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Old 10-31-2013, 04:53 PM
matchgrip1 matchgrip1 is offline
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Default Re: Roland SPD-SX Sampling vs. Octapad SPD-30 Phrasing, etc.

Blackstone is correct:

Here's what I want:

1) The ability to have add-on e-drum sounds to my 7-piece Mapex Saturn acoustic kit.
2) The ability to trigger melodic instrument tracks, such as bass, keys, guitar, click, etc.
3) The ability to play the unit as a stand-alone kit at times such as what you mentioned.
4) At times, both 2 and 3 above.

The SPD-30 gives you edrum sounds to add to your acoustic kit.

The SPD-SX will give you the ability to trigger melodic instrument tracks.

The SPD-30 can be played as a stand alone kit (adding a Vdrum pad, Ecymbals, and kick pad) will give you full control.

In order to do the four things listed, you would need both. That's exactly why I purchased both. Check e-bay and musicians friend as well. I just checked Musicians friend, and they have an SPD-SX floor demo they are letting go for $350.00 USD. Not bad considering it's an $800.00 USD unit!
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