Roland HandSonic HPD-20 Electronic Percussion Controller

Roland HandSonic HPD-20 Electronic Percussion Controller

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Roland HandSonic HPD-20 features the Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL sound engine and a highly sensitive multi-pad interface for maximum expression, plus a huge selection of ready-to-play sounds, WAV import via USB, deep editing capability, onboard effects, and much more. The HPD-20 is compact, intuitive and versatile, ideal for a wide range of music creators from percussionists and drummers to electronic dance music performers, composers, and producers.

The HPD-20’s 13 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.


Powerful hand percussion instrument for live performance and studio music production

850 ready-to-play sounds include percussion from around the world, melodic instruments, drums, tones for modern electronica beats, and more

Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL sound engine delivers unparalleled tone quality and expressiveness

Import up to 500 of your own WAV sounds via USB flash memory and assign them to pads

Deep 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


10 inches, 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 Instrument
Number of 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)

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)
DC IN jack

Interface: Hi-Speed USB (USB Audio, USB MIDI, USB Flash Memory)

Power Supply: AC Adaptor

Current Draw: 700 mA

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.

Dimensions (WxHxD): 311 x 102 x 404mm; 12-1/4 x 4-1/16 x 15-15/16″

Weight: 2.4 kg; 5 lbs. 5 oz.

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