The Roland SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler is a 16-bit sampler with an integrated sequencer, 29 on-board DSP effects, smooth FX switching, and twelve professional performance pads, well suited for DJs, musicians, and producers. The SP-404A can be integrated with the Roland TR-8 Rhythm Performer for powerful, integrated beat and sample production. Each of the TR-8's eleven tracks can trigger a sample on the SP-404A, a TR-8 sound, or a blend of both. The TR-8 can trigger any sample from any of the multiple banks in the SP-404A, making for easy access to sample production at the turn of a dial.
By connecting the stereo RCA outputs of the SP-404A to the TR8's external audio input, you can use the TR-8 as a sub-mixer and processor for the sampler. Using this setup configuration allows any sample from the SP-404A to be effected using the TR-8's scatter feature to reverse, glitch, gate, truncate, stutter, and perform all manner of rhythmic variations, from subtle to extreme.
For standalone operation, songs, jams, and tracks can be built in seconds thanks to the on-board pattern sequencer, which is specifically designed for real-time track creation. Create and store up to 120 patterns, which each pattern offering up to 99 measures with continuous looping and layering for shaping song structures quickly and efficiently. The three non-slip control knobs and twelve performance trigger pads allow for an unprecedented amount of control.
The Roland SP-404A ships with a 1GB SD card with nine banks of premium samples by Loopmasters. Additional samples can be loaded via SD card (up to 32GB). You may also import WAV or AIFF audio files from your Mac or Windows computer. The unit is powered by the included AC adapter or via four AA batteries, allowing for use anytime or anywhere. What's more, there's an integrated microphone for capturing samples in the middle of nowhere. Songs, jams, and tracks can be built in seconds thanks to the on-board Pattern Sequencer, which is specifically designed for real-time track creation.
Roland SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler – Key Features: