Roland Introduces SPD::ONE, 4 Percussion-Pad Instruments
Since electronic drum kits were first introduced, musicians have always been drawn to the tonal customization and expressiveness that they provide, especially given the difficulty in achieving such with acoustic kits. Roland has taken this concept a step further with the SPD::ONE series, a set of four percussive pads that each provide their own distinct features and applications.
- The SPD::ONE PERCUSSION comes with a wide selection of acoustic percussion sounds, from shaker and tambourine to gong and timpani.
- The SPD::ONE KICK offers sounds optimized for triggering by foot, including bass drums, stomp boxes, percussion, and more. Each of these models comes with built-in effects, and offers the ability to import user WAV samples up to five seconds long via USB.
- The SPD::ONE ELECTRO is equipped with a variety of electronic percussion sounds, including snare and handclaps from Roland’s legendary TR drum machines.
- The SPD::ONE WAV PAD comes equipped with 4 GB of flash memory, enabling users to load their own custom WAV files via USB. With 12 memory locations and up to 360 minutes of stereo audio time available, the SPD::ONE WAV PAD can be loaded with everything from short one-shot samples and looped phrases to full-length backing tracks.
In terms of personality and overall capability, the ONE WAV would probably come in first place, given that the user can use their own samples – up to 4 GB or 360 minutes of recorded material. Of course, the on-board sounds provided in each of the percussion pad products are of great quality, in addition to being heavily customizable.
You can visit the Roland website to learn more about the SPD::ONE series.