Roland SPD-S for Hire
The SPD-S Sampling Pad is a simple way to tap into the power of sampling. Six pads and three edge triggers allow drummers to trigger CD-quality samples and create phrase loops complete with pro-quality effects.
- Compact electronic percussion multi-pad with CD-quality sampling
- Play 8 sounds simultaneously via 6 pads and 3 edge triggers
- Approx. 12 minutes of 44.1kHz sampling (3 minutes in Fine mode)
- 399 User waveforms and 181 "ready-to-play" waveforms pre-loaded into User memory
- Onboard pattern sequencer and resampling function
- 30 multi-effects and ambience add dimension to sounds
- Import and export .WAV/AIFF files with your Mac or PC using optional CompactFlash cards
Integrates easily with your kit
A great alternative to acoustic triggers and a rack sampler, the SPD-S lets you play up to eight sounds using six durable rubber pads and three superb-feeling edge triggers. There are no complicated settings to make. Just record a sound, assign it to a pad and go. Up to 12 minutes of sampling is provided in Long mode, along with CD-quality sampling and easy editing including Truncate and Trigger Mode functions.
Choose from pre-loaded or sampled sounds
With room for 399 User waveforms, the SPD-S can store plenty of samples. Better still, there are also 181 ready-to-play waveforms pre-loaded into User memory. These sounds are unique to the SPD-S and include a variety of acoustic and electronic drums, percussion, sound effects and phrase loops that can be combined with user samples to create the ultimate drum kit. A sampling CD is also included, making it easy to expand the onboard sounds.
Powerful sound creation tools
With 30 multi-effects algorithms and a unique ambience effect, the SPD-S offers endless sound-sculpting tools. Just add an effect and resample the output for quick and easy triggering! Using the Phrase Maker function, you can create custom phrase loops by resampling a pattern being triggered from the pads. And tweaking a sound or effect during performance is easy—just twist the front-panel knobs or use an optional expression pedal.
Expandable and customizable
The SPD-S has a stereo input and can accommodate up to two trigger units for playing a drum pad in either a head or head/rim configuration. And with MIDI In and Out, it makes a great controller and module as well. Drummers will also appreciate being able to assign two waveforms per pad and switch them via velocity or footswitch. The pads and the optional footswitch also make for an easy way to stop sounds, switch Patches and turn effects On or Off.