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Roland SPD-SX



The new SPD-SX Sampling Pad puts powerful sample creation and playback under your sticks with innovative audio-capturing features, expressive playability, three multi-effects engines, and much more. The perfect addition to any acoustic or electronic drum kit, percussion setup, DJ booth, or keyboard rig, the SPD-SX is equally at home on the live stage, in the recording studio, pre-production suite, or dance club. The SPD-SX takes many of the proven concepts from its predecessor and raises them to a new level. 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. Enjoy the most advanced triggering and sampling technology in a sleek, easy-to-use percussion instrument.


  • Unique sampling-pad concept — the only instrument of its kind in the world
  • 4 GB internal memory, enabling approximately 720 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


  • 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. 360 min. in stereo (720 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)
  • Effects
    • Master Effects (21 Types)
    • Equalizer
    • Kit Effect 1 (20 Types)
    • Kit Effect 2 (20 Types)
  • Display: Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
  • Connectors
    • 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
  • Accessories
    • CD-ROM (SPD-SX Wave Manager, USB driver, preload wave data)
    • Owner’s Manual
    • AC Adaptor
  • Options (sold separately)
    • Pads (PD series, PDX series)
    • Cymbals (CY series)
    • Kick Triggers (KD series)
    • Pad Stand (PDS-10)
    • All-Purpose Clamp (APC-33)
    • Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT-30H, RT-30HR, RT-30K)
    • Pedal Switch (DP-2)
    • Footswitch (BOSS FS-5U, BOSS FS-6)
    • Personal Drum Monitor (PM-10, PM-30)
    • USB Flash Memory

Size and Weight

  • Width
    • 364 mm
    • 14-3/8 inches
  • Depth
    • 331 mm
    • 13-1/16 inches
  • Height
    • 94 mm
    • 3-3/4 inches
  • Weight
    • 2.5 kg
    • 5 lbs. 9 oz.
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