ROLAND SP-404MKII SAMPLER

525.00

Roland SP samplers are the bona fide kings of performance-based beatmaking, celebrated for their distinctive sound and ability to create rapid-fire beats anywhere, anytime.

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Description

The ultimate SP is here.

Roland SP samplers are the bona fide kings of performance-based beatmaking, celebrated for their distinctive sound and ability to create rapid-fire beats anywhere, anytime. Carefully refined through community feedback and extensive research and development, the SP-404MKII is the ultimate SP sampler. It’s faster and better than ever, with a vivid OLED display, expressive new pads, expanded effects, fluid sequencing and sampling, and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your music.

  • 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 plus new Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator
  • Dedicated Vocoder, Auto Pitch, Harmony, Guitar Amp Simulator, and Anti-Feedback processing 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 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 40 seconds of audio from your last performance
  • VariPhrase encoder for high-quality timestretching of pitch and speed parameters
  • Bus FX for layering multiple effects, with customizable routing for creating intricate sound textures
  • Adjust quantization before or after recording and tweak 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
  • Sequence patterns with real-time loop recording or TR-REC step input
  • Motion recording for capturing dynamic changes to effect parameters, sub step, pitch, and velocity
  • Set shuffle and time signature (1/4–7/4) per pattern
  • Chain patterns for automatic playback and use Pad Link to trigger up to four samples with a single press
  • Adjustable delay on the MIDI clock output for tight sync with external instruments
  • DJ Mode enables new live performance approaches with the ability to mix two audio files or patterns, manipulate eight cue points per sample, adjust fader curves, sync external MIDI instruments, and more
  • SP-404MKII standalone editor app for macOS 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
  • SP-404MKII editor app also available as an AU/VST3 plug-in for music production software on macOS

Bigger, better, faster, stronger.

The SP-404MKII has everything people love about its predecessor—with some serious upgrades like 17 ultra-expressive pads and updated knobs for smooth, hands-on control. And beatmaking is even quicker with speedy boot time, swift project loading and sample import, and easy project access via 16 GB of 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.

A sampler with soul.

With the SP-404MKII’s 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, and then finesse them with envelope and pitch shift. Convert any pattern to a sample with the press of a button, transforming complex programming into manageable loops for quick song building. And with Skip Back Sampling, you can instantly grab those golden moments by capturing up to 40 seconds of audio from your last performance.

All 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. Layer and route multiple bus effects and motion record effect parameters for intricate sound textures and dynamic playback. Or plug into the mic/guitar input and jam with ready-to-go Vocoder, Auto Pitch, Harmony, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects.

Performance-tuned sequencing.

The SP-404MKII is filled with tools to create unique patterns and infuse performances with fresh energy. There’s adjustable quantize and shuffle, a Roll button for variable note repeat, and BPM-per-bank for instant tempo changes. Use Pad Link to fire off multiple samples at once and Pad Mute Automation to drop them in and out during playback. Then organize patterns for different sets and chain them together for live performance. And with ultra-tight synchronization, you can expand your setup with external MIDI gear and perform with multitrack files exported from your DAW—no laptop required.

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Specification

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 185 MB per sample)

Skip Back Sampling

Maximum 40 seconds (always records LINE OUT signal independently of sampling/resampling)

Internal Data Format

16-bit linear

Import Format

WAV, AIFF, MP3
*SP-404MKII APP supports WAV, AIFF, MP3, FLAC, M4A.

Sampling frequency

48kHz

Pattern Sequencer

Resolution: 480 ticks, quarter note
Pattern length: 1 to 64 bars (variable during recording)
Recording methods: real-time loop recording, TR-REC step sequencing

Effects

Multi-effects: 41 types
Input effects: 17 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.

Accessories

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

 

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Additional information

Weight 1.1 kg
Dimensions 27.5 × 17.7 × 7 cm

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