Roland SP-404 mk2 Guide v0.6

This was done yesterday, but family interrupted and I couldn’t get it posted. Changes here amount to maybe another hour worth of work, primarily focussed on the Sampling section. I figured it would be a good idea to add a Gain Staging section, although this is stubbed out for now. I do feel like IContinue reading “Roland SP-404 mk2 Guide v0.6”

Couple of SP-404 mk2 tracks

Still having fun with the mk2! I find it to occupy a nice space between my other gear, it’s not as powerful as the MPC Live as a sampler or for creating patterns, but there’s also something refreshing about being limited. Also, the product line has been quite focussed on resampling in the past, andContinue reading “Couple of SP-404 mk2 tracks”

CooperFX: Arcades – Satellite Sound Walkthrough

I was bummed to hear that CooperFX was going to end making guitar pedals, but super excited to learn that the next move is to begin working on pedals with Chase Bliss Audio. Amazing! Even more amazing, is that the Satellite card was released as the last card for the Cooper FX: Arcades. Definitely excitedContinue reading “CooperFX: Arcades – Satellite Sound Walkthrough”

Getting the Tape Grain Glitch case back into working order… plus Track – Sounds From the Universe

More or less took a couple week musical break. Two things happened. First, I wanted to do some more case modifications to my make noise case… and having to take it apart, drill and Dremel… it was a several day investment of time for getting it all squared away, measure everything to get it toContinue reading “Getting the Tape Grain Glitch case back into working order… plus Track – Sounds From the Universe”

Roland SP-404 mk2 Firmware 1.13 Bugs, Issues, Concerns, Oddities, and Feature Requests

These notes are all for SP 404 mk2 firmware 1.13. Bugs In pattern mode there is a slight gap between the end of a pattern and the start back to 1.1.1. In pattern mode edit, you cannot adjust the start position of the pattern, only the end position. Exported samples do not contain the projectContinue reading “Roland SP-404 mk2 Firmware 1.13 Bugs, Issues, Concerns, Oddities, and Feature Requests”

Roland SP-404 mk2 – Second(?) Attempts

Had some slight misinformation… the semitone changes with PITCH/SPEED are -12 semitones and +7 semitones for a range (effectively down 50% or up 50%). The CHROMATIC mode can do +/- 12 semitones. Obviously you can resample to stretch beyond this… but wanted to clarify that if you’ve got something specific you’re looking to do thatContinue reading “Roland SP-404 mk2 – Second(?) Attempts”

The Roland SP-404 mk2 is in… Initial Thoughts

Got mine Wednesday… been knocking on the pads quite a bit. Never had a 404 (but got the 202 and 303)… mostly a heavy MPC user… so my thoughts come at this through mostly an MPC lens, but definitely with appreciation of where the SP line has come from in previous generations. One of theContinue reading “The Roland SP-404 mk2 is in… Initial Thoughts”