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Roland HandSonic HPD-20 Digital Hand Percussion Controller
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A digital hand percussion pad console loaded with SuperNATURAL.

Roland takes digital hand percussion to a new dimension with the HandSonic HPD-20, a unique and versatile instrument that's ideal for a wide range of music creators, from percussionists and drummers to electronic dance music performers, composers, and producers.

Equipped with the renowned SuperNATURAL sound engine and potent multi-effects, the HPD-20 offers 850 dynamic, ready-to-play sounds, plus the ability to import your own custom sounds via USB flash memory. Thirteen pads provide ultra-sensitive response and flexible control options for playing onboard sounds and external MIDI instruments with an incredible range of expression.

The HandSonic pad interface also excels in computer music applications, where it's perfect for playing virtual instruments, recording MIDI and audio performances in DAW software, and much more. And with its convenient trigger inputs, you can easily expand the HPD-20 with a Roland pad and hi-hat controller to build a super-compact percussion set.

Roland HandSonic HPD-20 Digital Hand Percussion Controller Features:

  • 850 percussion sounds including drums, modern electronica beats, and more
    Roland's acclaimed SuperNATURAL sound engine
    Import up to 500 WAV sounds via USB flash memory and assign them to pads
    Editing capability allows you to tweak and layer instruments and process tones with three independent multi-effects engines, ambience, and EQ
    13 silicone rubber pads provide ultra-sensitive velocity response and a comfortable feel
    Dynamic pad assignments let you dampen, mute, and tune sounds for authentic performance of acoustic hand percussion like congas and tabla
    Roll button and Realtime Modify knob; D-BEAM for controlling sounds and effects with hand movements
    Easily capture performances and ideas with the Quick Rec function and export them as WAV audio files to USB flash memory
    Inputs for connecting a Roland pad and hi-hat controller (sold separately)
    USB Computer port for audio/MIDI communication with popular music software, including DAWs and standalone virtual instruments

Roland HandSonic HPD-20 Digital Hand Percussion Controller Specifications:

  • Specs
    Pad: 10", 13 sections, pressure-sensitive
    * An external trigger input is provided, allowing you to connect a pad (sold separately).
    Kits: 200
    Instruments: 850
    Kit Chains: 15 chains (50 steps per chain)
    User Instruments: Maximum 500 (includes factory preloaded user instruments)
    Sound Length (total): 12 minutes in mono, 6 minutes in stereo
    File Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
    Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 25 types
    Ambience: 10 types
    3-band Kit EQ
    Quick Rec Resolution: 480 ticks per quarter note
    Recording Method: Realtime
    Maximum Note Storage: approx. 30,000 notes
    Export File Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
    Controllers: D-BEAM, Realtime Modify knob
    Display: Graphic LCD 64 x 128 dots
    OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    MIX IN jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    TRIG IN jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    HH CTRL jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    FOOT SW jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
    USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B (Audio, MIDI)
    USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
    DC IN jack
    Interface: Hi-Speed USB (USB Audio, USB MIDI, USB Flash Memory)
    Power Supply: AC Adaptor
    Current Draw: 700 mA
    Accessories: Owner's manual, AC adaptor

    Options (sold separately)
    Kicks: KD series
    Pads: PD series, PDX series, BT-1
    Cymbals: CY series
    Hi-Hat Control Pedal: FD series
    Pad Stand: PDS-10
    Carrying Bag: CB-HPD
    Foot Switch: BOSS: FS-5U, FS-6
    Pedal Switch: DP-2
    Personal Drum Monitor: PM-10
    USB Flash Memory
    * Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used

    Size and Weight
    Width: 12-1/4 inches (311mm)
    Depth: 15-15/16 inches (404mm)
    Height: 4-1/16 inches (102mm)
    Weight: 5 lbs. 5 oz. (2.4kg)

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  • Best Electronic Hand Percussion Instrument

    As reviewed by Doug on 11/15/2014

    After purchasing other electronic hand electronic instruments by Roland, Yamaha, and Korg, I found that the HPD-20 is by far the best one to buy even if it is a little pricey. The Roland Octopad for example is not responsive enough for fast hand or stick movements. The Roland TM-2 Module after you buy a few triggers will cost about 2/3 the price of the HPD-20 and not be even half as good. I also own Roland V-drum sets TD-9, TD-15, & TD4KP - and acoustic drums, with Zildjian K-Custom cymbals. My set-up has been hybrid for 3 years. To supplement my sound, I use hand percussion drums and instruments including Djembe, Conga, and others. The HPD-20 is very responsive and has an excellent selection of sounds and kits. I would highly recommend that anyone buying this to get the stand for it, and that you also use a Roland Bass-drum kick trigger pad, and FD-8 Hi-Hat pad which makes the kit far more versatile. I use the HPD-20 without hesitation on small and large gigs, amplified by QSC powered speakers and use my own sounds put into the HPD-20 from my computer DAW's.

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