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Roland SP-555

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The newest member of the SP-sampler family breaks ground with innovative features such as Loop Capture, and Super Filter. The SP-555 is fast and powerful, but one thing has been preserved from previous SP models: fun! It’s the ultimate toolkit for DJs, producers, sample-based musicians, or performers who want to take their act to the next level.

Ultra-easy sampling with innovative Loop Capture feature

Versatile sampling through Line input, phantom-powered Mic input,USB audio streaming, and WAV/AIFF import

Dozens of killer performance effects, including Super Filter and DJFX Looper

Audio interface capability with any DAW or DJ audio application (Cakewalk SONAR LE included)

Large Sample Memory via CompactFlash (up to 2GB)

Bundled Wave Converter software (Mac and PC) for importing and exporting WAV/AIFF files

Infrared D BEAM controller and V-LINK compatibility for high-impact performance

Quick, EZ, Versatile Sampling

You can capture sounds instantly onstage using the SP-555’s Line or Mic Inputs, or through USB audio streaming — perfect for DJs or live performers who want to grab sounds and drop them in the mix on the fly. The SP-555 supports up to 2GB CompactFlash for over 12 hours of recording with no-load playback!
Live Loop Capture

This innovative new feature lets you quickly grab a piece of incoming audio or a loop of your live performance and instantly play it back in perfect time with your other tracks. The loops can also be captured through the effects in real time and assigned to a pad for later use. You can even perform sound-on-sound layering with your loops.
Killer Performance FX

From silky gloss to complete audio annihilation, the SP-555 provides 37 types of powerful DSP effects to alter your sounds. Included in the lineup are Voice Transformer, Delay, Isolator, and the unique Super Filter and DJFX Looper, The Effect Memory allows for instant recall of your favorite settings using the pads with no glitching while switching effects.
Visual Magic

Amaze your audience with the SP-555’s D BEAM and V-LINK features. Wave your hands over the invisible D BEAM to tweak the SP-555’s filter, to trigger samples, or to play synth solos. Connect V-LINK compatible video equipment and sync the music to the visuals.
Computer Companion

The SP-555 can be used by itself or with a PC. It can be used as an audio interface for the bundled Cakewalk SONAR LE software or any other DAW or DJ application on your computer! With the bundled Wave Converter software, WAV and AIFF files can be imported and assigned to a CF card for use in the SP-555 (CF reader needed).

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Sampling
Oscillators: 1
Sampling: 44.1 kHz
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 12
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 32
Storage: Flash Card
Editing: MIDI, USB
37 types
8,000 notes
Case: Desktop, Pedal
Keyboard: Buttons, Pads, Plastic
Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, D-Beam, Knobs, Sequencer, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Start / Stop, Velocity
Display Type: LED
Display Count H: 7
Display Count V: 3
Dimensions (WxDxH): 280.0 x 263.7 x 73.7 mm
Weight: 1.8 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, RCA, USB, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
Inputs: 2 x RCA inputs, 1/4" mic input
DAC Bits: 24
DAC Frequency Rate: 24
Power: 800 mA
Year Released: 2008
Used By
Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) & Geologist (Brian Weitz), Animal Collective, Kai Campos, Mount Kimbie, DJ Pro-Zeiko, DJ Mndsgn
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.roland.com
MSRP List Price: $999 - convert
Used Price: $375-$539 - convert
References & Sources

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