Roland SP-404sx Portable Sampler with Effects

Roland SP-404sx Portable Sampler with Effects

$499.00

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The Roland SP-404sx Portable Sampler with Effects is a linear wave, portable sampler with pure 16-bit linear sampling with improved DSP effects, smooth FX switching, versatile pattern sequencer and improved data management with SD-card storage capability. It's a powerful tool for DJs, musicians and producers. Buy yours today from UniqueSquared.com
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Description Instant Sampling

Sample anywhere, anytime using the SP-404SX's built-in microphone. And since the SP-404SX can run on AC or battery power (six AA batteries), it's easy to record wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. Just power-up, point, and record. Line and mic inputs are also available for recording direct or with an external microphone. The SP-404SX's sampling format is uncompressed wave for high-quality audio capture.

Hands-On Performance

The SP-404SX is made to be played it's packed with interactive controls for jamming along with loops and patterns. Put your fingers on the three non-slip control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid repeat triggering in real time. On dark stages or DJ booths, the SP-404SX is a performers dream with its illuminated rubber pads and bright LED screen.

Extreme Effects

Create a signature sound using the SP-404SX's 29 DSP effects, which switch seamlessly during live performance. Essential onboard effects include spacious reverbs and choruses, plus filters and delays. There are also unique, esoteric effects built in, including a voice transformer and looper. With the DJFX Looper, you can create short loops (such as machine-gun-like 'da-da-da-da-da' sounds) and control reverse-playback with the knob. You can also create scratch effects like a turntable. Connect the SP-404SX to a DJ mixer and use it as an effect processor. Seventeen of the effects have a 'limiter' mode, which keeps the effects from overloading. This is great for live DJ performance when you don't want to lose control of the effects in the heat of the moment.

Trackbuilder

In addition to the endless supply of loops you can pack into the SP-404SX, you can also create your own tracks in real time with the Pattern Sequencer, complete with quantize mode, which includes shuffle feels. Creating patterns is done in real time. You can loop two measures (maximum 99 measures), for example, then play and record only the bass drum and the snare. Next, add the hi-hat over the top, and keep adding more instruments while the SP-404SX loops. You can store 120 patterns (12 patterns x 10 banks). When you play a pattern with the Pattern Sequencer, the LEDs surrounding the display blink according to the tempo, which is handy during live performance.

SD Card Memory

Start sampling right away with the included 1GB SD card. You can easily expand the sampling time using up to 32GB SDHC. Import audio files from your computer using the included software (Mac/PC) and assign them to the SP-404SX's pads. WAV and AIFF files are accepted. The software is fast and easy to use, as it displays the SP-404SX's pads onscreen. You can even use it to convert SP-404 format files to the SP-404SX.

SKU ROL-SP404SX
MPN SP-404SX
Features Turbocharging the World's Most Popular Portable Sampler

Roland SP-404sx Demo Video - PRESS PLAY

Roland's acclaimed SP-404 performance sampler takes an exciting leap forward with the new SP-404SX. In addition to the fun, fast, hands-on features of the original, the new model offers enhanced sound quality with pure 16-bit linear sampling, improved DSP effects, smooth FX switching, a more versatile pattern sequencer (with a new shuffle feature), and easier data management with SD-card compatibility. It's a creatively stimulating, powerful tool for DJs, musicians, producers, and live-sound engineers who trigger jingles.

Roland SP-404sx Features:
  • Sample anytime, anywhere with the built-in mic and battery power
  • 29 DSP effects, including filter, delay, unique voice effects, subsonic, and looper
  • 3 control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid repeat triggering
  • Seamless effects switching for smooth, perfect performance
  • Pattern sequencer with quantize mode and new shuffle feels
  • 1GB SD card included; expand sample storage up to 32GB with SDHC
  • Import audio files from computer, assign samples to pads with bundled software (Mac/PC)
Specifications
Roland SP-404sx Specifications:
Maximum Polyphony
12 voices
Recordable Data
Samples: 120 (12 samples x 10 banks) (stored on SD card) Patterns: 120 (12 patterns x 10 banks) (stored on SD card)
Sampling Time (Total Time for All Samples)
The maximum sampling time (size) for a single sample is approximately 180 minutes in stereo (2 GB). The following table shows the approximate total sampling time of the samples that can be stored on one SD card.
Card capacity
Stereo (mono) 1 GB Approx. 90 min. (180 min.) 2 GB Approx. 180 min. (360 min.) 4 GB Approx. 360 min. (720 min.) 8 GB Approx. 720 min. (24 hours) 16GB Approx. 24 hours (48 hours) 32 GB Approx. 48 hours (96 hours)

Since the 1 GB SD card included with the SP-404SX contains preload data, the available sampling time will be less than the time above.

