Roland Corporation U.S. announced it is now shipping the SP-404 Portable Power Sampler. Based on Roland’s SP-303 sampler, the new SP-404 offers more features, more voices, more pads and more memory. The SP-404’s sleek look is new to the SP family, and it surpasses its predecessor by offering battery-power compatibility, a CompactFlash slot and a built-in microphone for quick, stress-free sampling sessions. There are no cables and mics to connect.
The SP-404 offers crystal-clear Compact Disc-grade sound, but for lo-fi lovers, the SP-404 also provides a Lo-Fi sampling mode. Also, .WAV and .AIF files can be imported and exported via CompactFlash card.
The SP-404’s onboard pattern sequencer allows up to 8,000 notes to be recorded. Up to 24 patterns, each 1–99 measures long, can be stored in the internal memory simultaneously. An additional 96 patterns can be saved on CompactFlash cards. Top-quality effects are built into the SP-404, all under the control front-panel knobs. Featured in the FX menu: Subsonic, BPM Looper, DJFX Looper, reverb, flanger, delay, Voice Transformer, distortion, filter, Slicer, Isolator, Vinyl Simulator and more. The SP-404’s effects can be applied to multiple samples simultaneously or live input signals.
For more information, please go to www.RolandUS.com.