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Roland Ships SP-404SX

November 30, 2009

Roland Corporation U.S. has announced that the SP-404SX portable sampler is shipping. This update to the popular SP-404 offers 44.1kHz/16-bit sound, improved DSP effects, a more versatile pattern sequencer and easier data management. It''s available now with an MSRP of $465.

The SP-404SX includes 29 DSP effects—including filter, delay, unique voice effects, subsonic, and looper—that switch seamlessly for a smooth performance. Twelve trigger pads, three control knobs and a Sub Pad for rapid triggering allow DJs, musicians and sound engineers to trigger samples and jingles and apply effects on the fly at the club, gig or theater.

The built-in microphone, simple user interface and optional battery operation enable recording with the SP-404SX anywhere inspiration strikes. It is also easy to import samples and utilize the high quality effects onboard for sound design or unique live performance purposes. The more versatile pattern sequencer now includes an improved quantize mode with new shuffle feel for creating the latest in hip hop, R&B and reggaeton grooves.

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