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Roland SP404MKII Beat Maker

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The SP-404MKII is the latest and greatest incarnation in the celebrated Roland SP sampler line, perfect for performance-based producers and fans of lo-fi, hip-hop, and sample-based music. While all functionality is accessible directly from the unit itself, the free SP-404MKII App enhances your workflow, providing an easy-to-use, customisable graphical interface with large sample waveform view for editing, pad matrix for complete sample and pattern management, easy import and export of files, and ability to convert legacy SP-404SX / SP-404A projects to MKII format.

Creative Sampler and Effector
Roland SP samplers are the bona fide kings of performance-based beatmaking, celebrated for their distinctive sound and ability to create rapid-fire beats anywhere, anytime. Carefully refined through community feedback and extensive research and development, the SP-404MKII is the ultimate SP sampler. It’s faster and better than ever, with a vivid OLED display, expressive new pads, expanded effects, fluid sequencing and sampling, and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your music.

Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger
The SP-404MKII has everything people love about its predecessor—with some serious upgrades like 17 ultra-expressive pads and updated knobs for smooth, hands-on control. And beatmaking is even quicker with speedy boot time, swift project loading and sample import, and easy project access via 16 GB of internal storage. Longtime users and new beatmakers alike will feel right at home with the intuitive layout and classic SP effects, plus a revamped sampling and sequencing workflow, Skip Back Sampling for quick performance capture, DJ mode to mix beats live, and more.

Guerilla Beatmaking
People who make music with SP samplers love the rapid workflow, portability, and tactile approach they offer. The SP-404MKII takes this experience even further, retaining the lightweight-yet-rugged design while adding features that make it even easier to create in any scenario. Bang out beats anywhere with AA or mobile battery power, capture audio from or stream direct to your mobile device via USB, or collaborate with a partner using the dual headphones outputs and mic/guitar input.

A Sampler with Soul
With the SP404MKII’s vivid OLED screen and zoomable waveform view, sample editing is smooth like butter. Chop up samples by tapping out edit points in real time, or use auto chop to slice samples automatically. Then finesse them with envelope and pitch shift, and use the new resampling workflow to re-record patterns and effects layers for detailed sound design. And with Skip Back Sampling, you can instantly grab those golden moments by capturing up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance.

All about effects
Process, flip, and twist your sounds with legendary SP effects and a selection of new classics. SP staples like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper are now joined with powerful additions that include Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator. Layer and route multiple simultaneous bus effects for intricate sound textures, or plug into the mic/guitar input and jam with ready-to-go Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects.

Performance-tuned Sequencing
The SP-404MKII gives you the flexibility to create patterns with unique feel and energy. There’s adjustable input quantize and shuffle for custom swing, Pad Link for firing off multiple samples with a single tap, a Roll button for variable note repeat, and BPM-per-bank for instant tempo changes. It’s also possible to organise patterns for different sets and chain them together to automate playback. With your hands freed up, you can stretch out on the SP effects controls or let rip on your favourite synth.

Sound Stash
Dive into beatmaking with the pre-loaded sounds in the SP-404MKII’s blazing-fast 16 GB of internal memory. There’s a huge collection of curated samples to choose from and plenty of room to augment them with your private sound stash. And you can now load even more sounds at once, with 160 samples across each project for expanded performance and beatmaking combinations.

Break Beats not Banks
You shouldn’t need to take out a bank loan to make beats or produce tracks. The SP-404MKII is more powerful and more affordable than ever, making it easy to add its rapid workflow and characteristic sound to your existing setup. And with all it can do, the SP-404MKII may be the only piece you need for production and performance.

Customise it.
You work hard to be a unique artist—so why play on cookie-cutter gear that looks like everyone else’s? Personalise your SP-404MKII with your own style or branding for a look that’s as distinctive as your sound. Grab the faceplate template to create custom overlays, style your startup screen with personalised logos, or select a screensaver that matches your vibe.

SP-404MKII App, Sample Packs, and more on Roland Cloud
Download the SP-404MKII App from Roland Cloud Manager to go even deeper with your Mac or Windows computer. Access more detailed waveform editing, assign samples to pads, and import MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects for remixing and updating. And while you’re there, check out our exclusive Beatmaker Sample Pack series for more sonic material from legendary sound designers and musicians to inspire your next production.

