Roland SP-404MKII Sampler and Effector

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Roland SP-404MKII Sampler

The Roland SP-404MKII is the ultimate SP with both a Sampler and Effector offering a power performance-based beat-making system. Carefully refined through community feedback and extensive research and development, the SP-404MKII is faster and better than ever before. It features a vivid OLED display, expressive new pads, expanded effects, fluid sequencing and sampling, and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your music.

Expressive Hands-on Control

The SP-404MKII features 17x ultra-expressive pads and updated knobs that provide smooth, hands-on control. Beat-making has become even quicker than ever before with a speedy boot time, swift project loading and sample import. Accessing projects has also become easier and convenient with the 16GB internal storage. Longtime users and new beatmakers alike will feel right at home with the intuitive layout and classic SP effects. Plus a revamped sampling and sequencing workflow, Skip Back Sampling for quick performance capture, DJ mode to mix beats live, and more.

The blazing onboard sample editing offers real-time or auto-chop mode and auto BPM detection. An envelope, pitch shift, and resampling for layering sounds and phrases are also ready for you to take full control of. For instant inspiration, the SP-404MKII provides you with 144x high-quality pre-loaded sounds in the library. All samples and patterns have been professionally recorded for optimal quality.

On the go users, you can bang out beats anywhere with AA or mobile battery power. When using Alkaline batteries the operating time is approximate 2.5 hours as Ni-MH batteries offer 3.5 hours of use. You can capture audio from or stream directly to your mobile device via USB, or collaborate with a partner using the dual headphones outputs and mic/guitar input.

The SP-404MKII is about Effects

Process, flip, and twist your sounds with legendary SP effects and a selection of new classics. SP staples like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper are now joined with powerful additions that include Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator. The SP-404MKII also lets you layer and route multiple simultaneous bus effects for intricate sound textures. You can alternatively plug into the mic/guitar input and jam with ready-to-go Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects. There are a total of 37x types of Multi-effects and 2x types of Input Effects.

The SP-404MKII offers extensive onboard effects which include SP classics like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper. A new Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator effects, and dedicated Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects for the mic/guitar input. Furthermore, it includes 32-voice polyphony, 160x samples per project, and 16x internal projects that allow for expanded programming possibilities.

The SP-404MKII offers a sampling rate of 48kHz with a maximum sampling time of 16 minutes or (approximately 176 MB per sample).

Great for Guerilla Beat-making

People who make music with SP samplers love the rapid workflow, portability, and tactile approach they offer. The SP-404MKII takes this experience even further. It retains the lightweight-yet-rugged design while adding features that make it even easier to create in any scenario.

The SP-404MKII now includes a vivid OLED screen and zoomable waveform view, sample editing is smooth like butter. Chop up samples by tapping out edit points in real-time, or use auto chop to slice samples automatically. Then finesse them with envelope and pitch shift, and use the new resampling workflow to re-record patterns and effects layers for detailed sound design. And with Skip Back Sampling, you can instantly grab those golden moments by capturing up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance.

  • Vivid OLED display for visual waveform editing, full menu access, and more
  • 17 velocity-sensitive, RGB pads with no-click design for smooth playability
  • Faster workflow with quick startup and load times, 16 GB internal storage, low-latency pads, and rapid sample editing
  • Compact, ultra-lightweight design (2.4 lbs./1.1 kg) with versatile power options: USB-C, mobile battery (via USB-C port), six AA batteries, or AC adaptor
  • Extensive onboard effects, including SP classics like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper, new Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator effects, and dedicated Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects for the mic/guitar input
  • 32-voice polyphony, 160 samples per project, and 16 internal projects for expanded programming possibilities
  • Blazing onboard sample editing with real-time or auto-chop mode, auto BPM detect, envelope, pitch shift, and resampling for layering sounds and phrases
  • Pre-loaded sound library with 144 high-quality, professionally recorded samples and patterns
  • Extensive customization options with removable metal faceplate, downloadable outline template, multiple screensavers, and personalized startup logos
  • Upgraded I/O includes a 1/4-inch line in/out, 1/4-inch mic/guitar input, 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch headphones outputs, and 1/8-inch TRS MIDI in/out
  • New resampling workflow for re-recording with various effects for detailed sound design
  • Audio capture and streaming supported with mobile devices and computers via USB-C*
  • Skip Back Sampling to automatically capture up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance
  • Bus FX for layering multiple effects, with customizable routing for creating intricate sound textures
  • Adjustable quantization and shuffle percentage across multiple note resolutions to customize swing
  • Pattern sequencer with the ability to create full songs with BPM per bank, ideal for running backing tracks or programming performances
  • Chain patterns for automatic playback and use Pad-Link to trigger up to four samples with a single press
  • DJ Mode enables new approaches to live performance by manipulating and mixing two separate audio files
  • SP-404MKII editor software for Mac and Windows provides direct sample access, detailed waveform editing, sample management, pad assignment, and import of MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects

Maximum Polyphony: 32 voices

Recordable Data:

  • Samples = 2,560 (16 samples x 10 banks x 16 projects, stored in internal storage)
  • Patterns = 2,560 (16 patterns x 10 banks x 16 projects, stored in internal storage)

Internal storage: Size: 16 GB (*Including preload data)

Maximum sampling time: 16 minutes (approximately 176 MB per sample)

Skip Back Sampling: 25 seconds (capturing the last moments of performance)

Data format: 16-bit linear WAV, AIFF, MP3 import supported (*SP-404MK2APP supports WAV, AIFF, MP3, FLAC, M4A.)

Sampling frequency: 48kHz

Pattern Sequencer:

  • Resolution = 480 ticks, quarter note
  • Pattern length = 1 to 64 bars
  • Recording method = Realtime Loop Recording


  • Multi-effects: 37 types
  • Input effects: 2 types

Pad: 16 pads + 1 sub pad (Velocity-sensitive pad)

Controller: Control knobs x 3

Display: Graphic OLED display

External Storage: SD card (sold separately) for backup, restore, import, and export functions (SDHC compatible)

Connection terminals:

  • PHONES jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, Stereo miniature phone type
  • LINE OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
  • LINE IN (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • MIC/GUITAR IN jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (for MIC), 1/4-inch phone type (for GUITAR)
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • USB terminal: USB Type-C (Audio, MIDI)
  • DC IN terminal

Power Supply:

  • AC adaptor
  • USB bus power supply (USB Type-C port, 1.5 A ormore)
  • Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6)(sold separately) x 6
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)(sold separately) x 6

Current Draw:

  • 1,100 mA (AC adaptor)
  • 1,500 mA (USB bus power)

Expected battery life under continuous use:

  • Alkaline battery: Approx. 2.5 hours
  • Ni-MH battery: Approx. 3.5 hours
  • *This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.


  • Quick start
  • “Read Me First” leaflet
  • Roland User Registration Card
  • AC adaptor
  • Warranty card
  • Options (sold separately)
  • TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35, BMIDI-1-35, BMIDI-2-35, BCC-1-3535, BCC-2-3535


External dimensions: 177.5mm (W) x 275.8mm (D) x 70.5mm

Weight (excluding AC adaptor): 1.1 kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.