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Roland SP-808


Released: 1998

MSRP: $?


Adds mixer, sequencer, Zip drive, and more effects (including a virtual-analog synth) to the SP-202. Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Roland SP-808 is a desktop (velocity sensitive), 4 voice, 20 bit, sampler, featuring mic input, mix/aux I/O, 64 presets, effects (2-band EQ, muti-effects, VA synth), 4-track sequencer (2k event), 16 step analog-style sequencer, D-beam controller, Zip drive, and MIDI. Up to 8 samples can be recorded at 32|44.1kHz and combined into a preset. Sample editing includes loop, truncate, time-stretch, and reverse. Virtual-analog synth "effect" features dual oscillators (saw, square, pulse waveforms with PWM and FM), noise, ring-mod, 12|24DB low|high|band-pass or notch filter, dedicated amp and filter ADSR envelopes, LFO (saw, square, triangle, S/H waveforms with delay).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
desktop W:394mm(15.5625in) H:343mm(13.5625in) D:99mm(3.9375in) 4.3kg(9.5lbs) mic sample:stereo(RCA) aux:stereo(RCA) Option:SP808-OP1(coax/optical) mix:stereo(RCA) aux:stereo(RCA) MIDI:IN/OUT|THRU MIDI MIDI pedal 21W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A 64 Option:SP808-OP1(SCSI) ZIP-drive MIDI SysEx menu LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 4 no Sample->DCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
EQ:3-band(parametric) multi-effects:20 synth:delay/chorus/flanger no LFO external VCA-EG velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
steps:16 no tracks:4 events:2000 MIDI pedal D-beam MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC32 MIDI-CC80 MIDI-CC81 MIDI-CC91 MIDI-CC92 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no MIDI MIDI pedal no 1


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
yes 20bit 32|44.1kHz ? no 16 auto pedal yes reverse time-stretch resample


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital sample:1024 - no no D-beam D-beam
OSC-1 digital saw square pulse - no PWM:LFO FM:OSC2 LFO portamento no
OSC-2 digital saw square pulse - no PWM:LFO LFO portamento no
Noise digital noise - no no no no
RingMod analog OSC-1|OSC-2|external|Noise +- OSC-1|OSC-2|external|Noise - no no no no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF digital ? yes 12|24dB low|band|high pass or notch key LFO external VCF-EG velocity no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
VCF-EG sustain attack decay release no yes no no no
TVA-EG sustain attack decay release no no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO saw square triangle S/H yes no tempo no no no
Sampler Models
S-10 MKS-100 S-220 S-50 S-550 S-330 W-30 S-750
S-760 S-770 SP-700 DJ-70 DJ-70MKII JS-30 MS-1 SP-202