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Roland SPDSx Sampling Drum Pad
The Ultimate Percussive Sampling Instrument
The SPD-SX Sampling Pad puts powerful sample creation andplayback under your sticks with innovative audio-capturing features, expressiveplayability, three multi-effects engines, and much more. The perfect additionto any acoustic or electronic drum kit, percussion setup, DJ booth, or keyboardrig, the SPD-SX is equally at home on the live stage, in the recording studio,pre-production suite, or dance club. The SPD-SX takes many of the provenconcepts from its predecessor and raises them to a new level. Whether you`refiring off one-shot samples, looped phrases, or complete audio playback tracks,the SPD-SX is loaded with the latest technology and tools to get the job donewith speed, precision, and convenience. Enjoy the most advanced triggering andsampling technology in a sleek, easy-to-use percussion instrument.
The Playing Field
The SPD-SX is equipped with nine highly sensitive rubber pads with twoindependent real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons. Roland`smost advanced triggering technology ensures the ultimate in accuracy and fullydynamic performance, while a large backlit LCD provides easy-to-read data inall varieties of environments. Each pad has a companion LED that illuminates toshow the pad`s status. When you trigger sample phrases, the LEDs remain lit toshow you which pads are in play and which are not. In addition, the LEDs changeillumination strength according to audio-level activity (similar to levelmeters on a mixing board). The high-contrast red divider lines help you see thepad zones clearly onstage.
Improved Playability and Functionality
Today, increasing numbers of drummers and percussionists need to incorporateaudio samples into their performance. The SPD-SX will satisfy their increasingrequirements with essential features such as individual click output routing,dedicated volume controls, Pad Check function, individual Sub Out, and more.
The SPD-SX has three multi-effects units onboard: one master unit and two unitsthat are assignable per kit. The master effects engine lets you perform in realtime like a DJ using the dedicated front-panel controls. Get your hands on the filter,delay, short looper, and user-assignable effect - all of which can becreatively adjusted with the four front-panel buttons and two control knobs.
There`s much more to the SPD-SX than meets the eye. A powerful-yet-friendlylineup of features has been built into this little powerhouse, such asMulti-Pad Sampling. While audio streams in from an external audio player orcomputer (via Audio In or USB), simply strike each pad at the appropriatestart/end points, and the sample will be automatically truncated and assignedto that pad. It`s a fast, friendly way to create multi-sampled phrases and padmaps.
SPD-SX Wave Manager Software Included
The SPD-SX`s generous internal memory (2 GB) lets you store and carry yourentire sample library inside. With no external memory required, you can houseapproximately 360 minutes of audio (10,000 files) at 16-bit, 44.1 kHz, mono.The built-in USB ports let you directly import audio files from USB flashmemory. The bundled SPD-SX Wave Manager software app lets you import audiofiles directly from computer via USB, assign the samples to each pad, andorganize the thousands of samples efficiently.
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