Roland’s HandSonic HPD-20 is an expansive percussion instrument that can be used in a variety of different ways. The unit features Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL sound engine, a variety of multi-effects, as well as 850 stock sounds with the additional ability for users to create and store their own via the HPD-20’s built-in flash memory.
The unit’s 13 pads provide ample control options for the internal sounds and external MIDI instruments. It is also adept at controlling virtual instruments and as a controller for both MIDI and audio performance.
HandSonic HPD-20 Features
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