Roland Handsonic HPD-20

Introducing the Roland Handsonic HPD-20

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Dynamic hand percussion for stage and studio

The HandSonic HPD-20 is a unique instrument that’s ideal for a wide range of music creators, from percussionists and drummers to electronic dance music performers, composers, and producers. Equipped with the renowned SuperNATURAL sound engine and powerful multi-effects, the HPD-20 offers 850 dynamic sounds, plus the ability to import your own samples via USB flash memory. 13 pads provide ultra-sensitive response and flexible control options for playing onboard sounds and external MIDI instruments with an incredible range of expression. The HPD-20 also excels in computer music applications, where it’s perfect for playing virtual instruments, recording MIDI and audio performances in DAW software, and much more. And with convenient trigger inputs, you can easily expand the HPD-20 with a Roland pad and hi-hat controller to build a super-compact percussion set.

Powerful hand percussion instrument for live performance and studio music production

850 drum and percussion sounds from around the world, along with melodic instruments, tones for modern electronic music, and more

Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL engine delivers unparalleled sound 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 performances 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) to create a super-compact drum set

USB Computer port for audio/MIDI communication with popular music software, including DAWs and standalone virtual instruments


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