Monday, February 4, 2013

Octapad SPD-30 Version 2 Electronic Percussion Pad

Percussion Instruments Review

This review about "Octapad SPD-30 Version 2", an electronic percussion instrument. Review below include features, specification, price, and picture for "Octapad SPD-30" manufactured by Roland.

The new Version 2 of Octapad SPD-30 takes system upgrade to expand onboard kit and phrase libraries, and also adds powerful new features as well as functions. Octapad SPD-30 is quite conservative to its size, a compact unit that represent of common entire electronic kit devoted for drummers' convenience. This Octapad SPD-30 Version 2 blends the world’s most essential sounds with the latest triggering technology in a road-tough package that's suitable for you drummers and percussionists with most demand performance.

See details Electronic Percussion Instrument below:
Octapad SPD-30 Version 2 

Octapad SPD-30 Electronic Percussion Instrument Pad

Octapad SPD-30 Version 2 Electronic Percussion Pad

The number of kits has been increased from 50 to 99

Forty-nine exciting new kits have been added to the OCTAPAD for even more creative possibilities. Use the OCTAPAD as a compact drum set, play dynamic orchestral percussion, or explore traditional world percussion and melodic instruments from India, the Middle East, Africa, China, and Latin America.

* You can back up your own original OCTAPAD SPD-30 kit data and import it into Version 2.

Controllable Phrase Loop function with 50 preset phrases

The onboard Phrase Loop function lets you instantly create layered loops and phrases. You can record and store 50 phrases internally, with each containing up to three layers. You can also save your phrase data on your USB Memory.

With Version 2, you can control the start of Phrase Loop using pad velocity, buttons presses, and/or a footswitch (optional). Additionally, you can toggle freely between solo play (Kit mode) and phrase play (Phrase Loop mode). Nineteen new phrases have been added to the onboard library, which adds exciting performance and recording possibilities.

Useful Kit Chains for live performance

There are eight banks of Kit Chains onboard conveniently organized into musical style and instrument categories. Select from Drum Kits, Percussion, Orchestra Perc, Club Sounds, Melodic Perc, Melodic Synth, Sound Effects, and Expanded Kits. Use the Chains as is, or easily edit them to best suit your live-performance needs.

Output Gain Function

A new Output Gain function has been added to increase the overall output of the OCTAPAD SPD-30. It provides a +6 dB boost when a stronger signal is needed.

Sound Edit

Octapad SPD-30 is a controller that’s packed with its own internal bank of sounds. You can customize the sounds with the onboard controls for tuning, muffling, attack, pitch sweep, and more. It’s like having a truckload of customizable drum and percussion instruments in one portable package.


Based on Roland’s world-leading effects technology, the SPD-30’s multi-effects engine will take your performances to another level. There are 30 types of internal multi-effects onboard, plus EQ, limiter, and seven Ambience types.

Advanced Triggering Technology

The SPD-30 benefits from Roland’s most advanced V-Drum triggering technology. Each pad is a separate, isolated unit, providing the ultimate in sensitivity with complete crosstalk rejection. In addition, you can connect four dual-trigger inputs plus a hi-hat controller (compatible with Roland FD-8, VH-11) to create a mini drum set with external pads (Roland KD / PD / PDX / CY series), as well as to accept triggers from acoustic drums through Roland’s RT series.


Pads: Built-in Pads: 8
* Four external trigger inputs are provided, allowing you to connect Pads.

Instruments: 670

Kits: 99 (Version 2)

Kit Chain: 8 chains (20 steps per chain)

Instrument Parameters:
Soft Attack
Tone Color
Pitch Sweep

Effect Types:
Ambience (7 Types)
Multi Effect (30 Types)

Phrase Loop:
Phrases: 50
Parts: 3
Tempo: 40 to 260
Resolution: 480 ticks per quarter note
Recording Method: Real-time
Maximum Note Storage: approx. 10,000 Notes

160 x 160 dots Graphic Type LCD (Backlit LCD)
Pad Status Illumination x 8 (LED)

PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
OUTPUT Jacks (L (MONO), R) (1/4-inch phone type)
MIX IN Jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
FOOT SW Jack (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB MEMORY Connector (for USB Memory)
USB MIDI Connector (for USB MIDI)

Output Impedance: 1.0 k ohms
Power Supply: AC Adaptor (DC 9 V)
Current Draw: 600 mA
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor
Screws (M5 x 12 mm) x 4

Options (sold separately):
    Pads (PD series, PDX series)
    Cymbals (CY series)
    Kick Triggers (KD series)
    Hi-Hats (VH-11)
    Hi-Hat Control Pedal (FD series)
    Pad Stand (PDS-10)
    All-Purpose Clamp (APC-33)
    Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT-10K, RT-10S, RT-10T)
    Pedal Switch (DP-2)
    Foot Switch (FS-5U, FS-6)
    Personal Drum Monitor (PM-10, PM-30)
    V-Drums Accessory Package (DAP-3X)
    V-Drums Mat (TDM-10)
    USB memory
    * Use USB memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used. 

Size and Weight excluding AC Adaptor

Width (W): 541 mm - 21 5/16 inches
Depth (D): 272 mm - 10 3/4 inches
Height (H): 88 mm - 3 1/2 inches
Weight: 3.8 kg - 8 lbs. 7 oz.

For owner's Manual can be downloaded at official Octapad SPD-30 Manual page.

Price of Octapad SPD-30 

Price of New Octapad SPD-30 Pad has various price ranges at various dealers, Select one of the greatest deal is offered by each dealer below if you are only decide to buy ONLINE. Kindly note that shipping cost and warranty may applicable and vary at each dealers, or occasionally is needed to charge addition.

Kraft Music - US $699.00
Zzounds - US $699.00

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