Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the Roland Sampler SP-404.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: "USING THE UNIT SAFELY" and "IMPORTANT
NOTES" (pp. 3–4; pp. 5–6). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation
of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature
provided by your new unit, Owner's manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved
and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
Quick and Easy Sampling!
Sample via Line/Mic input or use the onboard mic. Also operates on batteries.
Pro Quality Effects Onboard!
29 DSP effects including Filter, Lo-Fi, Isolator and unique effects such as Subsonic and new looper FX.
3 rubber control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and an extra Sub Pad for realtime action.
Create Your Own Tracks!
Record patterns in real time with the Pattern Sequencer, complete with quantize. Perform with smooth triggering
from pattern to pattern.
More Samples on Memory Card!
Store up to 1 GB of samples on optional CompactFlash cards. Also reads WAV/AIFF files from CF cards.
Conventions Used in This Manual
Operating buttons are enclosed by square brackets [ ]; e.g., [REC].
Reference pages are indicated by (p. **).
The following symbols are used.
This indicates an important note; be sure to read it.
This indicates a memo regarding the setting or function; read it as desired.
This indicates a useful hint for operation; read it as necessary.
This indicates information for your reference; read it as necessary.
This indicates an explanation of a term; read it as necessary.
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