Roland release OCTAPAD digital percussion pad
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-05-16)
Roland's OCTAPAD SPD-30 digital percussion pad
(http://www.RolandUS.com/OCTAPAD) is now available in stores. Featuring eight trigger pads, built-in sounds, multi-effects, and
external trigger inputs, the OCTAPAD SPD-30 is the perfect portable
electronic percussion instrument for any playing application.
Using the latest trigger technology from Roland's industry-leading
V-Drums(R), the pads on the OCTAPAD SPD-30 feature an extremely
natural and responsive playing feel. The eight separate trigger
surfaces provide superior dynamic response, trigger consistency over a
pad's entire surface, and the elimination of crosstalk.
The OCTAPAD SPD-30 includes 50 kits and hundreds of cutting-edge drum
and percussion sounds. Powerful onboard effects include 30 types of
multi-effects that can be used on individual kits, and Ambience with
an Equalizer and Limiter that can be applied to the overall OCTAPAD
SPD-30 sound. The Phrase Loop recording feature allows the player to
loop recorded sounds in real time, and then overdub additional parts
or sounds. With the ability to record three parts per phrase, Phrase
Loop is a powerful creative tool for live performance and recording.
The external trigger/control inputs allow players to connect
additional pads, and a hi-hat controller to create a powerful yet
portable mini-electronic kit. The OCTAPAD SPD-30 is also compatible
with Roland RT-Series acoustic drum triggers, creating additional
options for drummers who want to add electronics to their acoustic
With its large backlit LCD and intuitive interface, navigating menus
and editing parameters on the OCTAPAD SPD-30 is extremely easy. The
pads also feature illuminated LEDs, helpful for performing in
low-light settings. In addition, the OCTAPAD SPD-30 has USB
connectivity for both data backup and MIDI allowing players to expand
their recording capabilities with personal computers. Standard MIDI
connections are also included, allowing connection to external sound
modules, samplers and other MIDI devices.
The OCTAPAD SPD-30 is now shipping with a US MSRP of $799.
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