Re: Roland SPD-SX Sampling vs. Octapad SPD-30 Phrasing, etc.
I have both the spd SX and the spd 30. Just to clarify a pervious post, the SX has no control switch for a hi hat like the spd 30 and the dtx 12. I love the SX for what I use it for which is for sampling and playing and having total control of loops and sounds, I would never attempt to use the SX as a mini drum set like I do with the 30. You really need a hi hat control. And you need to have velocity layered waves for a mini drum kit. Right now you really only get one sound per pad on the SX, even tho you can assign 2 waves to a pad, they both fire off together and there is no way around it.
I can't recommend the dtx because I've never owned one, but the 30 is great for a mini kit. But you can't import any new sounds, you need to make do with what sounds it has. Which is a lot, and a lot of ways to easily edit the on board sounds as well.