Roland SP-404MK2 Compact Ultra-Lightweight Creative Sampler and Effector with 16 GB Internal Storage

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SKU: RolSP-404MK2

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Roland SP-404MK2 Compact Ultra-Lightweight Creative Sampler and Effector with 16 GB Internal Storage

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Roland SP-404MK2 Compact Ultra-Lightweight Creative Sampler and Effector with 16 GB Internal Storage

Roland SP-404MK2 Creative Sampler and Effector Samplers are the bona fide kings of performance-based beat-making, celebrated for their distinctive sound and ability to create rapid-fire beats anywhere, anytime. Carefully refined through community feedback and extensive research and development, the SP-404MK2 is the ultimate SP sampler. It is 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.

Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger

The SP-404MK2 has everything people love about its predecessor, with some serious upgrades like seventeen ultra-expressive pads and updated knobs for smooth, hands-on control. And beat-making is even quicker with speedy boot time, swift project loading and sample import, and easy project access via 16 GB 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. The SP-404MK2 takes this experience even further, retaining the 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 directly to your mobile device via USB, or collaborate with a partner using the dual headphones outputs and mic/guitar input.

A Sampler with Soul

With the SP-404MK2’s vivid OLED screen and zoom-able 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, and then finesse them with envelope and pitch shift. Convert any pattern to a sample with the press of a button, transforming complex programming into manageable loops for quick song building. And with Skip Back Sampling, you can instantly grab those golden moments by capturing up to forty 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 by powerful additions that include Lo-Fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator. Layer and route multiple bus effects and motion record effect parameters for intricate sound textures and dynamic playback. Or plug into the mic or guitar input and jam with ready-to-go Vocoder, Auto Pitch, Harmony, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects.

Performance-Tuned Sequencing

The SP-404MK2 is filled with tools to create unique patterns and infuse performances with fresh energy. There is adjustable quantization and shuffle, a Roll button for variable note repeat, and BPM-per-bank for instant tempo changes. Use Pad Link to fire off multiple samples at once and Pad Mute Automation to drop them in and out during playback. Then organize patterns for different sets and chain them together for a live performance. And with ultra-tight synchronization, you can expand your setup with external MIDI gear and perform with multitrack files exported from your DAW, with no laptop required.

Sound Stash

Dive into beat-making with the pre-loaded sounds in the SP-404MK2’s blazing-fast 16 GB of internal memory. There is a huge collection of curated samples to choose from and plenty of room to augment them with your private sound stash. You can now load even more sounds at once, with 160 samples across each project for expanded performance and beat-making combinations.

Break Beats, Not Banks

You should not need to take out a bank loan to make beats or produce tracks. The SP-404MK2 is more powerful and more affordable than ever, making it easy to add its rapid workflow and characteristic sound to your existing setup. And with all it can do, the SP-404MK2 may be the only piece you need for production and performance.

Customize It

You work hard to be a unique artist, so why play in cookie-cutter gear that looks like everyone else’s? Personalize your SP-404MK2 with your own style or branding for a look that is 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-404MK2 App, Sample Packs, and More on Roland Cloud

Download the SP-404MK2 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. You can also use the editor within Mac-based DAW workflows thanks to AU and VST3 plug-in support. And do not forget to check out Roland’s exclusive Beat Maker Sample Pack series, which offers new sonic material from legendary sound designers and musicians to inspire your next production.

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