SP-404 MK2 MKII Review tips tricks and tutorial

ROLAND SP-404 MK2 Review – 9 tips & ideas to make the most of it – Tutorial for the SP-404 MKII

The new SP-404 MK2 is a substantial upgrade to the classic SP-404, with major improvements on almost every front, including a high-resolution screen, four more pads per bank, more voices, more effects, RGB & velocity sensitive pads, internal storage and much more.

It’s a sampler, a sample player, a sample sequencer, a beat maker, mini DJ deck and an effects box all combined into one. This video has three parts – a tutorial going through the main workflow of this instrument, then a tips and tricks section to help you get more out of it, and finally, a pros and cons section in light of the alternatives available in the market today:


0:00 Intro

1:35 Overview

6:15 Sample playback

10:55 Speed/pitch

13:10 Input effects

15:10 Bus effects

19:10 Pad fx routing

23:20 Sampling

25:50 Resampling

26:25 Slice & chop

29:00 Sequencing

33:30 Skip back

34:25 DJ mode

36:40 Software

38:50 Obscure shortcuts

40:20 Chords & scales

41:50 Phasing loops

42:25 Saving effects?

42:50 Odd meters

43:10 Loop links

44:10 Loop chokes

44:30 Overdub audio

44:50 Make a synth

45:50 Pros & cons

48:30 Outro

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