Melodics and Roland announce new partnership

Roland, and professional video products, and online music education tool Melodics, announce new partnership, the Beat Maker Sample Pack x Melodics Series. This series features professionally crafted sample content from global artists, in addition to companion lessons, to help further the development of finger drumming skills on the SP-404MKII, a top instrument for the craft. The first release within this series, the Messy Samples by Lionclad, is live today.

The Messy Samples by Lionclad features Seoul-based producer Lionclad, who brings her finger drumming expertise to this one-of-a-kind sample selection. Users can enjoy a library of pre-recorded lo-fi backbeats, chill hip-hop groovers, and off-kilter rhythms, or create wholly original compositions. This sample pack is available as a project, ready to load in the SP-404MKII with samples and patterns arranged in eight banks of ready-to-play loops and one-shot samples.

Additional features include 128 DAW-ready WAV files for sample-based music creation, which users can import into their favorite music production software and hardware samplers, and files clearly labeled with tempo and key information to help streamline workflow.

In addition to the Messy Samples by Lionclad, there will be five future beat maker sample packs through this partnership, each of which will include Melodics lessons that work exclusively with the SP-404MKII—a popular instrument among finger drummers due to its expressive velocity, sensitive pads, ultra-portable design, and powerful feature set.

Roland and Melodics began their partnership in 2018 with Melodics for V-Drums, a desktop app with an ever-expanding range of premium lesson content and integrated communication with Roland V-Drum sound modules. Melodics offers Roland drummers a unique visual approach to music education with finger drumming and electronic percussion courses based on modern music styles. The partnership expands through the launch of the Beat Maker Sample Pack + Melodics Series, with the goal of expanding users’ finger drumming capabilities on the SP-404MKII.


The Messy Samples by Lionclad is available now and free with a Roland account through Roland Cloud Manager. After downloading the pack, visit the SP-404MKII x Melodics page to access two free companion lessons specially created for this collection and the SP-404MKII hardware.  

This and future releases within the Beat Maker Sample Pack x Melodics Series will be compatible with Roland hardware that supports sample imports, and will offer companion lessons through Melodics. 

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