Data Format
16-bit Linear (.wav/aiff)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Pattern Sequencer
Maximum recordable notes: Approx. 16,000 notes Resolution: 96 ticks per quarter note Pattern Length: 1–99 measures Recording method: Realtime Loop Recording (with shuffle quantize function)
Effects
29 types
Pads
12 + SubPad x 1
Controllers
Control Knob x 3
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Onboard Mic
Mono x 1
Connectors
LINE IN jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type) LINE OUT jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type) Headphones (PHONES) jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type) MIC IN jack (1/4 inch phone type) MIDI IN connector DC IN jack SD card slot
Power Supply
DC 9 V (Ni-MH AA SIZE Rechargeable Battery x 6, Alkaline AA SIZE Dry Battery x 6 or AC Adaptor) * Batteries sold separately
Battery Life for Continuous Use
Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries: approximately 5 hours Alkaline dry batteries: approximately 4 hours * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Current Draw
450 mA
Dimensions
177.6 (W) x 256.7 (D) x 72.1 (H) mm 7 (W) x 10-1/8 (D) x 2-7/8 (H) inches
Weight
1.2 kg 2 lbs 11 oz (excluding batteries)
System Requirements
Roland SP-404sx System Requirements:
100-240 Volt Power
Package Contents
  • (1) SP-404sx Sampler
  • (1) USA Power Plug
  • (1) External Power Supply PSB-1U
  • [100-240V 50/60Hz]
  • (1) Utility CD
  • (1) 1 GB SD Card
  • (1) User Guide
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Roland SP-404sx 30 Days from Unique Squared
Reviews
  1. A lot of fun to play around with but doesn't give enough visual feedback Review by Jake
    Rating

    Personally, I am the type of person that likes to have a lot of visual feedback, I like using DAW software such as Ableton or FL Studio, so going from those to this can be a bit challenging. If your goal is to be able to create music without the need of a computer and lots of software running at the same time, then this could be great for you. It is built solid and feels comfortable to use. It just takes a lot of getting used to. The effects are a lot of fun to play around with, I just like the visual aspects of some of the other controllers that are available. (Posted on 11/21/13)

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Description

Description Instant Sampling

Sample anywhere, anytime using the SP-404SX's built-in microphone. And since the SP-404SX can run on AC or battery power (six AA batteries), it's easy to record wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. Just power-up, point, and record. Line and mic inputs are also available for recording direct or with an external microphone. The SP-404SX's sampling format is uncompressed wave for high-quality audio capture.

Hands-On Performance

The SP-404SX is made to be played it's packed with interactive controls for jamming along with loops and patterns. Put your fingers on the three non-slip control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid repeat triggering in real time. On dark stages or DJ booths, the SP-404SX is a performers dream with its illuminated rubber pads and bright LED screen.

Extreme Effects

Create a signature sound using the SP-404SX's 29 DSP effects, which switch seamlessly during live performance. Essential onboard effects include spacious reverbs and choruses, plus filters and delays. There are also unique, esoteric effects built in, including a voice transformer and looper. With the DJFX Looper, you can create short loops (such as machine-gun-like 'da-da-da-da-da' sounds) and control reverse-playback with the knob. You can also create scratch effects like a turntable. Connect the SP-404SX to a DJ mixer and use it as an effect processor. Seventeen of the effects have a 'limiter' mode, which keeps the effects from overloading. This is great for live DJ performance when you don't want to lose control of the effects in the heat of the moment.

Trackbuilder

In addition to the endless supply of loops you can pack into the SP-404SX, you can also create your own tracks in real time with the Pattern Sequencer, complete with quantize mode, which includes shuffle feels. Creating patterns is done in real time. You can loop two measures (maximum 99 measures), for example, then play and record only the bass drum and the snare. Next, add the hi-hat over the top, and keep adding more instruments while the SP-404SX loops. You can store 120 patterns (12 patterns x 10 banks). When you play a pattern with the Pattern Sequencer, the LEDs surrounding the display blink according to the tempo, which is handy during live performance.