 

FEATURES OVERVIEW

  • Vivid OLED display for visual waveform editing, full menu access, and more
  • 17 velocity-sensitive, RGB pads with no-click design for smooth playability
  • Faster workflow with quick startup and load times, 16 GB internal storage, low-latency pads, and rapid sample editing
  • Compact, ultra-lightweight design (2.4 lbs/1.1 kg) with versatile power options: USB-C, mobile battery (via USB-C port), six AA batteries, or AC adaptor
  • Extensive onboard effects, including SP classics like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper, new Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator effects, and dedicated Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects for the mic/guitar input
  • 32-voice polyphony, 160 samples per project, and 16 internal projects for expanded programming possibilities
  • Blazing onboard sample editing with real-time or auto-chop mode, auto BPM detect, envelope, pitch shift, and resampling for layering sounds and phrases
  • Pre-loaded sound library with 144 high-quality, professionally recorded samples and patterns
  • Extensive customisation options with removable metal faceplate, downloadable outline template, multiple screensavers, and personalised startup logos
  • Upgraded I/O includes 1/4-inch line in/out, 1/4-inch mic/guitar input, 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch headphones outputs, and 1/8-inch TRS MIDI in/out
  • New resampling workflow for re-recording with various effects for detailed sound design
  • Audio capture and streaming supported with mobile devices and computers via USB-C*
  • Skip Back Sampling to automatically capture up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance
  • Bus FX for layering multiple effects, with customisable routing for creating intricate sound textures
  • Adjustable quantisation and shuffle percentage across multiple note resolutions to customise swing
  • Pattern sequencer with the ability to create full songs with BPM per bank, ideal for running backing tracks or programming performances
  • Chain patterns for automatic playback and use Pad Link to trigger up to four samples with a single press
  • DJ Mode enables new approaches to live performance by manipulating and mixing two separate audio files
  • SP-404MKII editor software for Mac and Windows provides direct sample access, detailed waveform editing, sample management, pad assignment, and import of MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Maximum Polyphony: 32 voices
  • Recordable DataSamples = 2,560 (16 samples x 10 banks x 16 projects, stored in internal storage)
  • Patterns = 2,560 (16 patterns x 10 banks x 16 projects, stored in internal storage)
  • Internal storageSize: 16 GB
    *Including preload dataMaximum sampling time16 minutes (approximately 176 MB per sample)
  • Skip Back Sampling25 seconds (capturing the last moments of performance)
  • Data format: 16-bit linear WAV, AIFF, MP3 import supported
    *SP-404MK2APP supports WAV, AIFF, MP3, FLAC, M4A.Sampling frequency48kHzPattern
  • SequencerResolution = 480 ticks, quarter note
  • Pattern length = 1 to 64 bars
  • Recording method = Realtime Loop RecordingEffectsMulti-effects: 37 types
  • Input effects: 2 types
  • Pad16 pads + 1 sub pad (Velocity-sensitive pad)
  • Controller: Control knobs x 3
  • Display: Graphic OLED display
  • External Storage: SD card (sold separately) for backup, restore, import, and export functions (SDHC compatible)
  • Connection terminals:
    PHONES jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, Stereo miniature phone type
    LINE OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
    LINE IN (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    MIC/GUITAR IN jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (for MIC), 1/4-inch phone type (for GUITAR)
    MIDI (IN, OUT) jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    USB terminal: USB Type-C (Audio, MIDI)
    DC IN terminal
  • Power Supply: AC adaptor
    USB bus power supply (USB Type-C port, 1.5 A or more)
    Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6)(sold separately) x 6
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)(sold separately) x 6
  • Current Draw1,100 mA (AC adaptor)
    1,500 mA (USB bus power)
  • Expected battery life under continuous use
    Alkaline battery: Approx. 2.5 hours
    Ni-MH battery: Approx. 3.5 hours
    *This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
  • Accessories
    Quick start
    “Read Me First” leaflet
    Roland User Registration Card
    AC adaptor
    Warranty card
  • Options (sold separately)
    TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35, BMIDI-1-35, BMIDI-2-35, BCC-1-3535, BCC-2-3535*A supported iOS mobile device with a Lightning connector can be connected to the SP-404MKII via USB-C using the appropriate Apple adaptor cable. The SP-404MKII must be powered with an optional PSD AC adaptor (included) or 6X AA batteries (not included) in this circumstance. See the SP-404MKII Reference Manual for more USB-C connection info.

