Roland SP-404MkII

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Weight 2.7 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 7 × 2.75 in
Product Condition USED

Roland SP-404MKII 16-Pad Linear Wave Sampler Workstation with Pattern Sequencer

Roland SP samplers are the bona fide kings of performance-based beatmaking, celebrated for their distinctive sound and ability to create rapid-fire beats anywhere, anytime. Carefully refined through community feedback and extensive research and development, the SP-404MKII is the ultimate SP sampler. It’s faster and better than ever, with a vivid OLED display, expressive new pads, expanded effects, fluid sequencing and sampling, and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your music.

The SP-404MKII has everything people love about its predecessor—with some serious upgrades like 17 ultra-expressive pads and updated knobs for smooth, hands-on control. And beatmaking is even quicker with speedy boot time, swift project loading and sample import, and easy project access via 16 GB of internal storage. Longtime users and new beatmakers alike will feel right at home with the intuitive layout and classic SP effects, plus a revamped sampling and sequencing workflow, Skip Back Sampling for quick performance capture, DJ mode to mix beats live, and more.

Vivid OLED display for visual waveform editing, full menu access, and more

17 velocity-sensitive, RGB pads with no-click design for smooth playability

Faster workflow with quick startup and load times, 16 GB internal storage, low-latency pads, and rapid sample editing

Compact, ultra-lightweight design (2.4 lbs./1.1 kg) with versatile power options: USB-C, mobile battery (via USB-C port), six AA batteries, or AC adaptor

Extensive onboard effects, including SP classics like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper, new Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and Resonator effects, and dedicated Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects for the mic/guitar input

32-voice polyphony, 160 samples per project, and 16 internal projects for expanded programming possibilities

Blazing onboard sample editing with real-time or auto-chop mode, auto BPM detect, envelope, pitch shift, and resampling for layering sounds and phrases

Pre-loaded sound library with 144 high-quality, professionally recorded samples and patterns

Extensive customization options with removable metal faceplate, downloadable outline template, multiple screensavers, and personalized startup logos

Upgraded I/O includes 1/4-inch line in/out, 1/4-inch mic/guitar input, 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch headphones outputs, and 1/8-inch TRS MIDI in/out

New resampling workflow for re-recording with various effects for detailed sound design

Audio capture and streaming supported with mobile devices and computers via USB-C*

Skip Back Sampling to automatically capture up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance

Bus FX for layering multiple effects, with customizable routing for creating intricate sound textures

Adjustable quantization and shuffle percentage across multiple note resolutions to customize swing

Pattern sequencer with the ability to create full songs with BPM per bank, ideal for running backing tracks or programming performances

Chain patterns for automatic playback and use Pad Link to trigger up to four samples with a single press

DJ Mode enables new approaches to live performance by manipulating and mixing two separate audio files

SP-404MKII editor software for Mac and Windows provides direct sample access, detailed waveform editing, sample management, pad assignment, and import of MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects


Maximum Polyphony: 32 voices

Recordable Data:

Samples = 2,560 (16 samples x 10 banks x 16 projects, stored in internal storage)

Patterns = 2,560 (16 patterns x 10 banks x 16 projects, stored in internal storage)

Internal storage

Size: 16 GB

*Including preload data

Maximum sampling time

16 minutes (approximately 176 MB per sample)

Skip Back Sampling

25 seconds (capturing the last moments of performance)

Data format

16-bit linear WAV, AIFF, MP3 import supported

*SP-404MK2APP supports WAV, AIFF, MP3, FLAC, M4A.

Sampling frequency


Pattern Sequencer

Resolution = 480 ticks, quarter note

Pattern length = 1 to 64 bars

Recording method = Realtime Loop Recording


Multi-effects: 37 types

Input effects: 2 types


16 pads + 1 sub pad (Velocity-sensitive pad)


Control knobs x 3


Graphic OLED display

External Storage

SD card (sold separately) for backup, restore, import, and export functions (SDHC compatible)

Connection terminals

PHONES jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, Stereo miniature phone type

LINE OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)

LINE IN (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type

MIC/GUITAR IN jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (for MIC), 1/4-inch phone type (for GUITAR)

MIDI (IN, OUT) jack: Stereo miniature phone type

USB terminal: USB Type-C (Audio, MIDI)

DC IN terminal

Power Supply

AC adaptor

USB bus power supply (USB Type-C port, 1.5 A ormore)

Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6)(sold separately) x 6

Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)(sold separately) x 6

Current Draw

1,100 mA (AC adaptor)

1,500 mA (USB bus power)

Expected battery life under continuous use

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