Roland SPD

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About Roland SPD

Roland electric percussion brings a versatile, precise and robust approach to hybrid drumming. Whether you're looking for a simple way to add electric percussion to your music or you're a drummer looking to add a couple of extra sounds to your kit with multi-pad sampling or enhance the sound of your drums with the use of triggers, Roland will make the percussion machine to suit your needs.

Built with drummers in mind, Roland percussion instruments feature an intuitive user interface for easy audio sculpting, a robust construction designed to survive use on the road and some of the best and most recognisable sounds available on the market. All you need to do is hook it up to a PA system and you're ready to rock.

Frequently Asked Questions about Roland SPD

Question: What are the SPD::One pads for?
The SPD-One range offers a simple and affordable way to break into hybrid drumming. The pads can be triggered via sticks, hands or feet to suit your style of playing, plus there are four different models to pick from. The KICK features kicks, cymbals, claps and percussion instrument sounds. PERCUSSION features shakers, hi-hats, congas and bell sounds. ELECTRO is focussed on electronic music and features claps, snares and sounds from the iconic TR-808. The WAV allows you to load in any sound you want for limitless possibilities.
Question: Can I use an SPD-SX to play backing tracks?
Absolutely! The SPD-SX great because it gives you multiple outputs, allowing you to split your backing tracks into stems for easy mixing. In addition, tracks can be assigned to a pad or triggered by a footswitch, meaning there will be no need for a count in on your track.
Question: What's the difference between the SPD-30 and SPD-SX?
The SPD-30 hosts 99 kits and 670 high quality sounds. The SPD-SX comes with a small selection of sounds and 15 preset kits, but gives you the ability to load in your own sounds and create your own kits. The SPD-30 is a great option if you're looking for a simple way to play classic sounds, while the SPD-SX is excellent for creating new textures and triggering audio loops.