Roland SPD30 Octapad Total Percussion Pad

-8 Built-in Pads
-670 Instruments
-50 Kits
-LED Backlit Display
-PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
-OUTPUT Jacks (L (MONO), R) (1/4 inch phone type)
-MIX IN Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
-HH CTRL Jack, FOOT SW Jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type)
-MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
-USB MEMORY Connector (for USB Memory)
-USB MIDI Connector (for USB MIDI)
-Power Supply (PSB-1U)
-Owner's Manual
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 14 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SPD-30
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 14 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SPD-30-BK
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700

Roland SPD-30 Octapad Electronic Drum

For decades, Roland has been a leader in electronic percussion technology. The original Octapad was a revolutionary percussion instrument that was adopted by musicians worldwide and set the standard for future percussion pads. Combining cutting-edge drum and percussion sounds with premium triggering technology, a Phrase Loop function, USB MIDI, and much more, the Octapad SPD-30 is a rugged instrument that's versatile for any musical application.


- Includes percussion sounds from around the world, plus 30 types of multi-effects
- Pad-sensing technology developed for V-Drums(R) provides even and accurate pad triggering with excellent isolation between pads
- Four dual-trigger inputs, plus hi-hat controller for adding pads to create a mini kit, or for connecting triggers from acoustic drums
- Phrase Loop function inspires your creativity; record your playing in real time and overdub up to three layers
- USB connectivity for MIDI and memory storage
- Large backlit LCD and pad indicator lights for easy operation in low-light conditions
- Rugged, road-worthy design

World Class Sounds

The Octapad SPD-30 includes more than 600 drum and percussion sounds from around the world suited to cover any musical style. Arranged in 50 kits, the sounds are dynamic and expressive, and range from traditional to contemporary to exotic. You can customize the sounds with the onboard controls for tuning, muffling, attack, pitch sweep, and more. You can also layer two sounds per pad to create an infinite number of sound combinations.


Based on Roland's world-leading effects technology, the SPD-30's multi-effects engine will take your performances to another level. There are 30 types of internal multi-effects onboard, plus EQ, limiter, and seven Ambience types.

Phrase Loop Function

The onboard Phrase Loop function is a powerful creative tool that lets you quickly record your playing in real time. You can overdub up to three layers per phrase, and store 50 phrases internally. Connect optional footswitches for seamless recording and hands-free operation. You can also save your phrase data to optional USB memory.

Advanced Triggering Technology

The Octapad SPD-30 benefits from Roland's most advanced V-Drum triggering technology. Each pad is a separate, isolated unit, providing the ultimate in sensitivity with complete crosstalk rejection. In addition, you can connect four dual-trigger inputs, plus a hi-hat controller (compatible with Roland FD-8, VH-11) to create a mini drum set with external pads (Roland KD-/PD-/PDX-/CY-series). The Octapad SPD-30 is also compatible with Roland RT-Series acoustic drum triggers for even more flexibility.

Note: Sampling pad only, drum triggers, throne and pedals pictured NOT included.
(31 ratings)
Submitted August 31, 2011 by a customer from
"Octapad: great sound and value; alot of fun!"
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It should last a while. Here is a video of my set-up using the groove drums kit, kick and hi hat pedals:
Great sounds. Wish it included more standard sets.
should include the pedal to switch kits or phrase loops
Ease of Use
a little cumbersome to edit
very durable, solid so far
yes, a great instrument for the price
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The Wow Factor
getting a little carried away with this ?
Musical Background:
Musical Style:
jazz, RnB
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