Sunday, February 3, 2013

SPD-SX Percussive Sampling Instrument

Percussion Instruments Review

This review about "SPD-SX Sampling Pad", a percussive sampling instruments. Review below include features, specification, price, and picture for "SPD-SX Sampling Pad" manufactured by Roland.

SPD-SX is a percussive sampling instrument used to add value of your drumming. SPD-SX Sampling Pad is also powerful sample and playback creator behind your sticks. Whether you’re firing 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 done with speed, precision, and convenience. SPD-SX Sampling Pad is perfect added into any acoustic or electronic drum kit, percussion setup, DJ booth, or keyboard rig. SPD-SX is equally at home, on the live stage, in the recording studio, pre-production suite, or dance club. Enjoy the most advanced triggering and sampling technology in a sleek, easy-to-use percussion instrument.

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SPD-SX Sampling Pad

SPD-SX Sampling Pad - Percussion Sampling Instrument

SPD-SX Sampling Pad - Percussive Sampling Instrument

The Playing Field

The SPD-SX is equipped with nine highly sensitive rubber pads with two independent real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons. Roland’s most advanced triggering technology ensures the ultimate in accuracy and fully dynamic performance, while a large backlit LCD provides easy-to-read data in all varieties of environments. Each pad has a companion LED that illuminates to show the pad’s status. When you trigger sample phrases, the LEDs remain lit to show you which pads are in play and which are not. In addition, the LEDs change illumination strength according to audio-level activity (similar to level meters on a mixing board). The high-contrast red divider lines help you see the pad zones clearly onstage.

Improved Playability and Functionality

The SPD-SX will satisfy drummers and percussionists' need to incorporate audio samples into their performance with essential features such as individual click output routing, dedicated volume controls, Pad Check function, individual Sub Out, and more.

Onboard Effects

The SPD-SX has three multi-effects units onboard: one master unit and two units that are assignable per kit. The master effects engine lets you perform in real time 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 be creatively adjusted with the four front-panel buttons and two control knobs.

Multi-Pad Sampling

A powerful-yet-friendly lineup of features has been built into this little powerhouse, such as Multi-Pad Sampling. While audio streams in from an external audio player or computer (via Audio In or USB), simply strike each pad at the appropriate start/end points, and the sample will be automatically truncated and assigned to that pad. It’s a fast, friendly way to create multi-sampled phrases and pad maps.

SPD-SX Wave Manager Software Included

The SPD-SX’s internal memory (2 GB) lets you store and carry your entire sample library inside. With no external memory required, you can house approximately 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 flash memory. The bundled SPD-SX Wave Manager software app lets you import audio files directly from computer via USB, assign the samples to each pad, and organize the thousands of samples efficiently.

SPD-SX Sampling Pad's Specifications

Pads: Built-in Pads: 9 (with LED Indicators)
* Two external trigger inputs are provided, allowing you to connect up to four Pads.

Maximum Polyphony: 20 voices
* Maximum polyphony becomes 16 voices according as an operating state.

Number of Recordable Wave Data: 10,000
* Including preload wave data.

Sampling Time (Total time for all wave data): Approx. 180 min. in stereo (360 min. in mono)
* Since the internal memory included with the SPD-SX contains preload data, the available sampling time will be less than the time above.

Data Format: 16-bit linear PCM (WAV/AIFF)

Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz

Kits: 100

Kit Chain: 8 chains (20 steps per chain)

Master Effects (21 Types)
Kit Effect 1 (20 Types)
Kit Effect 2 (20 Types)

Display: Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots

PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
MASTER OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
SUB OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
AUDIO IN jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type) (with LINE-MIC GAIN control)
TRIG IN jacks (1/2, 3/4) (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
FOOT SW jack (1/2) (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
DC IN jack
COMPUTER connector
USB MEMORY connector

Interface: Hi-Speed USB (USB-MIDI, USB-AUDIO, USB Mass Storage Class, USB Flash Drive)

Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)

Current Draw: 600 mA

CD-ROM (SPD-SX Wave Manager, USB driver, preload wave data)
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor

Size and Weight excluding AC Adaptor

Width (W): 364 mm - 14 3/8 inches
Depth (D): 331 mm - 13 1/16 inches
Height (H): 94 mm - 3 3/4 inches
Weight: 2.5 kg - 5 lbs. 9 oz.

For owner's Manual can be downloaded at official SPD-SX Sampling Pad Manual page.

Price of SPD-SX Sampling Pad

Price of New SPD-SX Sampling 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.

Musician's Friend - US $799.00
Sweetwater - US $799.00
American Musical Supply - US $799.00
Zzounds - US $799.00
Guitar Center - US $799.00
Sonic Electronix - US $799.00

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