dclenche loops and drummer locks onto it. Can I send short samples
or parts complmentaires keyboard when I want. I live filter from time to time.
All this is really comfortable Manir.


Trs transparent.
Huge multi-purpose.


Superb machine.
Whereas is as a real instrument scne, gnrateur of crativit.

manuk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland SP-808EX
Installation is no problem.
No problem of compatibilitbr /> With the user manual that could not be clearer we quibble a bit and then quickly found her again (Systm fairly simple menu offering each time all opportunities)


A 4-track a multi effects and sampler all in one
for a soft TRANSFR the samples to the PC and vice versa
it does not crash ever
is easily transportable and robust ...


I use it since its release (eg version). What I like most is its effects (delays of death easily Settings, emulations of old flanger, phaser and chorus analog, a vocoder (not simple, but good) mic simulator of compressors, a tape echo (which really kills), a virtual monophonic analog synth (midi controllable via a master keyboard and a built in arpeggiator)
we can control the effects assignable or stroke troispotards d-25 effects are good qualitles reverbs are a little dcevantes)
The sampler is work done (functions of pitch shift and time stretching trs simple to use)
April 1 tracks STREO very practical for live performances and recordings of small DMOS
I intend to use it for a long time


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Pti'Houst's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" DJ (dot)"

Roland SP-808EX
* What  polyphony?
4 stereo (but be careful if excessively frequent memory / zip) it crashes!
* What converters?

* Which effects?
A good Roland bank effects Roland is present anyway! whose RSSurround not bad to give scale to a mix.
* How much memory as a standard? maximum?
I do not remember very well but I think it's Direct to Disk then the Zip (250MB).
* What connections (audio, MIDI, digital ...)?
Basic RCA I / O sucks (very oriented DJ / Turntable beast!)
* Is there an editing utility for Mac / PC?
A soft import / export sample (MAC / PC) exists and is always available a priori in this meandering Site roland: or there PC users:


Very easy to use and grip, a multi-party, part sampler, some effects, trim, normalize, loop, everything is very instinctive (rather than on an A4000 for example)
Big French manual available on the Roland site it seems to me (at the veryleast in English)


It's good especially with the fact that most RCA coming a little to spoil the party, an option exists to have digital outputs, however ... a shame because the multi-up was not totally uninteresting to make a demo quickly


At the time it was worth in the 10 000 Francs or 1500 €  quite expensive and not necessarily the best value for money, we still face the excellent Akai MPC or we had the yamaha SU700. The advantage was theoretically on the DTD 250 zip where others are galéraient diskette included effects (an option for others). In the end its polyphony remains in my memory a big frustration ! Not adapted to creation! rather directed to a balanced sample or loop from time to time to live, playing with the effects ... in short, a machine if extra decks have. Or recording, a stereo track for music, another for the song. Do not ask it too often just to have a bug access disk.

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