Roland Spd Sx Review
The SPD-SX-Editor is a software to organise your Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad. SPD-SX USB Driver Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS X 10.8 Roland Software License Agreement In no event shall Roland Corporation be liable to end-users for any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to financial damages for any loss of profits or information arising from the use of, or inability to use this updater.
Since their release in 2003, the SPD series sampling pads have become one of the most widely used electronic instruments for drummers. Being able to record and playback any sound with the hit of a pad or stomp of a foot-switch allows musicians to expand their creative possibilities enormously. In this blog, we’ll explore the typical day-to-day uses and functions of the SPD-SX sampling pad in detail. Contributed by Simon Ayton for the Roland Australia Blog INDEX 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2 3 4 4.1 4.2 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 6 7 7.1 7.2 8 8.1 8.2 8.3 There are three ways to get sounds into the SPD-SX 1. Importing the sounds via USB stick 2. Using the SPD-SX’s included Wave Manager software to drag and drop samples onto the SPD-SX 3. Sample the sounds directly into the SPD-SX Preparing and converting existing audio for use with the SPD-SX For the first two examples, you need to prepare the sounds to ensure they are in the correct format first.
The SPD-SX works with CD quality 44.1khz 16bit audio files only. There are numerous free audio-editing programs you can use. In this example, we’ll use iTunes.
ITunes works with several file types including Apple’s own format along with MP4 and MP3 files as standard. While these are great for conserving space, they compromise on sound quality and are not compatible with the SPD-SX. You can change iTunes default settings to create uncompressed, CD quality audio files whenever audio is imported and saved using iTunes. Best free product key code for microsoft office 2010 for mac. You can also convert existing audio to SPD-SX compatible audio easily.
Here is how to change iTunes default audio settings: Navigate to preferences/import settings/ Under ‘import using’ choose WAV Whenever audio is imported via iTunes, it will now be saved as SPD-SX friendly, CD quality audio. You can see the format of your existing iTunes files by ‘control’ left clicking or right clicking the information header pane in iTunes and choosing ‘sample rate’ and ‘bit rate’. Quicken alternatives for mac. You will now see the format of your iTunes audio files. ITunes Bit Rate Pane If you have existing files you want to take into the SPD-SX, simply select the file in iTunes and choose ‘Create WAV’ file from the file menu. ITunes will create a new version of the audio file at 44.1khz 16 bit.
This is the file you will use with the SPD-SX. Simply drag and drop the new file onto a USB stick or copy it to a new, easy to find folder on your hard drive named something like ‘SPDSX AUDIO’. Keep in mind that taking a low bit rate MP3 file and converting it to WAV will NOT improve its audio quality whatsoever. It will simply make it compatible with the SPD-SX. The only way to ensure you are getting the best possible audio quality is to get a new copy of the original audio at CD quality or by re-importing the original audio file back into iTunes from CD now that you have your new CD quality settings in iTunes.