Roland OCTAPAD SPD-30 is a digital percussion instrument with built-in sounds and effects, a phrase looping functionality, and the capability of controlling external MIDI devices and software instruments via USB connectivity. SPD-30 has 8 isolated drum pads that make use of Roland’s advanced V-Drum technology and the ability to expand with inputs for four pads, triggers and pedals.
The internal sounds offer you 50 different drum kits covering a wide range of percussion styles. There’re a total of 670 instruments, with a massive 80 note polyphony. The phase looping functionality allows you to create and layer up to 3 loops, using 3 different drum sets. You can assign multiple drum sounds to each pad to create deep and complex sounds. Synthesizers, basses and other instruments and samples are included in the internal sounds, so you can really build up entire songs.
The SPD-30 not only has the ability to take control of the traditional sound modules and other instruments with its MIDI I/O interface but it can be connected to a computer via USB to control software-based instruments. An additional USB port is included to back-up your work. The four extra trigger inputs include a dedicated hi-hat controller, so the OCTAPAD SPD-30 can be used as a full drum kit. Drummers can also put Roland’s RT series triggers on their acoustic drum heads and blur the line between their electronic and acoustic kits.
Roland FD-8 Hi-Hat Control Pedal allows drummers to get more realistic hi-hat sounds with smooth transitions between open and closed. You can add the FD-8 to your older V-Tour and V-Compact V-Drum kits, and you will enjoy improved feel and response from your V-Drums sound module. Both a monaural connection cable and an owner’s manual are included with the FD-8 hi-hat control pedal.
Roland OCTAPAD SPD-30
Four dual-trigger inputs, plus hi-hat controller for adding pads to create a mini kit, or for connecting triggers from acoustic drums
The latest pad-sensing technology developed for V-Drums provides even and accurate pad triggering with excellent isolation between pads
Includes percussion sounds from around the world, plus 30 types of multi-effects
Phrase Loop function inspires your creativity – record your playing in real time and overdub up to three layers
Rugged, road-worthy design
Large backlit LCD and pad indicator lights for easy operation in low-light conditions
USB connectivity for MIDI and memory storage
Hi-hat controller pedal for V-Drums electronic drum kits
Smooth open-to-closed action for a more natural response
FD-8 is included with newer V-Drums kits
Includes a connection cable and manual
Roland OCTAPAD SPD-30
Type: Percussion Controller
Pads: 8 x velocity sensitive pads
Analog Inputs: 5 x 1/4″ (trigger in with hi-hat control), 1 x 1/4″ (mix in)
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (main out), 1 x 1/4″ (headphones)
MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
USB: 1 x Type A, 1 x Type B
Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4″
Effects: Ambience, EQ, Limiter, Multi-effects
Memory: Store up to 50 phrases, 3 parts
Power Source: Roland power adapter (included)
Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Width (W): 130 mm; 5-1/8 inches
Depth (D): 396 mm; 15-5/8 inches
Height (H): 103 mm; 4-1/16 inches
Weight: 1.3 kg; 2 lbs. 14 oz