Roland HPD-20 Handsonic Electronic Percussion Pad Controller
The Most Powerful Electronic Percussion Intrument in the World
HandSonic HPD-20 is a sophisticated hand percussion instrument with an amazing level of expressive power.
It features 13 velocity-sensitive pads arranged in a circular configuration, with different pad sizes for maximum ergonomic efficiency.
You strike the pads to play sounds, of course, but you can also touch or press a pad to dampen or mute another pad’s tone, adjust its pitch, and more.
This lets you execute traditional acoustic hand percussion techniques with authentic results, and also create dynamic, unique textures that are perfect for electronic dance music and other modern styles.
On the two largest pads, you can play with natural tonal variations, depending on where you strike the pads.
Further sound control is available with the Roll button, Realtime Modify knob, and the famous D-BEAM, which provides a cool way to play sounds and manipulate effects with hand movements in the air.
Powerful hand percussion instrument for live performance and studio music production
850 ready-to-play sounds include percussion from around the world, melodic instruments, drums, tones for modern electronica beats, and more
Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL sound engine delivers unparalleled tone quality and expressiveness
Import up to 500 of your own WAV sounds via USB flash memory and assign them to pads
Deep editing capability allows you to tweak and layer instruments and process tones with three independent multi-effects engines, ambience, and EQ
13 silicone rubber pads provide ultra-sensitive velocity response and a comfortable feel
Dynamic pad assignments let you dampen, mute, and tune sounds for authentic performance of acoustic hand percussion like congas and tabla
Roll button and Realtime Modify knob; D-BEAM for controlling sounds and effects with hand movements
Easily capture performances and ideas with the Quick Rec function and export them as WAV audio files to USB flash memory
Inputs for connecting a Roland pad and hi-hat controller (sold separately)
USB Computer port for audio/MIDI communication with popular music software, including DAWs and standalone virtual instruments
Import Your Own Sounds
In addition to its built-in sounds, the HPD-20 gives you the ability to import up to 500 of your own WAV sounds and play them from the pads.
Just load up a USB flash drive with your favorite sounds from your computer, then connect it to the HPD-20 to import them, assign them to pads, and create your own kits.
The types of sounds you can use are not limited to short percussion strikes—with up to 12 minutes of time available, you’re able customize your HandSonic with audio phrases, sound effects, backing music, and more.
Once your sounds are in the HPD-20, you’re free to use them just like the onboard sounds, with complete editing and effects capabilities at your disposal.
This includes the ability to continuously loop beats and other rhythmic sounds and start/stop playback with the pads.
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