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Roland update SP-404 MKII firmware

Sampler gains most significant upgrade yet

Roland SP-404 MkII compact hardware sampler update

Roland’s SP-404 MKII sampler has been treated to a number of updates since its launch, and the latest promises to be the most significant yet. The conveniently numbered version 4.04 firmware introduces some powerful new features including loop capture capabilities derived from the SP-555, multitrack file exports, mobile app integration and more.

New Features

  • Loop Capture: The device now supports capturing and layering audio of internal samples, external instruments, and miked-up sound sources to create dynamic live loops
  • Koala App Integration: Adjust a range of app parameters directly from the SP-404MKII using Koala controller mode, or send audio from Koala to and from the SP via USB for adding effects or recording samples
  • Multipad Export: Send all or selected pads from a pattern as individual multitrack audio to be refined in a  DAW shared with collaborators
  • Groove Function: Infuse rhythmic loops and other audio with subtle to extreme groove swing, inspired by the VariPhrase function found in the VP-9000
  • Sound Generator: Create basslines and other melodic content using 15 different waveforms generated directly by the SP-404MKII
  • A range of additional new features and improvements including Preset Measure Sampling, TR-REC Microscope Editing, Sample Merge and Bounce Pattern Chains

We reviewed the SP-404 MKII in SOS February 2022, click here to check out the article.


The new firmware update is available to download now from the Roland website.

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