 

 

Roland products are covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

 

Roland products ship via courier from either our Melbourne store or Roland’s warehouse in Sydney; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

 

Product Description

The SP-404MKII is the latest and greatest incarnation in the celebrated Roland SP sampler line, perfect for performance-based producers and fans of lo-fi, hip-hop, and sample-based music. While all functionality is accessible directly from the unit itself, the free SP-404MKII App enhances your workflow, providing an easy-to-use, customisable graphical interface with large sample waveform view for editing, pad matrix for complete sample and pattern management, easy import and export of files, and ability to convert legacy SP-404SX / SP-404A projects to MKII format.

Creative Sampler and Effector
Roland SP samplers are the bona fide kings of performance-based beatmaking, celebrated for their distinctive sound and ability to create rapid-fire beats anywhere, anytime. Carefully refined through community feedback and extensive research and development, the SP-404MKII is the ultimate SP sampler. It’s faster and better than ever, with a vivid OLED display, expressive new pads, expanded effects, fluid sequencing and sampling, and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your music.

Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger
The SP-404MKII has everything people love about its predecessor—with some serious upgrades like 17 ultra-expressive pads and updated knobs for smooth, hands-on control. And beatmaking is even quicker with speedy boot time, swift project loading and sample import, and easy project access via 16 GB of internal storage. Longtime users and new beatmakers alike will feel right at home with the intuitive layout and classic SP effects, plus a revamped sampling and sequencing workflow, Skip Back Sampling for quick performance capture, DJ mode to mix beats live, and more.

Guerilla Beatmaking
People who make music with SP samplers love the rapid workflow, portability, and tactile approach they offer. The SP-404MKII takes this experience even further, retaining the lightweight-yet-rugged design while adding features that make it even easier to create in any scenario. Bang out beats anywhere with AA or mobile battery power, capture audio from or stream direct to your mobile device via USB, or collaborate with a partner using the dual headphones outputs and mic/guitar input.

A Sampler with Soul
With the SP404MKII’s vivid OLED screen and zoomable waveform view, sample editing is smooth like butter. Chop up samples by tapping out edit points in real time, or use auto chop to slice samples automatically. Then finesse them with envelope and pitch shift, and use the new resampling workflow to re-record patterns and effects layers for detailed sound design. And with Skip Back Sampling, you can instantly grab those golden moments by capturing up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance.

All about effects
Process, flip, and twist your sounds with legendary SP effects and a selection of new classics. SP staples like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper are now joined with powerful additions that include Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator. Layer and route multiple simultaneous bus effects for intricate sound textures, or plug into the mic/guitar input and jam with ready-to-go Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects.

Performance-tuned Sequencing
The SP-404MKII gives you the flexibility to create patterns with unique feel and energy. There’s adjustable input quantize and shuffle for custom swing, Pad Link for firing off multiple samples with a single tap, a Roll button for variable note repeat, and BPM-per-bank for instant tempo changes. It’s also possible to organise patterns for different sets and chain them together to automate playback. With your hands freed up, you can stretch out on the SP effects controls or let rip on your favourite synth.

Sound Stash
Dive into beatmaking with the pre-loaded sounds in the SP-404MKII's blazing-fast 16 GB of internal memory. There's a huge collection of curated samples to choose from and plenty of room to augment them with your private sound stash. And you can now load even more sounds at once, with 160 samples across each project for expanded performance and beatmaking combinations.

Break Beats not Banks
You shouldn't need to take out a bank loan to make beats or produce tracks. The SP-404MKII is more powerful and more affordable than ever, making it easy to add its rapid workflow and characteristic sound to your existing setup. And with all it can do, the SP-404MKII may be the only piece you need for production and performance.

Customise it.
You work hard to be a unique artist—so why play on cookie-cutter gear that looks like everyone else’s? Personalise your SP-404MKII with your own style or branding for a look that's as distinctive as your sound. Grab the faceplate template to create custom overlays, style your startup screen with personalised logos, or select a screensaver that matches your vibe.

SP-404MKII App, Sample Packs, and more on Roland Cloud
Download the SP-404MKII App from Roland Cloud Manager to go even deeper with your Mac or Windows computer. Access more detailed waveform editing, assign samples to pads, and import MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects for remixing and updating. And while you’re there, check out our exclusive Beatmaker Sample Pack series for more sonic material from legendary sound designers and musicians to inspire your next production.

