Roland SP-404A

£449.00 Available to Order

Roland SP-404A

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Designed for live use, the SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler expands the sounds of the Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer for a powerful combination of sample and percussive synthesis. The fast, hands-on approach of the acclaimed SP-series performance samplers is a perfect fit for the impressive rhythmic effects and iconic step-sequencer of the Roland AIRA TR-8.

All of the functions and features of the popular SP-404SX are contained in the SP-404A, including its distinctive 16-bit linear sampling, 29 onboard DSP effects, smooth FX switching, and 12 professional performance pads. Plus, a new library of sounds curated by sampleindustry leader Loopmasters are provided via the included SD card. Whether used standalone or controlled by the TR-8, the SP-404A makes for an intuitive and inspiring addition to the AIRA range of performance instruments for DJs, musicians, and producers.


Maximum Polyphony

  • 12 voices

 Recordable Data

  • Samples: 120 (12 samples x 10 banks) (stored on SD card)
  • Patterns: 120 (12 patterns x 10 banks) (stored on SD card)

 Sampling Time (Total time for all samples)

  • The maximum sampling time (size) for a single sample is approximately 180 minutes in stereo (2 GB). The following shows the approximate total sampling time of the samples that can be stored on one SD card.
  • Card capacity / Stereo (Mono)
  • 1 GB / Approx. 90 min. (180 min.)
  • 2 GB / Approx. 180 min. (360 min.)
  • 4 GB / Approx. 360 min. (720 min.)
  • 8 GB / Approx. 720 min. (24 hours)
  • 16 GB / Approx. 24 hours (48 hours)
  • 32 GB / Approx.48 hours (96 hours)
  • Since the SD card included with the SP-404A contains preload data, the available sampling time will be less than the time above.

 Data Format

  • 16-bit linear (.wav/aiff)

 Sampling Frequency

  • 44.1 kHz

 Pattern Sequencer

  • Maximum recordable notes: Approx. 16,000 notes
  • Resolution: 96 ticks per quarter note
  • Pattern length: 1–99 measures
  • Recording method: Realtime Loop Recording (with shuffle quantize function)


  • 29 types


  • 12 + Sub pad x 1


  • Control knob x 3


  • 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)

 Onboard Mic

  • Mono x 1


  • LINE IN jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)
  • LINE OUT jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)
  • PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
  • MIC IN jack (1/4-inch phone type)
  • MIDI IN connector
  • DC IN jack
  • SD card slot

 Power Supply

  • AC Adaptor or Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)/Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 6
  • * Batteries sold separately

 Battery Life for Continuous Use

  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approximately 5 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.)
  • Alkaline battery: Approximately 4 hours
  • *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

 Current Draw

  • 450 mA


  • 178 (W) x 257 (D) x 73 (H) mm
  • 7 (W) x 10-1/8 (D) x 2-7/8 (H) inches


  • 1.2 kg/2 lbs 11 oz (excluding AC adaptor)


  • SD Card
  • AC Adaptor
  • Owner's Manual