OCTAPAD SPD-30 Version 2

Upgrade your OCTAPAD with Version 2

The Reinvention of the OCTAPAD

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Information

(May 15, 2013)
As for the Indian Localized version of the SPD-30 V2, please access to the following micro-site operated by Roland India.
http://spd30v2.roland.co.in/

(Feb. 12, 2013)
Version 2 Kit List with Sound Previews Now Available!

(Jan. 21, 2013)
OCTAPAD SPD-30 System Program Version 2.02 Now Available!
Added "BT-1" to the Trigger Type.
Added "KD-9", "PDX-100", "PD-108", "PD-128", "CY-12C" and "CY-13R" to the Trigger Type.

Version 2 additional features;
- 99 enhanced preset kits with the best selection of world-percussion sounds
- Improved control over Phrase Loop functions for live performance
- Preset Kit Chain for quick access of specific musical sounds and styles
- Boost your output gain +6 dB when a stronger signal is needed
 

The Reinvention of the OCTAPAD

The new Version 2 system upgrade expands the SPD-30’s onboard kit and phrase libraries, and add powerful new features and functions.

Roland’s original Octapad profoundly changed the landscape of electronic percussion. The size of a briefcase, the Octapad offered drummers and percussionists the equivalent of an entire electronic rig in one self-contained unit — a new level of convenience and expression. Today, decades later, an exciting new chapter in Octapad history begins. The SPD-30 blends the world’s most essential sounds with the latest triggering technology in a road-tough package that’s ready for the most demanding performers.

  • - The latest pad-sensing technology developed for V-Drums provides even and accurate pad triggering with excellent isolation between pads
  • - Four dual-trigger inputs plus hi-hat controller for adding pads to create a mini kit, or for accepting triggers from acoustic drums
  • - Phrase Loop function inspires your creativity; record your playing in real time and overdub up to three layers
  • - USB connectivity for MIDI and memory storage
  • - Large backlit LCD and pad indicator lights for easy operation onstage or in any environment
  • - Rugged, road-worthy design

Variation

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The number of kits has been increased from 50 to 99 (Version 2)

Forty-nine exciting new kits have been added to the OCTAPAD for even more creative possibilities. Use the OCTAPAD as a compact drum set, play dynamic orchestral percussion, or explore traditional world percussion and melodic instruments from India, the Middle East, Africa, China, and Latin America.

* You can back up your own original OCTAPAD SPD-30 kit data and import it into Version 2.

Controllable Phrase Loop function with 50 preset phrases (Version 2)

The onboard Phrase Loop function lets you instantly create layered loops and phrases. You can record and store 50 phrases internally, with each containing up to three layers. You can also save your phrase data on your USB Memory.

With Version 2, you can control the start of Phrase Loop using pad velocity, buttons presses, and/or a footswitch (optional). Additionally, you can toggle freely between solo play (Kit mode) and phrase play (Phrase Loop mode). Nineteen new phrases have been added to the onboard library, which adds exciting performance and recording possibilities.

Useful Kit Chains for live performance (Version 2)

There are eight banks of Kit Chains onboard conveniently organized into musical style and instrument categories. Select from Drum Kits, Percussion, Orchestra Perc, Club Sounds, Melodic Perc, Melodic Synth, Sound Effects, and Expanded Kits. Use the Chains as is, or easily edit them to best suit your live-performance needs.

Output Gain Function (Version 2)

A new Output Gain function has been added to increase the overall output of the OCTAPAD SPD-30. It provides a +6 dB boost when a stronger signal is needed.

Sound Edit

Unlike the original Octapad PAD-8, which was strictly a MIDI controller, the Octapad SPD-30 is a controller that’s packed with its own internal bank of sounds. You can customize the sounds with the onboard controls for tuning, muffling, attack, pitch sweep, and more. It’s like having a truckload of customizable drum and percussion instruments in one portable package.

Multi-Effects

Based on Roland’s world-leading effects technology, the SPD-30’s multi-effects engine will take your performances to another level. There are 30 types of internal multi-effects onboard, plus EQ, limiter, and seven Ambience types.

Advanced Triggering Technology

The SPD-30 benefits from Roland’s most advanced V-Drum triggering technology. Each pad is a separate, isolated unit, providing the ultimate in sensitivity with complete crosstalk rejection. In addition, you can connect four dual-trigger inputs plus a hi-hat controller (compatible with Roland FD-8, VH-11) to create a mini drum set with external pads (Roland KD / PD / PDX / CY series), as well as to accept triggers from acoustic drums through Roland’s RT series.

Pads
Built-in Pads: 8
* Four external trigger inputs are provided, allowing you to connect Pads.
Instruments
670
Kits
99 (Version 2)
Kit Chain
8 chains (20 steps per chain)
Instrument Parameters
Tuning
Muffling
Soft Attack
Tone Color
Pitch Sweep
Volume
Pan
Reverse
Effect Types
Ambience (7 Types)
Equalizer
Limiter
Multi Effect (30 Types)
Phrase Loop
Phrases: 50
Parts: 3
Tempo: 40 to 260
Resolution: 480 ticks per quarter note
Recording Method: Real-time
Maximum Note Storage: approx. 10,000 Notes
Display
160 x 160 dots Graphic Type LCD (Backlit LCD)
Pad Status Illumination x 8 (LED)
Connectors
PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
OUTPUT Jacks (L (MONO), R) (1/4-inch phone type)
MIX IN Jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
EXTERNAL TRIGGER INPUT Jacks x 4
HH CTRL Jack
FOOT SW Jack (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB MEMORY Connector (for USB Memory)
USB MIDI Connector (for USB MIDI)
Output Impedance
1.0 k ohms
Power Supply
AC Adaptor (DC 9 V)
Current Draw
600 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor
Screws (M5 x 12 mm) x 4
Options (sold separately)
Pads (PD series, PDX series)
Cymbals (CY series)
Kick Triggers (KD series)
Hi-Hats (VH-11)
Hi-Hat Control Pedal (FD series)
Pad Stand (PDS-10)
All-Purpose Clamp (APC-33)
Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT-10K, RT-10S, RT-10T)
Pedal Switch (DP-2)
Foot Switch (FS-5U, FS-6)
Personal Drum Monitor (PM-10, PM-30)
V-Drums Accessory Package (DAP-3X)
V-Drums Mat (TDM-10)
USB memory
* Use USB memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Size and Weight (Weight exclude AC Adaptor)

Width (W)
541 mm21-5/16 inches
Depth (D)
272 mm10-3/4 inches
Height (H)
88 mm3-1/2 inches
Weight
3.8 kg8 lbs. 7 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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