Roland Octapad (Pad-8)


The Roland Octapad (Pad-8) is an electronic percussion instrument that was released in 1987. It is a MIDI controller that is capable of triggering sounds from other MIDI devices. It has eight velocity-sensitive pads, each of which can be assigned to trigger a different sound. It also has a built-in sequencer and a variety of effects.

The Octapad has been used by a variety of musicians, including Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, and Neil Peart. It is a popular choice for drummers who want to expand their sound palette and add electronic elements to their playing.

The Octapad works by sending MIDI signals to other MIDI devices. It can be used to trigger drum sounds, samples, and other sounds from other MIDI devices. It also has a built-in sequencer, allowing users to create their own patterns and sequences.

The Octapad has a variety of features, including velocity-sensitive pads, a built-in sequencer, and a variety of effects. It also has a variety of control options, including a pitch bend wheel, a modulation wheel, and a footswitch. It is also capable of sending and receiving MIDI messages, allowing users to control other MIDI devices.

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