Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad

For years it was the original Roland SPD-S that reigned supreme among the few percussion pad samplers designed for drummers. With this SPD-SX, released in late 2011, Roland has improved upon every aspect of the original and included the key additional features that SPD-S owners had been asking for.



Two gigabytes of internal memory means the era of flash cards is over! USB connectivity now allows for quick and easy sample loading and editing. Your loops will now continue to play as you switch between kits, which allows you to use every bank of samples in the device at once. The expanded and much improved effects, including the new short looper effect, give you more options for real time sample and loop manipulation. These are just some of the new features that make this device the champion of sampling pads.


  • Unique sampling-pad concept — the only instrument of its kind in the world
  • 2 GB internal memory, enabling approximately 360 minutes of sampling (mono) without requiring external memory
  • Nine velocity-sensitive rubber pads, two external dual-trigger inputs
  • Easy capturing and assignment of audio data through Multi-Pad Sampling
  • Three units of multi-effects onboard, with two real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons
  • Individual Pad Dynamics indicators show pad status and audio-level activity during performance
  • Expanded USB functionality (USB Mass Storage, USB MIDI/AUDIO, USB Memory)
  • Wave Manager software included for easily importing, assigning, and organizing samples
  • Large backlit LCD

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After decades in the making, this new SPD-SX is now the polished, professional sampling pad that can do everything you could want, and once you include it into your setup you will never look back.