Roland Announces Octapad SPD-30 Digital Percussion Pad
Roland had announced the Octapad SPD-30 digital percussion pad, which features eight trigger pads, built-in sounds, multi-effects, and external trigger inputs.
Using the latest trigger technology from the V-Drums, Roland claims the pads on the Octapad SPD-30 feature an extremely natural and responsive playing feel. The eight separate trigger surfaces provide superior dynamic response, trigger consistency over a pad’s entire surface, and the elimination of crosstalk.
The Octapad SPD-30 includes 50 kits and hundreds of cutting-edge drum and percussion sounds. Powerful onboard effects include 30 types of multi-effects that can be used on individual kits, and Ambience with an Equalizer and Limiter that can be applied to the overall Octapad SPD-30 sound.
With its large backlit LCD and intuitive interface, navigating menus and editing parameters on the Octapad SPD-30 is easy. The pads also feature illuminated LEDs, helpful for performing in low-light settings. The Phrase Loop recording feature allows the player to loop record sounds in real time, and then overdub additional parts or sounds. With the ability to record three parts per phrase, Phrase Loop is a powerful creative tool for live performance and recording.
The external trigger/control inputs allow players to connect additional pads, and a hi-hat controller to create a mini-electronic kit. The Octapad SPD-30 is also compatible with Roland RT-Series acoustic drum triggers, creating additional options for drummers who want to add electronics to their acoustic drum set. In addition, the Octapad SPD-30 has USB connectivity for both data backup and MIDI allowing players to expand their recording capabilities with personal computers. Standard MIDI connections are also included, allowing connection to external sound modules, samplers and other MIDI devices.
No pricing or availability has been released. More information on the Roland Octapad SPD-30.