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Roland SP-555 Sampling Workstation

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Roland SP555

 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.


Roland SP555 has 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 Roland SP555’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 of Roland SP555 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 Roland SP555’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
Roland SP555 can be used by itself or with a PC. Roland SP555 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).


Triggers: 16, Velocity Sensitive

Polyphony: 12 Voices

Data Format: SP-555 Original Format (WAV/AIFF Import/Export Possible)

Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz

Recording Time: 772 min (Standard Mode)
1544 min (Lo-Fi Mode)

Presets: Samples: 16 Samples x 2 Banks
Patterns: 16 Patterns x 2 Banks

User Memory: Variable, Depending on CF Card Capacity

Effects: 37 Types

Sequencer: Approx. 8000 Notes (Internal Memory, Including Pre-Loaded Patterns)
Approx. 8000 Notes (CF Card)

Controllers: 3 x Control Knobs
1 x D Beam Controller

1 x XLR/TRS Mic Input
1 x Stereo RCA Line Input (2 Jacks, L/R)
1 x Stereo RCA Line Output (2 Jacks, L/R)
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Jack
2 x MIDI Connectors (In/Out)
1 x USB Port (Supports USB MIDI and USB Audio)
1 x 1/4" Pedal Jack
1 x Power Input

Expansion Slots: 1 x CF Card Slot (Accepts Cards up to 2GB)

Storage: Internal and CF Card Display 7-Segment, 3-Character LED Display

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11.1 x 10.4 x 2.9" (280 x 264 x 74mm)

Weight: 4 lbs (1.8kg)

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