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Roland SP-404A
Linear Wave Sampler

OUR PART #:  SP-404A

Roland's SP-404A expands upon the success of the AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer with a design featuring a combination of sample and percussive synthesis.
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Roland's SP-404A expands upon the success of the AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer with a design featuring a combination of sample and percussive synthesis. The iconic sequencer is equipped with all of the same features of the popular SP-404SX including 16-bit linear sampling, 29 onboard DSP effects, and smooth FX switching, while adding a new library of sounds designed by the industry leader Loopmasters.

Roland Linear Wave Sampler Features:

  • Sample anytime, anywhere with the built-in mic and battery power
  • Can be triggered from the 16-step sequencer in theTR-8 Rhythm Performer (TR-8 system version 1.50 or later required)
  • AIRA black-and-green color scheme to match existing AIRA hardware
  • “Sounds by Loopmasters” SD card includes over 100 new stereo samples, effects, and one-shots
  • 29 DSP effects, including filter, delay, unique voice effects, subsonic, looper, and more
  • Three control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid-repeat triggering
  • Seamless effects switching for smooth, perfect performances
  • Pattern sequencer with quantize mode and shuffle feels
  • Import audio files from a computer and assign samples to pads with free Mac/Windows software

Roland Linear Wave Sampler Specifications:

  • Maximum Polyphony: 12 voices
  • Recordable Data
    • Samples: 120 (12 samples × 10 banks) (stored on SD card)
    • Patterns: 120 (12 patterns × 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)
  • Effects: 29 types
  • Pads: 12 + Sub pad × 1
  • Controllers: Control knob × 3
  • Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
  • Onboard Mic: Mono × 1
  • Connectors
    • 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 Adapter or Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)/Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) × 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
  • Accessories: 
    • SD Card
    • AC Adapter
    • Owner’s Manual

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