Roland SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector


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Roland Streamlined Beatmaking Machine for Production and Performance

SP samplers are the bona fide kings of performance-based beatmaking, celebrated for their distinctive sound and ability to create rapid-fire beats anywhere, anytime. Carefully refined through community feedback and extensive research and development, Roland SP-404MKII is the ultimate SP sampler. It's faster and better than ever, with a vivid OLED display, expressive new pads, expanded effects, fluid sequencing and sampling and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your music.

  • Vivid OLED display for visual waveform editing, full menu access and more
  • 17 velocity-sensitive RGB pads with no-click design for smooth playability
  • Faster workflow with quick startup and load times, 16GB internal storage, low-latency pads and rapid sample editing
  • Compact, ultra-lightweight 2.6 lb design with versatile power options: USB-C, mobile battery (via USB-C port), six AA batteries or included AC adaptor
  • Extensive onboard effects, including SP classics like vinyl simulator and DJFX looper, new lo-fi, cassette simulator and resonator effects and dedicated vocoder, auto pitch and guitar amp simulator effects for the mic/guitar input
  • 32-voice polyphony, 160 samples per project and 16 internal projects for expanded programming possibilities
  • Blazing onboard sample editing with realtime or auto-chop mode, auto BPM detect, envelope, pitch shift and resampling for layering sounds and phrases
  • Pre-loaded sound library with 144 high-quality, professionally recorded samples and patterns
  • Extensive customization options with removable metal faceplate, downloadable outline template, multiple screensavers and personalized startup logos
  • Upgraded I/O includes 1/4" line in/out, 1/4" mic/guitar input, 1/4" and 1/8" headphones outputs and 1/8" TRS MIDI in/out
  • New resampling workflow for re-recording with various effects for detailed sound design
  • Audio capture and streaming supported with mobile devices and computers via USB-C*
  • Skip Back Sampling to automatically capture up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance
  • Bus FX for layering multiple effects with customizable routing for creating intricate sound textures
  • Adjustable quantization and shuffle percentage across multiple note resolutions to customize swing
  • Pattern sequencer with the ability to create full songs with BPM per bank, ideal for running backing tracks or programming performances
  • Chain patterns for automatic playback and use Pad Link to trigger up to four samples with a single press
  • DJ mode enables new approaches to live performance by manipulating and mixing two separate audio files
  • SP-404MKII editor software for Mac and Windows provides direct sample access, detailed waveform editing, sample management, pad assignment and import of MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects

*A supported iOS mobile device with a Lightning connector can be connected to SP-404MKII via USB-C using the appropriate Apple adaptor cable. SP-404MKII must be powered with the included AC adaptor or 6 AA batteries (sold separately) in this circumstance. See the SP-404MKII Reference Manual for more USB-C connection info.


Bigger, better, faster, stronger
SP-404MKII has everything people love about its predecessor with some serious upgrades, like 17 ultra-expressive pads and updated knobs for smooth, hands-on control. Beatmaking is even quicker with a speedy boot time, swift project loading and sample import and easy project access via 16GB of internal storage. Longtime users and new beatmakers alike will feel right at home with the intuitive layout and classic SP effects, plus a revamped sampling and sequencing workflow, Skip Back Sampling for quick performance capture, DJ mode to mix beats live and more.

Guerilla beatmaking
People who make music with SP samplers love the rapid workflow, portability and tactile approach they offer. SP-404MKII takes this experience even further, retaining a lightweight-yet-rugged design while adding features that make it even easier to create in any scenario. Bang out beats anywhere with AA or mobile battery power, capture audio from or stream direct to your mobile device via USB or collaborate with a partner using the dual headphone outputs and mic/guitar input.

A sampler with soul
With SP404MKII's vivid OLED screen and zoomable waveform view, sample editing is smooth like butter. Chop up samples by tapping out edit points in real time or use auto chop to slice samples automatically. Then, finesse them with envelope and pitch shift and use the new resampling workflow to re-record patterns and effects layers for detailed sound design. And with Skip Back Sampling, you can instantly grab those golden moments by capturing up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance.

All about effects
Process, flip and twist your sounds with legendary SP effects and a selection of new classics. SP staples like vinyl simulator and DJFX looper are now joined with powerful additions that include lo-fi, cassette simulator and resonator. Layer and route multiple simultaneous bus effects for intricate sound textures or plug into the mic/guitar input and jam with ready-to-go vocoder, auto pitch and guitar amp simulator effects.

Performance-tuned sequencing
SP-404MKII gives you the flexibility to create patterns with unique feel and energy. There's adjustable input quantize and shuffle for custom swing, Pad Link for firing off multiple samples with a single tap, a roll button for variable note repeat and BPM-per-bank for instant tempo changes. It's also possible to organize patterns for different sets and chain them together to automate playback. With your hands freed up, you can stretch out on the SP effects controls or let rip on your favorite synth.

Customize it
You work hard to be a unique artist, so why play on cookie-cutter gear that looks like everyone else's? Personalize your SP-404MKII with your own style or branding for a look that's as distinctive as your sound. Grab the faceplate template to create custom overlays, style your startup screen with personalized logos or select a screensaver that matches your vibe.

SP-404MKII app, sample packs and more on Roland Cloud
Download the SP-404MKII app from Roland Cloud Manager to go even deeper with your Mac or Windows computer. Access more detailed waveform editing, assign samples to pads and import MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects for remixing and updating. And while you're there, check out the exclusive Beatmaker Sample Pack series for more sonic material from legendary sound designers and musicians to inspire your next production.

More Information
Manufacturer Roland
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power supply
Analog/Digital Digital
Number of Keys None
Programs/Presets 160 samples per project
16 internal projects
Pre-loaded sound library with 144 samples
Voices of Polyphony 32
Effects Lo-fi
Cassette simulator
Vinyl simulator
DJFX looper
Auto pitch
Guitar amp simulator
Sequencer Pattern length: 1 to 64 bars
Resolution: 480 ticks, quarter note
Recording method: realtime loop recording with shuffle quantize function
Sampling Onboard sampling via 1/4" stereo line in, mic/guitar input or 1/8" stereo input
Internal Storage Capacity Storage via SD card slot with support for SDHC cards up to 32GB
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
Audio Inputs Dual 1/4" stereo line input
1/4" mic/guitar input with input gain control
Audio Outputs Dual 1/4" stereo output
1/4" stereo headphone output
1/8" stereo headphone output
Onboard Controllers 17 × velocity-sensitive RGB pads with no-click design
Expansion SD card slot with support for SDHC cards up to 32GB
Width 7"
Depth 10.875"
Height 2.8125"
Product Weight 2 lb 7 oz.

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