The Roland SP-404A brings you a linear wave sampler designed to expand the sounds of the Roland TR-8 Rhythm Performer. Offering a powerful combination of sample and percussive synthesis. With a fast, hands-on approach, the SP-series samplers are a perfect fit to deliver the impressive rhythmic effects and iconic step-sequencer found in the TR-8.
Featuring all the functions of the popular SP-404SX including its distinctive 16-bit linear sampling; 29 onboard DSP effects; smooth FX switching; and 12 professional performance pads. While you can also enjoy a new library of sounds curated by sample-industry leader Loopmasters provided on the included SD card. Use it either as a standalone controller, or control it with your TR-8; the SP-404A is an intuitive and inspiring addition to the AIRA range of instruments. Ideal for DJ’s, Musicians, and Producers.
Trigger the SP-404A with your TR-8 Rhythm Performer for powerful, integrated beat and sample production. By connecting a MIDI cable between the two, you can incorporate samples from the SP-404A and use them in conjunction with your drum patterns. While each of the TR-8’s 11 tracks can trigger a sample on the SP-404A, play a TR-8 sound, or both. Enabling you to create interesting layers and accents.
Alternatively, by connecting the stereo output of the SP-404A to the TR-8’s external audio input; you can use the TR-8 as a sub-mixer and processor for the sampler. Allowing you to use the TR-8 Scatter feature to reverse, glitch, gate, truncate, stutter and perform all manner of rhythmic variations. From subtle to extreme, and all in perfect sync. Or use the Side Chain function to access eight rhythmic ducking and gating effects.
Included with your SP-404A are nine banks of premium samples, perfect to get you started with looping. Designed specifically to compliment the sounds of the TR-8, while also working great in standalone applications. Additionally, you can add your own samples using the onboard SD Card Slot. Supporting SDHC card sizes up to 32GB. Import your favourite WAV or AIFF audio files from your computer using the dedicated software; then assign them to the pads of the SP-404A.
Above all, sampling is not limited to the studio with the Roland SP-404A. The built-in microphone allows for simple recording anytime and anywhere inspiration may strike, powered by AC or six AA batteries. While line inputs enable direct sampling from a mixer or external device, and a mic input also allows you to use an external microphone. So your sampled material always sounds great, thanks to the SP-404A’s high-quality, uncompressed WAV audio-capture format.