SPD-S

Sampling Pad

SPD-S: Sampling Pad

March To a Different Drum Sound — Yours

Features

The SPD-S Sampling Pad is an affordable and easy way to add sampling to any percussion setup. A great alternative to acoustic triggers and a rack sampler, the SPD-S lets you record CD-quality samples and play them back instantly using six pads and three edge triggers. Naturally, the SPD-S also includes preset sounds and effects so you can start playing immediately.

  • Compact percussion multi-pad with CD-quality sampling
  • Play any 8 sounds simultaneously via 6 pads and 3 edge triggers
  • Up to 380 seconds of 44.1kHz user sampling (95 seconds in Fine mode)
  • 181 pre-loaded waveforms and 399 User waveform locations
  • Resampling function and onboard pattern sequencer
  • 30 multi-effects and ambience add dimension to sounds
  • Wave memory expandable via optional Compact Flash cards
  • Mounts easily to conventional drum stands and hardware
  • Includes sampling CD
The Easy Way to Sample
Until now, integrating custom drum sounds into a percussionist’s setup meant configuring complicated drum triggers and a MIDI module. That’s why Roland developed the SPD-S Sampling Pad—to give drummers and percussionists an easier and more affordable way to trigger sampled drum sounds and loops. With its generous sampling time, CD-quality sound, and time-tested rubber pads and edge triggers, there’s never been a better way to play custom drum sounds!

181 Pre-loaded Sounds At the Ready
While the SPD-S lets you sample up to 399 User waveforms, it’s nice to know there are plenty of Pre-loaded sounds available at any given moment. In fact, the SPD-S contains over 181 Pre-loaded sounds covering everything from acoustic and electronic drums to percussion and sound effects. Combine the onboard sounds with your own sampled sounds and loops to create the ultimate drum kit. A sampling CD is included to get you started.

Create Your Own Phrases and Effects
The SPD-S includes a powerful multi-effects processor with 30 algorithms and unique ambience effects, giving you the power to sculpt any Preset or User sound into something entirely new. Once you’ve created an effected sound, you can resample the waveform freeing the effects for something else. Drummers can even create original phrase loops using the onboard pattern sequencer and resampling function—just sequence a pattern and resample the output. Now the entire sequence can be triggered like a phrase loop from one of the pads! With tools like these, drummers can take their playing further than ever before.

Well-Connected
Expansion is key with the SPD-S. Start with a Compact Flash slot for expanding sampling time and storing waveform data. An External Trigger input lets drummers add an optional drum pad in either a head or head/rim configuration. And with MIDI In and Out, the SPD-S can function as a trigger for external modules or be used in studio setups with a sequencer.

Specs

Pads
Built-in Pads: 9
Maximum Polyphony
8 voices
Sampling Mode
Fine/Standard/Long
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Input Level
Line : -10 dBu, Mic: -50 dBu
Input Impedance
10 k ohms (LINE/MIC)
Output Level
Output: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
Output: 1 k ohms, Headphones: 47 ohms * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Memory
Patches: 128, Waves (User): 399 (Pre-loaded Sound 181), Card: 500
Maximum Sampling Time
12 min. approx. (Internal Memory, Long Mode)
Effects
Multi-Effects (30 Type) + Ambience (System)
Display
16 characters, 1 line (backlit LCD)
Connectors
Output Jacks(L/Mono, R, 1/4 inch phone type), Input Jacks (L/Mono, R, 1/4 inch phone type) *LINE/MIC selectable, Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), Trigger Input Jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), Expression Pedal Jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), Footswitch Jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), CompactFlash Card Slot
Power Supply
DC 9V AC Adaptor
Current Draw
1,000 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor (ACI-120C/ACI-230C/ACB-230E/ACB-240A), Sampling CD, Slit Tape, Screw x2, Hexagon Wrench
Size and Weight
Width
342 mm
13-1/2 inches
Depth
282 mm
11-1/8 inches
Height
83 mm
3-5/16 inches
Weight
2.1 kg
4 lbs. 11 oz.
* Weight: excl. AC Adaptor
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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