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Roland introduces four new SPD::ONE digital percussion pads

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Out Now

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Digital Percussion Pads

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Roland

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https://www.roland.com/uk/

Laura  Barnes
Roland introduces four new SPD::ONE digital percussion pads

The new range features the SPD::ONE ELECTRO, KICK, PERCUSSION, and WAV PAD.

Roland has unveiled the first lot of gear in its month-long ‘The Future. Redefined’ new product event.

The firm will launch 14 Roland, Boss, Roland Cloud and V-Moda products between 26th May and 23rd June.

Today, the first new products were a range of digital percussion pads.

The Roland SPD::ONE ELECTRO is a new type of digital percussion pad that contains 22 iconic sounds, including fat snares, crisp hand claps, electronic cowbells, and more, and you can even import your own original audio data into one of the 12 internal sound banks.

Once you’re ready to go, the SPD::ONE ELECTRO’s robust-yet-sensitive pad can be played with sticks, hands, or feet, and the trigger threshold settings are easily adjusted with intuitive controls.

Powered by batteries or AC, the portable SPD::ONE ELECTRO can be used on the floor or a tabletop, or mounted to any rig or drum setup with the included adapter.

Operation is simple, even for those musicians who are not technical; just by using four knobs on the control panel, you can change the sound, volume, balance, and more.

Next up, the Roland SPD::ONE KICK allows any musician to add genuine kick drum and percussion sounds to their performances. It contains 22 realistic percussion sounds, including kick drums, stomp box, shakers, cowbells, and more, and you can also import your own original audio data into one of the 12 internal sound banks.

The SPD::ONE KICK is compact enough to fit into your existing instrument setup without needing to move your other gear. With the included mounting adapter, you can easily clamp the pad to a hi-hat, cymbal, or tom stand, or even a mic stand. Alternately, the SPD::ONE KICK can be played without mounting it to anything at all – simply place it on the floor, a tabletop, or any solid surface.

Roland has also introduced the SPD::ONE PERCUSSION, allowing musicians to add authentic percussion sounds to their performances.

It’s lightweight enough to be dropped into a bag or instrument case, and robust enough to travel thanks to its metal-body construction. You can even play and produce your own sounds on the move via headphones, and include them in your set list that night.

Operating the SPD::ONE PERCUSSION is very simple. There are no complex submenus or button sequences – just select your sounds by turning the bank selector to any of the 12 positions, and hit the pad to play. With just four main knobs on the front panel, everything you need is at hand, including the ability to customize sounds, adjust overall volume, and balance levels on the fly.

Last but not least is the Roland SPD::ONE WAV PAD. Importing audio files is as simple as connecting the SPD::ONE WAV PAD to a PC or Mac and dragging your WAV files into the drive that appears. Whether you need full-length backing tracks or one-shot samples, your sounds can be loaded and played in seconds. Once you’re ready to go, the unit’s robust-yet-sensitive pad can be played with sticks, hands, or feet, and trigger threshold settings are easily adjusted with intuitive controls.

With the SPD::ONE WAV PAD, anything you can record in the studio can be brought onto the live stage. But to stay in time with the backing track, you’ll need a click track, and the SPD::ONE WAV PAD can help. Imported audio click tracks that you create in your DAW to accompany your backing track will play simultaneously. But here’s the clever bit – while the backing track can only be heard via the main and headphones outputs, the click is automatically routed to the headphones only for stage monitoring. As you play, the volume balance between the backing and click tracks can be adjusted using the Balance Mix knob. The headphones output is designed to produce ample volume for monitoring, ensuring you hear the sound even on loud stages.

For more information visit https://www.roland.com/uk/categories/featured_products/

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