Roland SP-404MKII Version 3 Now Available – Here’s What’s New

Roland has announced Version 3 for the SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector.

Version 3 offers improved performance and a host of new workflow features, developed with feedback from SP owners. The free update also includes many pattern sequencer and DJ Mode enhancements that make the SP-404MKII an even more powerful tool for live performers and dance music producers.

Here’s what’s new in version 3:

  • Perform with Multitrack Files from DAW Sessions and Other Projects—The SP-404MKII sequencer offers improved stability for playing multiple long audio files in perfect sync, enabling users to perform with tracks created in music production software.
  • Expanded Motion Recording—Motion recording is now available for effects parameters.
  • Pad Mute and Pad Mute Automation—Easily mute/unmute patterns during performances and capture mute actions in sequences.
  • Optimized MIDI Sync—Improved clock timing and adjustable delay on the MIDI clock output for tight sync with external instruments.
  • One-Shot Playback—Allows users to perform with long, evolving samples while jamming with short loops underneath.
  • Convert Patterns to Samples—Convert any pattern into a sample with the press of a button, transforming complex programming into manageable loops for quick song building.
  • Expanded DJ Mode—Many new DJ Mode enhancements include the ability to manipulate eight cue points per sample, adjust fader curves, sync external MIDI instruments, assign time stretch, and more.
  • Additional Features—Version 3 also includes many other workflow enhancements, including quantize after recording, finer tempo setting range, default MFX setups, and more.
  • SP-404MKII App—The latest version of the companion editor/librarian for the SP-404MKII features greatly increased import/export speed and AU3/VST3 plug-in support for using the app within music production software on Mac and Windows computers.

Pricing and Availability:

The Roland SP-404MKII is available now for $599.99 in the U.S. Version 3 is available now as a free update.

via Andreas

2 thoughts on “Roland SP-404MKII Version 3 Now Available – Here’s What’s New

  1. This is great news. The MKII was already an incredible instrument for the money and this level of support takes it to a new level. One thing I would like to see is a template panel overlay that has all of the shift function/button combos indicated. This sounds challenging to me because of how densely packed the panel is but I’d definitely get a vinyl overlay of some sort that showed more of the button combos. I think it would help speed up workflow.

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