 

Specifications

FEATURES OVERVIEW

  • Vivid OLED display for visual waveform editing, full menu access, and more
  • 17 velocity-sensitive, RGB pads with no-click design for smooth playability
  • Faster workflow with quick startup and load times, 16 GB internal storage, low-latency pads, and rapid sample editing
  • Compact, ultra-lightweight design (2.4 lbs/1.1 kg) with versatile power options: USB-C, mobile battery (via USB-C port), six AA batteries, or AC adaptor
  • Extensive onboard effects, including SP classics like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper, new Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator effects, and dedicated Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects for the mic/guitar input
  • 32-voice polyphony, 160 samples per project, and 16 internal projects for expanded programming possibilities
  • Blazing onboard sample editing with real-time or auto-chop mode, auto BPM detect, envelope, pitch shift, and resampling for layering sounds and phrases
  • Pre-loaded sound library with 144 high-quality, professionally recorded samples and patterns
  • Extensive customisation options with removable metal faceplate, downloadable outline template, multiple screensavers, and personalised startup logos
  • Upgraded I/O includes 1/4-inch line in/out, 1/4-inch mic/guitar input, 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch headphones outputs, and 1/8-inch TRS MIDI in/out
  • New resampling workflow for re-recording with various effects for detailed sound design
  • Audio capture and streaming supported with mobile devices and computers via USB-C*
  • Skip Back Sampling to automatically capture up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance
  • Bus FX for layering multiple effects, with customisable routing for creating intricate sound textures
  • Adjustable quantisation and shuffle percentage across multiple note resolutions to customise swing
  • Pattern sequencer with the ability to create full songs with BPM per bank, ideal for running backing tracks or programming performances
  • Chain patterns for automatic playback and use Pad Link to trigger up to four samples with a single press
  • DJ Mode enables new approaches to live performance by manipulating and mixing two separate audio files
  • SP-404MKII editor software for Mac and Windows provides direct sample access, detailed waveform editing, sample management, pad assignment, and import of MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Maximum Polyphony: 32 voices
  • Recordable DataSamples = 2,560 (16 samples x 10 banks x 16 projects, stored in internal storage)
  • Patterns = 2,560 (16 patterns x 10 banks x 16 projects, stored in internal storage)
  • Internal storageSize: 16 GB
    *Including preload dataMaximum sampling time16 minutes (approximately 176 MB per sample)
  • Skip Back Sampling25 seconds (capturing the last moments of performance)
  • Data format: 16-bit linear WAV, AIFF, MP3 import supported
    *SP-404MK2APP supports WAV, AIFF, MP3, FLAC, M4A.Sampling frequency48kHzPattern
  • SequencerResolution = 480 ticks, quarter note
  • Pattern length = 1 to 64 bars
  • Recording method = Realtime Loop RecordingEffectsMulti-effects: 37 types
  • Input effects: 2 types
  • Pad16 pads + 1 sub pad (Velocity-sensitive pad)
  • Controller: Control knobs x 3
  • Display: Graphic OLED display
  • External Storage: SD card (sold separately) for backup, restore, import, and export functions (SDHC compatible)
  • Connection terminals:
    PHONES jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, Stereo miniature phone type
    LINE OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
    LINE IN (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    MIC/GUITAR IN jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (for MIC), 1/4-inch phone type (for GUITAR)
    MIDI (IN, OUT) jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    USB terminal: USB Type-C (Audio, MIDI)
    DC IN terminal
  • Power Supply: AC adaptor
    USB bus power supply (USB Type-C port, 1.5 A or more)
    Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6)(sold separately) x 6
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)(sold separately) x 6
  • Current Draw1,100 mA (AC adaptor)
    1,500 mA (USB bus power)
  • Expected battery life under continuous use
    Alkaline battery: Approx. 2.5 hours
    Ni-MH battery: Approx. 3.5 hours
    *This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
  • Accessories
    Quick start
    “Read Me First” leaflet
    Roland User Registration Card
    AC adaptor
    Warranty card
  • Options (sold separately)
    TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35, BMIDI-1-35, BMIDI-2-35, BCC-1-3535, BCC-2-3535*A supported iOS mobile device with a Lightning connector can be connected to the SP-404MKII via USB-C using the appropriate Apple adaptor cable. The SP-404MKII must be powered with an optional PSD AC adaptor (included) or 6X AA batteries (not included) in this circumstance. See the SP-404MKII Reference Manual for more USB-C connection info.

 

 

Warranty

Roland products are covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

 

Shipping

Roland products ship via courier from either our Melbourne store or Roland’s warehouse in Sydney; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

 

Introducing the Roland SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector