Roland Ships Anemic SP-404SX
Roland is now shipping their SP-404SX Portable Sampler retread. For some reason people are buying these 404’s. Why? We don’t know either. Roland claims this update to the SP-404 offers 44.1kHz/16-Bit sound quality, improved DSP effects, a more versatile pattern sequencer, and easier data management.
The SP-404SX includes 29 DSP effects, including filter, delay, unique voice effects, subsonic, and looper. Twelve trigger pads, three control knobs, and a Sub Pad for triggering allow DJs, musicians, and sound engineers to trigger samples and jingles and apply effects on the fly at the club, gig, or theater.
The built-in microphone, simple user interface, and optional battery operation enable recording with the SP-404SX anywhere. It is also easy to import samples and utilize the effects onboard for sound design or live performance purposes. The more versatile pattern sequencer now includes an improved quantize mode with new shuffle feel for creating the latest in hip hop, R&B, and reggaeton grooves.
Roland’s SP-404SX costs $466 and is available now. More information on the Roland SP-404SX.