Re: Roland SPD-SX Sampling vs. Octapad SPD-30 Phrasing, etc.
Thanks for chiming in here. I'm having a hard time deciding which one to get. The ability to trigger backing tracks with the SX is indeed appealing, but according to some info I've read, the Octapad is better as a drum module, and it's pads have a nicer feel. Maybe you can help clear that up for me. Can you actually play the SX like you would electric drums (albeit it's pad-based). Do they feel OK? FWIW, my current electric triggers are the vintage Simmons pads that are hexagonal, so I would think anything would feel better than those, although I hear the Yamaha Multi 12's pads are quite mushy. And, for that reason, as well as Yamaha's typical less-than-friendly interface, I am leaning toward Roland.
2011 Mapex Saturn - 8, 10, 12, 14 fl, 16 fl, 22x18
1974 Tama Royalstar - 8,10,12, 13,16 fl, 22x14