Roland has announced the availability of the SPD::ONE electronic percussion pad line, a series of compact electronic percussion pads that can be played with drumsticks, hands, or feet.
The four models in the SPD::ONE series run on batteries or AC power and offer feature sets tailored for different musical needs. Common features include a highly responsive pad surface that can be played like a drum, hand percussion instrument, or foot-triggered stomp box. A knob-based interface provides quick access to sound selection, volume level, and other parameters, while side-mounted controls offer easy adjustment of the playing response.
Each model also includes separate main and headphones outputs.
- 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 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 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.
Each SPD::ONE model can be used on a tabletop or floor, or clamped to a drum or mic stand using the included mounting hardware.
USB-MIDI is also supported, allowing musicians to use an SPD::ONE pad to input MIDI data and trigger sounds in music software.
Pricing and Availability
The Roland SPD::ONE series is available with pricing as follows:
- SPD::ONE WAV PAD – US Street $249.99
- SPD::ONE ELECTRO, SPD::ONE PERCUSSION, SPD::ONE KICK – US Street $199.99 each
See the Roland site for details.