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The Roland SPD-SX (you mount it with the APC-33 controller mount) is one of the most popular sampling pads being used today. Technology in worship is nothing new, but it can still be a very daunting task to learn how to use and incorporate in your workflow and playing. We are happy to share this simple tutorial with you to help you learn how to quickly add sounds to your Roland SPD-SX.

How To Quickly Add Sounds to the Roland SPD-SX

In this video you will learn:

  • How to quickly add sounds (samples) to your Roland SPD-SX.
  • How to convert them to 16-bit sample files using iTunes (the SPD-SX cannot handle 24 bit wav files. For example,’s wav files are 24 bit and will not work on the SPD-SX without converting them to 16 bit wav files).


There are several sites that have sounds that you can use, but we created our own over at

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to find you an answer.

Have any tips of your own? Share them in the comments.

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