Roland's Biggest Update For SP-404MKII To Date

With a plethora of supplementary updates and enhancements, the 4.04 firmware update stands as the most comprehensive yet, pushing the boundaries of creativity and performance to new levels.

Once again Roland listens to their community! The SP-404MKII has levelled up again, thanks to the v4.04 update. This free update is loaded with features like Loop Capture inspired by the iconic SP-555, Multipad Export for further refinement or remixing, Koala Sampler app integration, Groove Function to add glitch and groove to samples, and so much more.

Here's What's New

  • Loop Capture, inspired by the iconic SP-555: Experience fluid live looping by capturing and layering audio of internal samples, external instruments, and mic’d-up sound sources.
  • Koala App Integration: Adjust a range of app parameters directly from the SP-404MKII using Koala controller mode, or send audio from Koala to and from your SP via USB for adding effects or recording samples,
  • Multipad Export: Send all or selected pads of a pattern as individual multitrack audio for refining SP sessions in a DAW or share files with collaborators for remixing.
  • Groove Function: Infuse rhythmic loops and other audio with subtle to extreme groove swing, inspired by VP-9000 VariPhrase.
  • Sound Generator: Create basslines and other melodic content using 15 different waveforms generated directly by the SP-404MKII.
  • Plus a range of additional new features to further improve workflow like Preset Measure Sampling, TR-REC Microscope Editing, Sample Merge, and Bounce Pattern Chains.

Roland SP-404MKII 4.04: new loop capture, Koala app integration, and more -  SYNTH ANATOMYAbout the SP-404MKII

Carefully refined through feedback from the beatmaking community 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, 17 expressive pads, expanded effects, fluid sequencing and sampling, and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your creations. It’s never been easier to dial in and cook up beats when inspiration strikes.

For more information or download the new update, please visit Roland's website.