Roland announces the availability of the SPD-SX Special Edition (price TBA), an enhanced version of the company’s SPD-SX Sampling Pad.

The SPD-SX Special Edition offers the functionality of the standard SPD-SX while adding greatly expanded onboard storage capacity. Users can store up to 16 GB of samples on board, eliminating the need to carry external memory. The SPD-SX Special Edition also includes a license for Ableton Live Lite music production software.

Roland’s SPD-SX Sampling Pad can be used to trigger custom samples, loops, and complete backing tracks. It also supports real-time sample capture via its exclusive Multi-Pad Sampling function. With its expanded memory, the SPD-SX Special Edition promises to support up to 50 hours of mono sample storage, allowing users to load WAV samples into the instrument.


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Sounds played in Ableton Live Lite can be sampled in the SPD-SX Special Edition, and sounds played on the pads can be recorded into the software. The SPD-SX Special Edition can also be used as a MIDI pad controller for recording MIDI tracks in Ableton Live Lite or a popular DAW. Connecting the sampling pad to a computer requires only a USB cable.

The SPD-SX Special Edition also comes with Roland’s SPD-SX Wave Manager software. Via a friendly interface, users can import audio files directly from the computer to the instrument, assign samples to pads, and easily organize a library with thousands of samples.

The SPD-SX Special Edition comes in a Sparkling Red finish.

Learn more about the SPD-SX Special Edition Sampling Pad.

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