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.
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.