Roland SP-404SX

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Roland SP-404SX - Synth Palace
Roland SP-404SX - Synth Palace

Roland SP-404SX

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  • SKU: sam-005
  • Brand: Roland
  • Type: Sampler
  • Availability: In Stock



Roland’s acclaimed SP-404 performance sampler takes an exciting leap forward with the new SP-404SX. In addition to the fun, fast, hands-on features of the original, the new model offers enhanced sound quality with pure 16-bit linear sampling, improved DSP effects, smooth FX switching, a more versatile pattern sequencer (with a new shuffle feature), and easier data management with SD-card compatibility. It’s a creatively stimulating, powerful tool for DJs, musicians, and producers.

Sample anywhere, anytime using the SP-404SX’s built-in microphone. And since the SP-404SX can run on AC or battery power (six AA batteries), it’s easy to record wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. Just power-up, point, and record. Line and mic inputs are also available for recording direct or with an external microphone. The SP-404SX’s sampling format is uncompressed wave for high-quality audio capture.

\The SP-404SX is made to be played — it’s packed with interactive controls for jamming along with loops and patterns. Put your fingers on the three non-slip control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid repeat triggering in real-time. On dark stages or DJ booths, the SP-404SX is a performers dream with its illuminated rubber pads and bright LED screen.


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)

1GB / Approx. 90 min. (180 min.)

2GB / Approx. 180 min. (360 min.)

4GB / Approx. 360 min. (720 min.)

8GB / Approx. 720 min. (24 hours)

16GB / Approx. 24 hours (48 hours)

32GB / Approx.48 hours (96 hours)

Since the 1 GB SD card included with the SP-404SX contains preload data, the available sampling time will be less than the time above.

Data Format: 16-bit linear(.wav/aif)

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 x 1

Controllers: Control Knob x 3

Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)

Onboard Mic: Mono x 1


LINE INPUT jacks (L, R)(RCA phono type)

LINE OUTPUT jacks (L, R)(RCA phono type)

Headphones (PHONES) jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)

MIC jack (1/4 inch phone type)

MIDI IN connector

DC IN jack

SD card slot

Power Supply: DC 9 V (Ni-MH AA SIZE Rechargeable Battery x 6, Alkaline AA SIZE Dry Battery x 6 or AC Adaptor) *Batteries sold separately

Battery life for continuous use: Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries: approximately 5 hours, Alkaline dry batteries: approximately 4 hours *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Current Draw: 450 mA

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