Roland SP-404

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The Roland SP-404 is a digital sampler made by Roland Corporation.


The SP-404 features:

  • 12 large pads, three control knobs, a display, similar operation as the Roland SP-303
  • 29 effects, including Subsonic, BPM Looper, among others
  • Built-in microphone for sampling
  • CD-quality sound
  • Expanded sampling time
  • 12-voice polyphony
  • Realtime loop recording
  • Sample-editing tools
  • Import/export WAV/AIF via CF card slot
  • Runs on battery or AC power


A number of musicians have used either the SP-303 or the SP-404 as part of their production and performance.

These include Jel, Odd Nosdam, Alias, J Dilla, Madlib, MF Doom, Jneiro Jarel, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Samiyam, Ras G, Teebs, Grimes, Four Tet, Beck Hansen, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, Radiohead, Animal Collective, Spindrift, Toro y Moi, Broadcast, John Maus, Ellie Goulding, El Guincho, Illmind, Dibia$e, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Oneohtrix Point Never (Daniel Lopatin), Matt Mondanile of Ducktails and many others.

Jan Linton was hired by Roland in 2005 to produce a promotional European sound card for the SP404.[1]

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