Your Own Samples, Backing Tracks, and Click TracksIn the Palm of Your Hand
The Roland SPD::ONE WAV PAD is a new type of digital percussion pad, one that allows any musician to perform with their own sounds and samples. 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 youre ready to go, the units robust-yet-sensitive pad can be played with sticks, hands, or feet, and trigger threshold settings are easily adjusted with intuitive controls.
Powered by batteries or AC, the portable SPD::ONE WAV PAD 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. Whether youre a drummer, percussion player, guitarist, DJ, or vocalist, the SPD::ONE WAV PAD is a simple and flexible way to expand your sound palette and invigorate your performances.
SPD::ONE WAV PAD Trailer
In this video, Roland artist Kaz Rodriguez connects the SPD::ONE WAV PAD to his computer via USB and copies his own click track and backing track directly onto the SPD::ONE WAV PAD drive. We can hear the personal mix that Kaz himself hears via the phones output. While Kaz is performing, we can hear the track being played back from the SPD::ONE WAV PAD via the stereo master output.
SPD::ONE WAV PAD Performance
In this video, Roland artist Kaz Rodriguez has pre-loaded his own backing track on to the SPD-1W. He hits the pad to start the track whilst you hear the stereo audio from the SPD-1W output, Kaz hears his own mix, including a click that is synced with the track, in his in-ear monitors via the separate headphone output.
SPD::ONE ELECTRO Trailer
In this video, Roland artist Kaz Rodriguez mounts the SPD::ONE ELECTRO pad within his drum kit and uses it to add tones and textures to his kit sound, inspiring and complimenting his performance.
SPD::ONE KICK Trailer
In this video, musician Michael Vickers mounts the SPD::ONE KICK pad at his feet and uses it to provide a four-on-the-floor beat to accompany his performance.
SPD::ONE PERCUSSION Trailer
In this video, Roland artist Vikaash Sankadecha mounts the SPD::ONE P PERCUSSION pad within his set-up and plays it by hand, using it to add additional tones and textures to his percussion performance.
A Digital Percussion Pad You Can Play with Sticks, Hands, or Feet
Every musician is individual, and your instruments need to complement your creativity and performance style. The SPD::ONE WAV PAD lets you play the way you want to; this compact digital percussion pad can be played with drumsticks, hands, or even your feet. Whats more, you can adjust sensitivity and trigger threshold settings in seconds by using two control dials on the side of the unit. Drummers and percussionists will love the solid feel and natural rebound, guitarists can confidently stomp on the unit for four-on-the-floor beats, and practically any musician can play sounds by hand without fear of sore palms and fingers at the end of the night.
Import Entire Songs, Backing Tracks, and Clicks
The SPD::ONE WAV PAD can import and play WAV audio files.* From backing tracks to individual samples like vocal phrases, drum sounds, and musical sequences, if you can record it, you can load it in the SPD::ONE WAV PAD and play it. Importing audio is very simple: just connect the unit to a PC or Mac via USB, and then drag and drop your files. Samples can then be triggered in different ways using a host of playback options, such as polyphonic, monophonic, or alternate. With the SPD::ONE WAV PAD, playing your own sounds at a gig has never been easier.
*Compatible WAV data format: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit, stereo or mono.
Play Click Tracks Simultaneouslyand In Syncwith Backing Tracks
Playing with backing tracks brings studio-level production to the smallest of gigs. And 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, youll 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 heres the clever bitwhile 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.
Layer Audio Files and Customize Your Sounds
While the SPD::ONE WAV PAD is simple to use, it can also handle some seriously creative setups. Up to three audio files can be layered together, so a single hit can produce three sounds at once. Imagine hearing a deep 808 kick sound combined with a hand clap and vocal phrasethis unique layering function has endless possibilities. You can even trigger different sounds by playing different velocities. For example, when playing hi-hat sounds, you can trigger a closed hi-hat by striking gently and an open hi-hat when you hit harder. The SPD::ONE WAV PAD makes it easy to put on a performance with surprising versatility.
Easily Fits Into Your Existing Instrument Setup
The SPD::ONE WAV PAD 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 WAV PAD can be played without mounting it to anything at allsimply place it on the floor, a tabletop, or any solid surface.
*Fits percussion stand rod diameters from 8.0-12.7 mm.
Portable and Built for the Road
You can take the SPD::ONE WAV PAD wherever you want, thanks to its compact size and battery operation. Its 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.
Easy Control Using Just Four Knobs
Operating the SPD::ONE WAV PAD is very simple. There are no complex submenus or button sequencesjust 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.
Compact MIDI Controller for DAW Music Production
Thanks to built-in USB-MIDI support, the SPD::ONE WAV PAD can be used as a compact digital pad controller for a computer DAW. This provides a great way to play software-based sounds and enhance your productions with realistic MIDI percussion tracks.
- Number of Recordable Wave Data:
- *Layer and Click waves data are excluded
- Memory: 4 GB (approx. 360 min. in stereo)
- Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits, Stereo/Mono)
- WAVE knob
- [PHONES] knob
- [MIX] knob
- [MASTER] knob
- [ALL SOUND OFF] button
- [THRES] knob
- [SENS] knob
- [POWER] switch
- Indicator: TRIG Indicator
- MASTER OUT (STEREO) jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
- PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
- USB port: Micro-B type
- DC IN jack
- Mass Storage Class
- Power Supply:
- Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
- Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
- AC adaptor (DC9V)
- Current Draw:
- 300 mA (DC IN)
- *Expected battery life under continuous use
- Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6):
- Normal use: Approx. 7hours
- Maximum load use: Approx. 4hours
- Alkaline battery (AA, LR6):
- Normal use: Approx. 6hours
- Maximum load use: Approx. 3hours
- *These can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
- Owner’s manual
- Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
- Attachment screws x 2
- Holder mounting screws (bolt x 1, nut x 1, washers x 2)*
- *Acceptable rod diameters: 8.012.7 mm (3/81/2 inch)
- Alkaline batteries (AA, LR6) x 4
- Options (sold separately):
- AC adaptor: PSA-S series
- Stereo Split Cable: PCS-31L
- Personal drum monitor: PM-10
- Headphones: RH-300V
- Width: 140 mm (5-9/16 inches)
- Depth: 160 mm (6-5/16 inches)
- Height: 56 mm (2-1/4 inches)
- Weight: 900 g (2 lbs)