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I have a BAD 60 cycle hum coming out of the headphone and 1/4" outputs of my roland spd-s drum pad. And the output volume is very low, even when volume knob is maxed. I'm pretty sure something is wrong internally. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: headphone jack output

The same problem here. I solved it like this:
You must open the device. There will be a PCB with outputs and inputs. You must must detach it by removing screws on outside and then disassemble the PCB from two plastic pins to get the PCB rotated (I used plice to detache it one by one) and the conections of jack socket visible. In my case one od the lanes to the hot pin was broken. I checked that with Ohm meter 'cause it wasn't clearly visible with an eye. So having the PCB more or less secured I started to clean the lane a little bit to have a chance to put the solder layer near the pin and breakage. Get some really precise soldering device. It's a precise job. Do not overheat the diode which the lanes goes to. After placing some of the solder I checked the new connection by placing a jack into the socket and Ohm meter once again. All was perfect and working after assembling. Piece of cake.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Manuals are here in PDF:
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Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: roland Spd-s pad #1 change to different patches when hit

I'm an experienced SPD-S user and there is no option that allows the SPD-S to produce random sounds from the same PAD.

I can think of 3 reasons why this may be:

  1. In patch mode, a PAD can be assigned with 2 different sounds (wave A & wave B). Wave A will be produced on soft hits while wave B will be produced on hard strokes. To ensure only 1 sound is produced by a specific PAD, make sure no sound is selected in wave B (only wave A will be produced regardless on the force of the stroke).
  2. Your PAD has a very strong and moving effect turned on (such as a phaser or a filter) that makes your wave to sound different between hits. Turn off the effect (press on the Effect button until the light is off) then hit the pad again to see if it fixes your problem.
  3. If none of the previous 2 solution fixes your prublem then your SPD-S is probably malfunctionning.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Roland Spd-s pads not working

Check for a cracked PCB internally from the two defective pads, or if the wires have detached from the trigger. You may not need parts, but if you do, it really depends on how helpful the Roland distributor in your area is as to whether you will have any luck getting them, or you may have to go trough a local authorized repair shop.
Good luck.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Audio very minimal. Happened

Seem like a problem with the internal amp this an electronic circuit problem.

Posted on May 24, 2011

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My spd s has a bussing soud...I have change the cable and still the same problem


I was using a 25 foot 1/4" to XLR cable from the back of the Roland directly into the Thump. As mentioned, I tried going from the Roland to a direct box with a 1/4 cable on both ends; then out from the direct box "thru"-1/4 fitting, to the XLR connection in the Mackie Thump, with a cable that had the 1/4 on one end and the XLR on the other. Still buzzing. So for grins, I hooked an XLR to XLR cable from the Direct Box Low-Z out, to the Mackie Thump, keeping the 1/4 plug going from the Roland to the Direct box and eliminating the "thru" connection from the direct box to the Thunp, (1/4 to xlr). NO BUZZ.
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After getting a 1/4" MONO to XLR adaptor, attach it to my XLR to XLR cord, go from the back of the Roland (1/4") to the speaker directly (XLR) and see if my buzz is still gone.
The problem now becomes going from the Direct box to the speaker, since it needs to be 1/4 mono from the box, and xlr male to the speaker. I cannot locate a cable like that! So, I guess the next best solution is to get an adaptor to convert one end of the xlr/xlr cable to a 1/4 mono plug. At that point I don't think the cable would still be considered a 'balanced' line though, since it goes from 3 wire at the xlr to 2 wire at the 1/4 ts plug, right? The only other solution is to continue running out of the direct box as I am, using the Low-z out xlr connection, so I can continue to use the xlr/xlr cable.
Also there was a button on the direct box, called a PAD, for -15dB, I assume that what was causing my signal attenuation. When I pushed it in and it released, I suddenly had my volume back.

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