Roland Announces SP-404MKII Version 3 Update
Roland has announced the Version 3 update for the SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector. Since its release in 2021, the next-generation SP-404MKII has been the instrument of choice for performance-based beatmakers and creative musicians everywhere. Version 3 offers improved performance and a host of new workflow features developed with feedback from the wide-ranging SP artist community. 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.
SP-404MKII Version 3 Features
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.
Availability & Pricing
The Roland SP-404MKII is available now for $599.99 in the U.S. The Roland SP-404MKII Version 3 update is available now for free.
To learn more, visit Roland.com.
*Price at the time of publishing.
About Roland Corporation
For 50 years, Roland’s innovative electronic musical instruments and multimedia products have fueled inspiration in artists and creators around the world. Embraced by hobbyists and professionals alike, the company’s trendsetting gear spans multiple categories, from pianos, synthesizers, guitar products, and electronic percussion to DJ controllers, audio/video solutions, livestreaming products, and more. As technology evolves, Roland continues to lead the way for gigging musicians, producers, and beatmakers, providing modern software-based solutions and seamless creative workflows between hardware products, computers, and mobile devices. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@RolandGlobal), and Instagram (@RolandGlobal).
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