If you're a DJ, beatmaker, hip-hop artist, or anything in between, there's a good chance you've had your hands on a Roland sampler at some point. Roland has been making premium samplers and effectors for years, refining their craft along the way. This SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector by Roland is faster, better, and stronger than any other SP sampler they've made before, with its vivid OLED display, expressive new pads, vast effects library, and more.
Roland's SP-404MKII has all the beloved features of its predecessor, but with some exciting modern features added. Like the models before it, this sampler has an easy-to-understand layout that will feel comfortable to longtime users and new beatmakers alike, courtesy of its intuitive design and classic SP effects. It's also ultra-portable, courtesy of its lightweight, rugged design, as well as its ability to be powered with AA or mobile battery power. This allows you to bang out beats wherever you'd like - on the road, in the studio, at impromptu house parties - nowhere is off limits.
With updated electronics, this sampler has a speedy start up time, lightning-fast project loading and sample import, and easy project access through its 16 GB of internal storage, so you can get right to making beats instead of troubleshooting. Once you're booted up, the SP-404MKII's vivid OLED screen and zoomable waveform view allow you to edit samples seamlessly. One of the cool features available with this sampler is the option to either manually chop samples in real time by tapping out edit points, or to use the SP-404MKII's intuitive auto-chop tool to slice samples automatically. Then, you can fine tune and finesse them by using tools like the built-in envelope and pitch shifter features, unlocking true creative expression. If you really want to get experimental, you can use the all-new resampling workflow to re-record effects layers for extensive soundscaping - and then recall these moments later with the Skip Back Sampling feature.
This sampler is loaded with a great selection of classic SP effects, including staples like the Vinyl Simulator, DJFX Looper, Cassette Simulator, Resonator, and more. Layer these effects simultaneously for detailed sonic textures or plug straight into the mic/guitar input and use this as a multi-effects unit. If you don't want to mess around with tweaking and adjusting effects, though, don't worry - you can dive headfirst into making music with the hundreds of pre-loaded sounds and samples in the SP-404MKII's blazing-fast 16 GB of internal memory.
With its fast-processing speed, incredible versatility, and extensive catalog of samples and effects, this Roland SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector is one of the best samplers around to unlock your true potential, whether you're a budding young beatmaker or an experienced DJ.
Maximum Polyphony: 32 voices
-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: 16 GB
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)
Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
-Resolution = 480 ticks, quarter note
-Pattern length = 1 to 64 bars
-Recording method = Realtime Loop Recording
Effects: 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
-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
-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
Accessories: AC adaptor
External dimensions: 7" x 10-7/8" x 2-13/16"