Roland Octapad is a range of MIDI percussion controllers produced by the Roland Corporation. When Roland created the original Octapad Pad8 back in 1985, they gave the bands of the day a sleek, portable option for triggering MIDI elements during their live set or in the studio. The second model,This is introduced in 1989, was the Pad-80 Octapad II. With increased patch capability and the ability to store data on memory cards. Roland continues the line with the Octapad SPD-30 which includes on board sounds and effects. Benefiting from Roland’s V‑Drum pad technology and 30 onboard effects, the latest incarnation of the instrument is aimed squarely at musicians who want to combine live percussion performance with phrase looping, MIDI triggering and sound editing.
According to several user reviews, they have praised a Roland SPD-30 Octapad for the Combine predictably gorgeous sound with better-than-ever functionality; the ability to connect external pads for an extensive playing set-up and the Phrase Loop feature for creativity on-stage and you’re on to a winner. Also, some users have complained it for the external samples cannot be imported; Footswitch sold separately.
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To restoring the factory settings your Roland SPD-30, first press the MENU button, select ”SYSTEM,” and by turn the KNOB 1 and then press BUTTON 3. Next, select the “F.RESET” tab by press BUTTON 2. Turn KNOB 1 to select “Factory Reset” and then press BUTTON 3 to enter. When a message appears on the displays, press BUTTON 3 to go ahead with the initialization.
Warning! When you perform the Factory Reset operation, the kits and phrase data saved in the OCTAPAD will be initialized. Be sure you want to erase the memory and return the Roland SPD-30 Octapad to its factory default state before continuing with this procedure. Hopefully the article of “Execute Resets All Data in Roland SPD-30 Octapad Electronic Drum” can help you.
Reference: Roland SPD-30 Octapad manual