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Roland Overview - OCTAPAD SPD-30 Version 2play button

Roland Overview - OCTAPAD SPD-30 Version 2

OCTAPAD SPD-30 "Phrase Loop" Tutorial part 1play button

OCTAPAD SPD-30 "Phrase Loop" Tutorial part 1

Roland Kit Example (1) Acoustic drum (SPD-30 V2)play button

Roland Kit Example (1) Acoustic drum (SPD-30 V2)

OCTAPAD SPD-30 Expanded Examples (Vol.1)play button

OCTAPAD SPD-30 Expanded Examples (Vol.1)


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The Roland Octapad SPD-30 is Roland's powerful drum controller packed with over 670 instruments and 50 kits to unleash your creativity. This next-generation Octapad reinvention provides essential sounds and advanced triggering technology in a road-ready package for demanding performers. With eight large, touch-sensitive pads, an intuitive interface, hi-hat controller and Phrase Loop function, the SPD-30 offers drummers and percussionists a universe of styles at their fingertips.

Vast, Customizable Sound Bank

Unlike its PAD-8 predecessor, the SPD-30 contains its own internal sound bank with 50 kits spanning musical genres. Tune, muffle, adjust attack and pitch sweep the sounds to your liking. The SPD-30 puts a truckload of customizable drum and percussion instruments in one portable unit.

Multi-Effects Mastery

Based on Roland's leading effects technology, the SPD-30's multi-effects engine takes your performances to the next level with 30 types of effects, EQ, limiter and seven ambiance types built in.

Instant Phrase Looping

The Phrase Loop function lets you instantly create layered loops and phrases. Record and store 50 phrases internally, with up to three layers each. Save phrase data to your USB drive.

Advanced Triggering for Flawless Performance

The SPD-30 benefits from Roland's most advanced V-Drum triggering technology. Each isolated pad provides the utmost sensitivity and crosstalk rejection. Connect four dual-trigger inputs and a hi-hat controller to create a mini drum set with external pads and accept triggers from acoustic drums through RT series products.

Roland Octapad SPD-30 Black
Roland Octapad SPD-30 Black

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  • 8 trigger pads with hundreds of sounds
  • 50 drum kits
  • Packed with new percussion sounds from around the world, plus 30 types of multi-effects
  • The latest pad-sensing technology developed for V-Drums provides even and accurate pad triggering with excellent isolation between pads
  • Four dual-trigger inputs plus hi-hat controller for adding pads to create a mini kit, or for accepting triggers from acoustic drums
  • Ambience with equalizer and limiter
  • Phrase Loop function inspires your creativity; record your playing in real time and overdub up to three layers
  • USB connectivity for MIDI and memory storage
  • Large, backlit LCD and pad indicator lights for easy operation onstage or in any environment
  • Rugged, roadworthy design

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  • Pads: 8 built-in pads (Four external trigger inputs are provided, allowing you to connect Pads)
  • Instruments: 670
  • Kits: 50
  • Kit chain: 8 chains (20 steps per chain)
  • Instrument parameters: Tuning, Muffling, Soft Attack, Tone Color, Pitch Sweep, Volume, Pan, Reverse
  • Effect types: Ambience (7 Types), Equalizer, Limiter, Multi Effect (30 Types)
  • Phrase Loop: Phrases, 50; Parts, 3; Tempo, 40 to 260; Resolution, 480 ticks per quarter note; Recording Method, Real time; Maximum Note Storage, approximately 10,000 notes
  • Display: 60 x 160 dots Graphic Type LCD (Backlit LCD), Pad Status Illumination x 8 (LED)
  • Connectors: Phones Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type), Output Jacks (L (MONO), R) (1/4" phone type), Mix In Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type), External Trigger Input Jacks x 4, HH CTRL Jack, FOOT SW Jack (1/4" TRS phone type), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), USB Memory Connector (for USB Memory), USB MIDI Connector (for USB MIDI)
  • Output Impedance: 1.0 kOhms
  • Power Supply: AC Adaptor (DC 9V)
  • Current Draw: 600mA
  • Options: Pads (PD series, PDX series), Cymbals (CY series), Kick Triggers (KD series), Hi-Hats (VH-11), Hi-Hat Control Pedal (FD series), Pad Stand (PDS-10), All-Purpose Clamp (APC-33), Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT-10K, RT-10S, RT-10T), Pedal Switch (DP-2), Footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6), Personal Drum Monitor: PM-10, PM-30; V-Drums Accessory Package: DAP-3, V-Drums Mat: TDM-10, USB memory (Use USB memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 541 mm x 272 mm x 88 mm, 21-5/16" x 10-3/4" x 3-1/2"
  • Weight: 3.8 kg., 8 lb. 7 oz.

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