Roland SPD::ONE WAV PAD Percussion Pad (SPDONE)

The latest electronic sample and trigger pad from Roland, a versatile extension for your drumkit, electronic drumkit or percussion set. DJs and producers might like the SPD as well.
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You want a simple sample player? Load your sound and hit it with your fingers, hands, feet or drumsticks? Don't want to pay thousands? The Roland SPD::ONE WAV PAD is the latest digitial percussion pad that allows you to perform with your own samples and sounds.

The SPD ONE WAV PAD will trigger a short sample or a whole song or click track. It's up to you what your load into it.

The trigger sensitivity is fully adjustable as are the sounds once they are in.

Power the SPD ONE WAV PAD with wall power or put in a set of batteries for ultimate portability. 

One of the reasons this is going to be a hot ticket item is just how easy it is to use. It's nothing technical, very accessible controls for all the essentials like volume, tone, and the sound.

This will suit any musician looking to expand the sounds they make, and a worthy addition to an acoustic or electronic drumkit.

Features

  • Light, compact digital percussion pad that can be played with drumsticks, hands, or feet
  • Import your original WAV sound data by connecting to a computer via USB and dragging and dropping files
  • Internal 4 GB drive can hold up to 360 minutes of stereo audio
  • Edit and control your sounds easily with just four knobs
  • Powered by batteries (4 x AA) or AC adapter
  • Main output (mono) and headphones output (stereo) for monitoring
  • USB-MIDI enables use as a pad controller for music software
  • Can be floor or tabletop mounted, or fitted to drum hardware and mic stands using the included mounting adapter

A Digital Percussion Pad You Can Play with Sticks, Hands, or Feet

Every musician is individual, and your instruments need to complement your creativity and performance style. The SPD::ONE WAV PAD lets you play the way you want to; this compact digital percussion pad can be played with drumsticks, hands, or even your feet. What’s more, you can adjust sensitivity and trigger threshold settings in seconds by using two control dials on the side of the unit. Drummers and percussionists will love the solid feel and natural rebound, guitarists can confidently stomp on the unit for four-on-the-floor beats, and practically any musician can play sounds by hand without fear of sore palms and fingers at the end of the night.

Import Entire Songs, Backing Tracks, and Clicks

The SPD::ONE WAV PAD can import and play WAV audio files.* From backing tracks to individual samples like vocal phrases, drum sounds, and musical sequences, if you can record it, you can load it in the SPD::ONE WAV PAD and play it. Importing audio is very simple: just connect the unit to a PC or Mac via USB, and then drag and drop your files. Samples can then be triggered in different ways using a host of playback options, such as polyphonic, monophonic, or alternate. With the SPD::ONE WAV PAD, playing your own sounds at a gig has never been easier.

*Compatible WAV data format: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit, stereo or mono.

Play Click Tracks Simultaneously—and In Sync—with Backing Tracks

Playing with backing tracks brings studio-level production to the smallest of gigs. And with the SPD::ONE WAV PAD, anything you can record in the studio can be brought onto the live stage. But to stay in time with the backing track, you’ll need a click track, and the SPD::ONE WAV PAD can help. Imported audio click tracks that you create in your DAW to accompany your backing track will play simultaneously. But here’s the clever bit—while the backing track can only be heard via the main and headphones outputs, the click is automatically routed to the headphones only for stage monitoring. As you play, the volume balance between the backing and click tracks can be adjusted using the Balance Mix knob. The headphones output is designed to produce ample volume for monitoring, ensuring you hear the sound even on loud stages.

Layer Audio Files and Customize Your Sounds

While the SPD::ONE WAV PAD is simple to use, it can also handle some seriously creative setups. Up to three audio files can be layered together, so a single hit can produce three sounds at once. Imagine hearing a deep 808 kick sound combined with a hand clap and vocal phrase—this unique layering function has endless possibilities. You can even trigger different sounds by playing different velocities. For example, when playing hi-hat sounds, you can trigger a closed hi-hat by striking gently and an open hi-hat when you hit harder. The SPD::ONE WAV PAD makes it easy to put on a performance with surprising versatility.

Easily Fits Into Your Existing Instrument Setup

The SPD::ONE WAV PAD is compact enough to fit into your existing instrument setup without needing to move your other gear. With the included mounting adapter, you can easily clamp the pad to a hi-hat, cymbal, or tom stand,* or even a mic stand. Alternately, the SPD::ONE WAV PAD can be played without mounting it to anything at all—simply place it on the floor, a tabletop, or any solid surface.

*Fits percussion stand rod diameters from 8.0-12.7 mm.

Portable and Built for the Road

You can take the SPD::ONE WAV PAD wherever you want, thanks to its compact size and battery operation. It’s lightweight enough to be dropped into a bag or instrument case, and robust enough to travel thanks to its metal-body construction. You can even play and produce your own sounds on the move via headphones, and include them in your set list that night.

Easy Control Using Just Four Knobs

Operating the SPD::ONE WAV PAD is very simple. There are no complex submenus or button sequences—just select your sounds by turning the bank selector to any of the 12 positions, and hit the pad to play. With just four main knobs on the front panel, everything you need is at hand, including the ability to customize sounds, adjust overall volume, and balance levels on the fly.

Compact MIDI Controller for DAW Music Production

Thanks to built-in USB-MIDI support, the SPD::ONE WAV PAD can be used as a compact digital pad controller for a computer DAW. This provides a great way to play software-based sounds and enhance your productions with realistic MIDI percussion tracks.