SD Card Memory

Start sampling right away with the included 1GB SD card. You can easily expand the sampling time using up to 32GB SDHC. Import audio files from your computer using the included software (Mac/PC) and assign them to the SP-404SX's pads. WAV and AIFF files are accepted. The software is fast and easy to use, as it displays the SP-404SX's pads onscreen. You can even use it to convert SP-404 format files to the SP-404SX.

SKU ROL-SP404SX
MPN SP-404SX

Features

Features Turbocharging the World's Most Popular Portable Sampler

Roland SP-404sx Demo Video - PRESS PLAY

Roland's acclaimed SP-404 performance sampler takes an exciting leap forward with the new SP-404SX. In addition to the fun, fast, hands-on features of the original, the new model offers enhanced sound quality with pure 16-bit linear sampling, improved DSP effects, smooth FX switching, a more versatile pattern sequencer (with a new shuffle feature), and easier data management with SD-card compatibility. It's a creatively stimulating, powerful tool for DJs, musicians, producers, and live-sound engineers who trigger jingles.

Roland SP-404sx Features:
  • Sample anytime, anywhere with the built-in mic and battery power
  • 29 DSP effects, including filter, delay, unique voice effects, subsonic, and looper
  • 3 control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid repeat triggering
  • Seamless effects switching for smooth, perfect performance
  • Pattern sequencer with quantize mode and new shuffle feels
  • 1GB SD card included; expand sample storage up to 32GB with SDHC
  • Import audio files from computer, assign samples to pads with bundled software (Mac/PC)

Specs

Specifications
Roland SP-404sx Specifications:
Maximum Polyphony
12 voices
Recordable Data
Samples: 120 (12 samples x 10 banks) (stored on SD card) Patterns: 120 (12 patterns x 10 banks) (stored on SD card)
Sampling Time (Total Time for All Samples)
The maximum sampling time (size) for a single sample is approximately 180 minutes in stereo (2 GB). The following table shows the approximate total sampling time of the samples that can be stored on one SD card.
Card capacity
Stereo (mono) 1 GB Approx. 90 min. (180 min.) 2 GB Approx. 180 min. (360 min.) 4 GB Approx. 360 min. (720 min.) 8 GB Approx. 720 min. (24 hours) 16GB Approx. 24 hours (48 hours) 32 GB Approx. 48 hours (96 hours)

Since the 1 GB SD card included with the SP-404SX contains preload data, the available sampling time will be less than the time above.

Data Format
16-bit Linear (.wav/aiff)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Pattern Sequencer
Maximum recordable notes: Approx. 16,000 notes Resolution: 96 ticks per quarter note Pattern Length: 1–99 measures Recording method: Realtime Loop Recording (with shuffle quantize function)
Effects
29 types
Pads
12 + SubPad x 1
Controllers
Control Knob x 3
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Onboard Mic
Mono x 1
Connectors
LINE IN jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type) LINE OUT jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type) Headphones (PHONES) jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type) MIC IN jack (1/4 inch phone type) MIDI IN connector DC IN jack SD card slot
Power Supply
DC 9 V (Ni-MH AA SIZE Rechargeable Battery x 6, Alkaline AA SIZE Dry Battery x 6 or AC Adaptor) * Batteries sold separately
Battery Life for Continuous Use
Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries: approximately 5 hours Alkaline dry batteries: approximately 4 hours * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Current Draw
450 mA
Dimensions
177.6 (W) x 256.7 (D) x 72.1 (H) mm 7 (W) x 10-1/8 (D) x 2-7/8 (H) inches
Weight
1.2 kg 2 lbs 11 oz (excluding batteries)

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Roland SP-404sx System Requirements:
100-240 Volt Power

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) SP-404sx Sampler
  • (1) USA Power Plug
  • (1) External Power Supply PSB-1U
  • [100-240V 50/60Hz]
  • (1) Utility CD
  • (1) 1 GB SD Card
  • (1) User Guide

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Roland SP-404sx 30 Days from Unique Squared

Reviews

Reviews
  1. A lot of fun to play around with but doesn't give enough visual feedback Review by Jake
    Rating

    Personally, I am the type of person that likes to have a lot of visual feedback, I like using DAW software such as Ableton or FL Studio, so going from those to this can be a bit challenging. If your goal is to be able to create music without the need of a computer and lots of software running at the same time, then this could be great for you. It is built solid and feels comfortable to use. It just takes a lot of getting used to. The effects are a lot of fun to play around with, I just like the visual aspects of some of the other controllers that are available. (Posted on 11/21/13)

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