Roland

SP-808

Sampler

Main Details
Maker Roland Company
Function
Channels/Tracks
  • 4 × Track (stereo)
Form Factor Desktop
Signal Path Digital Hardware (including Analog Connections)
Dimensions 394 x 343 x 99 mm
Weight 4.3 kg
Power Source 220V AC
Notes The SP-808 Groove Sampler is the first product of its kind—a sampling and recording workstation which is one part professional-quality phrase sampler; one part hard disk audio recorder. Developed to meet the needs of a growing "remix" and sampling-based music market, the SP-808 provides everything DJs, sampling musicians and remix artists need to lay down fat grooves and create professional-quality remixes.

Professional remix-oriented phrase sampler/hard disk audio recorder with 8 tracks (4 stereo audio tracks) and 16 assignable sample pads per bank (64 banks total)
Built-in Zip drive records all audio tracks and stores all samples on removable 100MB Zip disks; 64 minutes/1024 samples can be stored on a single disk, ready for instant access
Remix-oriented features include automatic tempo calculation and display, resampling functions and time stretch functions
Onboard dance-music oriented effects include high-quality Roland reverb, chorus and delay effects as well as "Lo-fi," "Wah," "Isolator" and synth effects
Onboard Step Modulator effect simulates a classic Roland analog synth, modulating pitch, LFO, etc. in sequential steps
Revolutionary Dual D-Beam Controller allows for effects and sample control via hand and body movement over infrared light beam
Three assignable control knobs for realtime effects control
Can be used as a basic digital multi-track recorder
Optional I/O board transfers all audio in the digital domain and provides 6 additional analog outputs
Additional Specifications
Display 69 x 25 mm Backlit LCD
AD/DA Converter 20 bit
Pads 16 pads, 64 banks no velocity sensitivity
Effects 99 presets, 99 user
Storage 100 Mb Zip Disk
Connections
Headphone Out
Connector: 1/4" Phone Jack (6.35mm)
Description: Stereo
Line In
Connector: RCA (Phono, Cinch)
Description: Stereo, Unbalanced
Aux In
Connector: RCA (Phono, Cinch)
Description: Stereo, Unbalanced
Master Out
Connector: RCA (Phono, Cinch)
Description: Stereo, Unbalanced
Aux Out
Connector: RCA (Phono, Cinch)
Description: Stereo, Unbalanced
Mic In
Connector: 1/4" Phone Jack (6.35mm)
Description: Mono, Balanced
Midi In
Connector: DIN
Midi Out / Thru
Connector: DIN
Footswitch
Connector: 1/4" Phone Jack (6.35mm)
Description: Mono

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