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Now Available: Roland OctaPad SPD-30

May 12, 2010

The OctaPad SPD-30 digital percussion pad features eight trigger pads, built-in sounds, multi-effects and external trigger inputs. Using the latest trigger technology from Roland''s V-Drums, the pads on the OctaPad SPD-30 feature an extremely natural and responsive playing feel. The eight separate trigger surfaces provide dynamic response, trigger consistency over a pad''s entire surface and the elimination of crosstalk.

The OctaPad SPD-30 includes 50 kits and hundreds of drum and percussion sounds. Onboard effects include 30 types of multi-effects that can be used on individual kits, and ambience with an equalizer and limiter that can be applied to the overall OctaPad SPD-30 sound. The Phrase Loop recording feature allows the player to loop recorded sounds in real time, and then overdub additional parts or sounds, and provides the ability to record three parts per phrase.

The external trigger/control inputs allow players to connect additional pads and a hi-hat controller to create a mini-electronic kit. The OctaPad SPD-30 is also compatible with Roland RT Series acoustic drum trigger.

The OctaPad SPD-30 has USB connectivity for both data backup and MIDI, allowing players to expand their recording capabilities with personal computers. Standard MIDI connections are also included.

The OctaPad SPD-30 is now shipping with an MSRP of $799.

Find out more about the OctaPad SPD-30.

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