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KenWK

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I have a Yamaha DTX502 kit and have been using a Roland R-05 to record and playback whole-song drum tracks, which works fine for my strictly recreational purposes.

For playing back recordings like horns and strings pieces while playing the drums, I got an Alesis SamplePad Pro, which for the money is fine for this not-so-cheap hobby. As a side note: the DTX502 module is old (from 2013) and only has a meg of customizable memory and no SD card slot.

I was hoping to use just the SamplePad for playback but when it loads the whole-song recordings it can take up to 3 full minutes, which is a long time even when just rehearsing.

All that background to ask: Does anyone know if the Roland pads would have similar load time issues with files as large as 40 meg?

Thanks for reading,
Ken
 

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I have a Yamaha DTX502 kit and have been using a Roland R-05 to record and playback whole-song drum tracks, which works fine for my strictly recreational purposes.

For playing back recordings like horns and strings pieces while playing the drums, I got an Alesis SamplePad Pro, which for the money is fine for this not-so-cheap hobby. As a side note: the DTX502 module is old (from 2013) and only has a meg of customizable memory and no SD card slot.

I was hoping to use just the SamplePad for playback but when it loads the whole-song recordings it can take up to 3 full minutes, which is a long time even when just rehearsing.

All that background to ask: Does anyone know if the Roland pads would have similar load time issues with files as large as 40 meg?

Thanks for reading,
Ken
The biggest file I ever used with my SPD-SX was 32MB, but it loaded in less than 2-3 seconds. Don’t imagine 40 would be much different.
 

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The biggest file I ever used with my SPD-SX was 32MB, but it loaded in less than 2-3 seconds. Don’t imagine 40 would be much different.
Oh wow, that's a huge difference! Will have a look around for a used one. Thanks so much for replying.
 

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I MIDI an SP404 of my ekits/multipads for years. Zero load time as plays direct off the memory card. You can map about 100 sounds to MIDI notes so have all those sounds available immediately.
 

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The Sample Pad Pro lacks processing power...its why its cheap...and slow. I sold mine when i found an older Roland for cheap. The Roland SPD S or SX also has some effects you can add...and Alesis has a pad similar to the SPD and Yamaha's DTX (?)...but...its not priced any better.
 


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