Roland SP-404MKII Sampling Workstation

Produce, perform, play -- the SP-404MKII can do it all. Making beats is as seamless as it has ever been with the iconic SP workflow and improved efficiency.

Roland SP samplers are the bona fide kings of performance-based beatmaking, celebrated for their distinctive sound and ability to create rapid-fire beats anywhere, anytime. Carefully refined through community feedback and extensive research and development, the SP-404MKII is the ultimate SP sampler. It's faster and better than ever, with a vivid OLED display, expressive new pads, expanded effects, fluid sequencing and sampling, and a massive library of authentic sounds to inspire your music.

Bigger, better, faster, stronger:

The SP-404MKII has everything people love about its predecessor with some serious upgrades like 17 ultra-expressive pads and updated knobs for smooth, hands-on control. And beatmaking is even quicker with speedy boot time, swift project loading and sample import, and easy project access via 16 GB of internal storage. Longtime users and new beatmakers alike will feel right at home.


- Vivid OLED display for visual waveform editing, full menu access, and more
- 17 velocity-sensitive, RGB pads with no-click design for smooth playability
- Faster workflow with quick startup and load times, 16 GB internal storage, low-latency pads, and rapid sample editing
- Compact, ultra-lightweight design (2.6 lb./1.2 kg) with versatile power options: USB-C, mobile battery (via USB-C port), six AA batteries, or AC adaptor
- Extensive onboard effects, including SP classics like Vinyl Simulator and DJFX Looper, new Lo-fi, Cassette Simulator, and read more Resonator effects, and dedicated Vocoder, Auto Pitch, and Guitar Amp Simulator effects for the mic/guitar input
- 32-voice polyphony, 160 samples per project, and 16 internal projects for expanded programming possibilities
- Blazing onboard sample editing with real-time or auto-chop mode, auto BPM detect, envelope, pitch shift, and resampling for layering sounds and phrases
- Pre-loaded sound library with 144 high-quality, professionally recorded samples and patterns
- Extensive customization options with removable metal faceplate, downloadable outline template, multiple screensavers, and personalized startup logos
- Upgraded I/O includes 1/4-inch line in/out, 1/4-inch mic/guitar input, 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch headphones outputs, and 1/8-inch TRS MIDI in/out
- New resampling workflow for re-recording with various effects for detailed sound design
- Audio capture and streaming supported with mobile devices and computers via USB-C*
- Skip Back Sampling to automatically capture up to 25 seconds of audio from your last performance
- Bus FX for layering multiple effects, with customizable routing for creating intricate sound textures
- Adjustable quantization and shuffle percentage across multiple note resolutions to customize swing
- Pattern sequencer with the ability to create full songs with BPM per bank, ideal for running backing tracks or programming performances
- Chain patterns for automatic playback and use Pad Link to trigger up to four samples with a single press
- DJ Mode enables new approaches to live performance by manipulating and mixing two separate audio files
- SP-404MKII editor software for Mac and Windows provides direct sample access, detailed waveform editing, sample management, pad assignment, and import of MIDI files and legacy SP-404SX and SP-404A projects
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- Maximum Polyphony: 32 voices
- Recordable Data Samples: 2,560 (16 samples x 10 banks x 16 projects: stored in internal storage)
- Patterns: 2,560 (16 patterns x 10 banks x 16 projects: stored in internal storage)
- Internal Storage Size: 16 GB
- Maximum Sampling Time: 16 minutes (approximately 176 MB per sample)
- Skip Back Sampling Time: Maximum 25 seconds (Always records LINE OUT signal independently of sampling/resampling)
- Data Format: 16-bit linear WAV, AIFF, MP3 import supported. *SP-404MK2 APP supports WAV, AIFF, MP3, FLAC, M4A.
- Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
- Pattern Sequencer:
- Resolution: 480 ticks, quarter note
- Pattern length: 1 to 64 bars
- Recording method: Realtime Loop Recording (with shuffle quantize function)
- Effects:
- Multi-effects: 37 types
- Input effects: 16 types
- Pad: 16 pads + 1 sub pad (Velocity-sensitive pad)
- Controller Control knobs: 3
- Display Graphic: OLED display
- External Storage: SD card (sold separately) for backup, restore, import, and export functions (SDHC compatible)
- Connection Terminals:
- PHONES Jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, Stereo miniature phone type
- LINE OUT (L/MONO, R) Jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
- LINE IN (L/MONO, R) Jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- MIC/GUITAR IN Jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (for MIC), 1/4-inch phone type (for GUITAR)
- MIDI (IN, OUT) Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
- USB terminal: USB Type-C (Audio, MIDI)
- DC IN terminal
- Power Supply:
- AC adaptor
- USB bus power supply (USB Type-C port, 1.5 A or more)
- Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6)(sold separately) x 6
- Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)(sold separately) x 6
- Current Draw:
- 1,100 mA (AC adaptor)
- 1,500 mA (USB bus power)
- Expected Battery Life Under Continuous Use:
- Alkaline battery: Approx. 2.5 hours
- Ni-MH battery: Approx. 3.5 hours
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
- External Dimensions:
- 177.5 (W) x 275.8 (D) x 70.5 (H) mm
- 7 (W) x 10-7/8 (D) x 2-13/16 (H) inches
- Weight (Excluding AC Adaptor): 1.1 kg (2 lbs 7 oz)
- Accessories:
- Quick start
- "Read Me First" leaflet
- AC adaptor
- Warranty card
- Options (Sold Separately): TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 9 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SP-404MK2
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 4.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 9 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SP-404MK2

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700


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