Gear Release - BPM Supreme - October 13, 2021
Get a First Look at the Roland SP-404MKII Creative Sampler

Roland has just introduced the SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector, a next-generation model in their SP compact sampler series. With expanded effects and a dedicated app that makes it easy to import and export files, as well as convert legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects to MKII format, the SP-404MKII has everything creators love about its predecessors—along with some serious upgrades.

In this exclusive first look video, BPM Create’s Mike Acosta gives us a tour of everything new that the SP-404MKII has to offer. The reimagining of this iconic sampler includes features like 16 pads (and the traditional sub pad), OLED Display, upgraded polyphony with support for 32 voices dual headphone outputs, and more. Fresh upgrades like 16 GB of internal storage, a USB-C Audio/MIDI interface, and AA batteries or USB bus power make the SP-404MKII perfect for modern music producers to create rapid-fire beats anytime, anywhere.

Since 2005, Roland’s SP samplers have been the kings of performance-based beat making, celebrated for their distinctive sound. Through community feedback and extensive research and development, the SP-404MKII is now refined with both traditional SP effects and a selection of new classics. Legacy staples like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper are complemented with additions like Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator. Users can also plug into the mic/guitar input and jam with ready-to-go Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects.

The SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector will be available in the U.S. in November for $499.99. Watch our exclusive first look video now to get a full tour of the latest features and learn more by visiting Roland’s website.

*Skip-back sampling time has been increased to 25 seconds since the filming of this video.
*The SP-404MKII uses six AA batteries, not AAA batteries.
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