Roland SP-404mk2 Gets Firmware Update For 404 Day


Roland let us know that their SP-404MKII Sampler is getting a new firmware update, version 4.04, in celebration of ‘404 Day.

This is the SP-404MKII’s most extensive update yet. 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.

See the Roland site to download the free update.


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