The Legendary Percussion Pad, Updated for Modern Performances


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Classic SPD-20 Sounds—and More

The SPD-20 has been embraced by thousands of players as a primary instrument, and they rely on its versatile sound set for performing every day. The OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO retains every sound from the original percussion pad while also providing an impressive selection of new ones to choose from. In addition, EQ, compression, and three onboard effects engines—each with 38 multi-effects types—can be applied to a single instrument, further broadening the sonic possibilities.

Authentic Sounds from Around the World

The OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO’s new sounds give players what they need to meet today’s diverse live performance and studio production demands. Sampled in the highest quality, these premium sounds allow percussionists to authentically cover Asian, African, Latin, and many other world music styles. Traditional drum kit sounds are also on tap, including high-end acoustic drums and cymbals originally developed for the TD-27 V-Drums sound module. In total, more than 900 instruments are available for musical exploration.

Real-Time Sound Editing for Expressive Performances

The OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO comes with 100 great-sounding preset kits that are ready to play. But you also have the ability to customize them to perfectly fit your personal style and the music you’re playing. The backlit LCD and direct-access buttons support real-time editing of instrument sounds as you perform, and up to four sounds can be layered on any one pad using the pad link function to create exciting new tones and textures. Additionally, the kit chain function lets you line up kits to match your set list, making it easy to call up the exact one you need during a performance.

Expand Beyond the Built-In Pads

To complement its eight sensitive rubber pads, the OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO features four dual-trigger inputs and a dedicated hi-hat control input. This allows you to build an expanded percussion setup with a variety of optional Roland trigger pads, including mesh-head V-Pads, V-Cymbals, and the BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad. And by connecting a Roland kick pad and hi-hat control pedal, you can transform the OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO into a powerhouse mini drum kit with rock-solid feel and continuous open/closed hi-hat sounds.

Legendary Roland Quality

Roland instruments are renowned for their durability and longevity, and this percussion pad is no exception. Designed in Japan, the briefcase-size OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO gives you all the sounds you need in one dependable, road-ready instrument.

Introduced over 20 years ago, the SPD-20 is still treasured by percussionists around the world for its wide-ranging versatility and authentic percussion sounds. Filled with user-requested features and the latest Roland percussion technologies, the OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO takes performance to the next level while fully retaining the core appeal of the classic SPD-20.

The OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO offers the famous eight-pad layout, legendary sounds, and rugged durability of the original SPD-20, newly enhanced with more responsive playability, additional sounds and functions, and an updated user interface. Compact and portable, the OCTAPAD SPD-20 PRO delivers everything you need to authentically cover percussion in all music genres and settings, from small groups to large-scale ensembles.

  • The original SPD-20 sound set, augmented with all-new percussion sounds for a wider sonic palette
  • Includes a broad selection of world percussion, with more than 900 instruments to choose from
  • 200 customizable percussion kits, including 100 ready-to-play presets
  • Eight cushioned rubber pads provide even and accurate triggering, improved dynamic response, and excellent isolation between pads
  • Four external dual-trigger inputs and a dedicated hi-hat control input allow connection of additional pads and pedals, including a kick pad and hi-hat controller pedal to create a mini drum kit
  • Dedicated buttons for adjusting sound-editing parameters while performing
  • LCD + LED screens with backlights for easy visibility on dark stages
  • USB memory port for backing up settings and kit data
  • Designed in Japan
Built-in Pads: 8
* Four external trigger inputs are provided, allowing you to connect Pads.
Instruments: 900 instruments or greater
200 (Preset: 100)
Kit Chain
16 chains (16 steps per chain)
2 layers per pad
2 layers x 2(Head/Rim) per external Trigger
Instrument /Pad Parameters
Coarse Tune
Fine Tune
Pedal Bend
Layer EQ
Pad comp
Pad Mute Group
Pad Link
Kit Effects
Ambience (5 Types)
Kit EQ
Kit Comp
MFX : 3 systems, 38 types
16 characters 2 line (backlit LCD)
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
PHONES Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT(L/MONO, R) Jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MIX IN Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
EXTERNAL TRIGGER INPUT Jack : 1/4-inch TRS phone type x 4
HH CTRL Jack: 1/4-inch phone type
FOOT SW Jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) Connectors
USB MEMORY port: USB A type
Power Supply
AC adaptor (DC 12 V)
Current Draw
500 mA
Size and Weight
450(W) x 350 (D) x 72 (H) mm
17-3/4 (W) x 13-13/16 (D) x 2-7/8 (H) inches
3.7 kg / 8 lbs 3 oz (excluding AC Adaptor)
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor
Options (sold separately)
Pads (PD series, PDX series, BT series)
Cymbals (CY series)
Kick Triggers (KD series, KT Series)
Hi-Hats (VH-11/10)
Hi-Hat Control Pedal (FD series)
Pad Stand (PDS series)
All-Purpose Clamp (APC series)
Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT series)
Footswitch (FS series, excluding Latch-type)
Personal Drum Monitor (PM series)