Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad / Player

Started by Elantric, November 02, 2016, 06:58:04 AM

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Exceptional Percussion Pad with Advanced Sampling
Roland's SPD-SX sampling percussion pad is Roland's most advanced sampling percussion pad to date. With tons of sounds, three multi-FX, and 2GB of internal memory for up to six hours of onboard sampling, the SPD-SX is perfect for both stage and studio. Featuring nine velocity-sensitive pads and two dual-trigger inputs for external triggering of onboard sounds, the SPD-SX is also a great way to expand an existing percussion setup. And no matter how you use it, you'll love the easy visibility of the large backlit LCD screen and LED indicators for the pads.

The SPD-SX goes beyond other sampling percussion pads by making sampling external audio easier than ever. Just route a signal through the 1/4" inputs or from your computer via USB — just touch a pad at the appropriate start and end points, and the SPD-SX creates a perfect loop. And thanks to the included SPD-SX Wave Manager software, it's easy to organize your recorded samples and transfer them to and from your computer. With performance-focused features and an incredible sound set, you'll love the Roland SPD-SX sampling percussion pad!

Expressive playability with an expansive soundset
Roland's SPD-SX features an expansive array of dynamic sounds that respond amazingly to the nine velocity-sensitive pads. Snare rolls sound natural, cymbals respond to every nuance of your playing, and percussion sounds have a lifelike feel to them you won't get anywhere else besides the SPD-SX.

Intuitive sampling
You can create your own samples and loops from playing on the Roland SPD-SX, or from an external audio source routed to the SPD-SX's 1/4" inputs. Just press a button to enter sampling mode, touch the pad you want to start recording, and touch it again to end recording and create a perfect loop.

For the stage or studio
You'll love recording with the Roland SPD-SX, whether you're using it to play in complete rhythm tracks, or for adding extra percussion effects to your full kit. Onstage the SPD-SX rules: the red LEDs make it easy to see what you're triggering, and the smart design makes it easy to integrate into a standard drum kit.
Roland SPD-SX Sampling Percussion Pad Features:
Huge selection of dynamic sounds, controlled by highly responsive, velocity-sensitive trigger pads
Quick and easy sampling for capturing inspiration when it hits
Three simultaneous multi-fx
16 internal drum kits
2GB of internal memory provides around 6 hours of mono sampling
Large backlit LED screen makes it easy to navigate settings and programs
1/4" audio input for external sampling sources
Easy to integrate into a traditional drum or percussion kit

QuoteI did record the same sound into a roland SPDX and looped that with perfect result.

Do you like the SPD-SX?
QuoteThis is not about hiss and noise going into the 505 , the problem is that it has a built in noise gate that cuts FI reverb tails or every very low volume sound and the result is a stuttering sound not pleasant.

Id run a separate delay / reverb (Eventide H9) After the RC-505


Quote from:  Elantric on November 02, 2016, 06:58:04 AM
Do you like the SPD-SX?

I meant SPD-SX
Yes but it's sort of in between a sampler and a looper, and they have made some really bad
routing choices. Check out USB in and analog in , really bad !
no way to listen to USB while recording analog and vs
Or use it like a stereo soundcard + the internal sounds without recording everything
a clear miss that should have been easy to avoid
The sounds and fx are good
So is resample etc
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There is a new  (Sept 2017) SPD-SX Red Special Edition  - basically it arrives with a 16GB MicroSD card ( instead of the 2GB microSD card
QuoteRoland SPD-SX Special Edition Percussive Sampling Pad
Roland's SPD-SX Sampling Pad is the professional touring standard for triggering custom samples, loops, and even complete backing tracks. It also supports real-time sample capture with its exclusive Multi-Pad Sampling function. The SPD-SX Special Edition is identical in functionality to the original SPD-SX, but features greatly expanded onboard storage. With 16 GB of internal memory available, it's now possible to load enough studio-quality WAV samples to last an entire gig and beyond. (sells separately for $899.99)

DIY upgrade old model here:


updated firmware 1.08

Update history
[ Ver.1.08 ] May 2018
Functionality Improvement
The SAVE function of the SPD-SX Special Edition now accommodates saving files larger than 4 GB.
Other minor bugs.
[ Ver.1.07 ]
Bug Fix
The following bug was fixed.
Sound drop-out sometimes occurs during sample playback.
[ Ver.1.06 ]
Additional Functions
Five new Trigger Type selection are available: "RT30K", "RT30HR", "RT30H_SN", "RT30H_TM", and "KT10."
Advanced Noise Cancel Parameter is added, specific for the use of "RT-30K" and "RT-30HR."
For details, please refer to "About the RT-30's "Noise Cancel" Function (SPD-SX_l_noise_e01_W.pdf)" in the [ Owner's Manuals ].
[ Ver.1.04 ]
Bug Fix
The following bug was fixed.
Click sounds may oscillate.
[ Ver.1.03 ]
Additional Functions
Added "BT-1" to the Trigger Type.
Added "PDX-100", "PD-108" and "PD-128" to the Trigger Type.
[ Ver.1.02 ]
Functionality Improvement
Improved a stability on a USB connection.
Bug Fixes
The following bugs were fixed.
On the [WAVE LIST] screen in the [UTILITY] menu, SPD-SX might hang up when previewing multiple WAVEs continuously. It was corrected.
On the [WAVE LIST] screen in the [UTILITY] menu, added waves might not appear on the display. It was corrected.