Roland HandSonic HPD-20 Dynamic Hand Percussion Instrument


Discover the beauty of playing a percussive midi controller with you hands. Input those complex rhythms with feel!  Dynamic E-Percussion for Stage and Studio. Roland takes digital hand percussion to a new dimension with the HandSonic HPD-20, a unique and versatile 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 potent multi-effects, the HPD-20 offers 850 dynamic, ready-to-play sounds, plus the ability to import your own custom sounds via USB flash memory. 

    • Roland HandSonic PRODUCT FEATURES:

      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 HandSonic pad interface 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 its 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 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


      10 inches, 13 sections, Pressure-Sensitive
      * An external trigger input is provided, allowing you to connect a pad (sold separately).
      Kit Chains
      15 chains (50 steps per chain)
      User Instrument
      Number of User Instruments: Maximum 500 (includes factory preloaded user instruments)
      Sound Length (total): 12 minutes in mono, 6 minutes in stereo
      File Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
      Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 25 types
      Ambience: 10 types
      3-band Kit EQ
      Quick Rec
      Resolution: 480 ticks per quarter note
      Recording Method: Realtime
      Maximum Note Storage: approx. 30,000 notes
      Export File Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
      Realtime Modify knob
      Graphic LCD 64 x 128 dots
      OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
      PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
      MIX IN jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
      TRIG IN jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
      HH CTRL jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
      FOOT SW jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
      MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
      USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B (Audio, MIDI)
      USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
      DC IN jack
      Hi-Speed USB (USB Audio, USB MIDI, USB Flash Memory)
      Power Supply
      AC Adaptor
      Current Draw
      700 mA
      Owner's manual
      AC adaptor
      Options (sold separately)
      Kicks: KD series
      Pads: PD series, PDX series, BT-1
      Cymbals: CY series
      Hi-Hat Control Pedal: FD series
      Pad Stand: PDS-10
      Carrying Bag: CB-HPD
      Foot Switch: BOSS: FS-5U, FS-6
      Pedal Switch: DP-2
      Personal Drum Monitor: PM-10
      USB Flash Memory
      * Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

      Size and Weight

      311 mm
      12-1/4 inches
      404 mm
      15-15/16 inches
      102 mm
      4-1/16 inches
      2.4 kg
      5 lbs. 5 oz.
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