Roland today introduced a new line of electronic drum pads, the SPD::ONE series.
The line includes four electronic drum pads:
- Electro – offers 22 electronic drum sounds + you can load your own short samples
- Kick – offers 22 kick and percussion sounds + you can load your own short samples
- Percussion – offers realistic drum sounds + you can load your own short samples
- Wav Pad – designed for triggering your custom samples, loops and backing tracks, lets you load up to 4GB of samples data or about 360 min of audio.
Here are the official video demos:
Each of the pads can run on battery power, offers USB connectivity for loading samples and USB-MIDI support, and includes an adapter that lets you clamp the pad to a hi-hat, cymbal, or tom stand, or even a mic stand.
Pricing and Availability
The SPD::ONE percussion pads are available to pre-order now, with a street price of about US $199 for the Electro, Kick & Percussion pads and $249 for the Wave pad. See the Roland site for details.