Creative Sampler with Performance Effects

SP-555: Creative Sampler with Performance Effects

Realtime Audio Toolkit for DJs, Producers, & Sample-Based Musicians


Sonar LE insideThe newest member of the SP-sampler family breaks ground with innovative features such as Loop Capture, and Super Filter. The SP-555 is fast and powerful, but one thing has been preserved from previous SP models: fun! It’s the ultimate toolkit for DJs, producers, sample-based musicians, or performers who want to take their act to the next level.

  • Ultra-easy sampling with innovative Loop Capture feature
  • Versatile sampling through Line input, phantom-powered Mic input,USB audio streaming, and WAV/AIFF import
  • Dozens of killer performance effects, including Super Filter and DJFX Looper
  • Audio interface capability with any DAW or DJ audio application (Cakewalk SONAR LE included)
  • Large Sample Memory via CompactFlash (up to 2GB)
  • Bundled Wave Converter software (Mac and PC) for importing and exporting WAV/AIFF files
  • Infrared D BEAM controller and V-LINK compatibility for high-impact performance

Quick, EZ, Versatile Sampling
You can capture sounds instantly onstage using the SP-555’s Line or Mic Inputs, or through USB audio streaming — perfect for DJs or live performers who want to grab sounds and drop them in the mix on the fly. The SP-555 supports up to 2GB CompactFlash for over 12 hours of recording with no-load playback!

Live Loop Capture
This innovative new feature lets you quickly grab a piece of incoming audio or a loop of your live performance and instantly play it back in perfect time with your other tracks. The loops can also be captured through the effects in real time and assigned to a pad for later use. You can even perform sound-on-sound layering with your loops.

Killer Performance FX
From silky gloss to complete audio annihilation, the SP-555 provides 37 types of powerful DSP effects to alter your sounds. Included in the lineup are Voice Transformer, Delay, Isolator, and the unique Super Filter and DJFX Looper, The Effect Memory allows for instant recall of your favorite settings using the pads with no glitching while switching effects.

Visual Magic
Amaze your audience with the SP-555’s D BEAM and V-LINK features. Wave your hands over the invisible D BEAM to tweak the SP-555’s filter, to trigger samples, or to play synth solos. Connect V-LINK compatible video equipment and sync the music to the visuals.

Computer Companion
The SP-555 can be used by itself or with a PC. It can be used as an audio interface for the bundled Cakewalk SONAR LE software or any other DAW or DJ application on your computer! With the bundled Wave Converter software, WAV and AIFF files can be imported and assigned to a CF card for use in the SP-555 (CF reader needed).

Audio & Video



Maximum Polyphony
12 voices
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Data Format
SP-555 original format
(WAV/AIFF import/export possible)
Sampling Mode
Memory Card
CompactFlash Type 1, 32 MB to 2 GB compatible
Maximum Sampling Time (mono, approx.)
Internal Memory
STANDARD ...11 min. LO-FI ...22 min.
* Including Pre-loaded Samples
Memory Card
128 MB: STANDARD ...48 min. LO-FI ...96 min.
256 MB: STANDARD ...96 min. LO-FI ...193 min.
512 MB: STANDARD ...193 min. LO-FI ...386 min.
1 GB: STANDARD ...386 min. LO-FI ...772 min.
2 GB: STANDARD ...772 min. LO-FI ...1544 min.
Internal Memory: 32 (16 samples x 2 banks)
* Including Pre-loaded Samples
Memory Card: 128 (16 samples x 8 banks)
Internal Memory: 32 (16 patterns x 2 banks)
* Including Pre-loaded Patterns
Memory Card: 128 (16 patterns x 8 banks)
Loop Capture
Maximum recording time: approx. 15 sec.
Pattern Sequencer
Maximum recordable notes:
Internal Memory: Approx. 8,000 notes * Including Pre-loaded Patterns
Memory Card (CompactFlash): Approx. 8,000 notes
Resolution: 96 ticks per quarter note
Pattern Length: 1--99 measures
Recording method: Realtime Loop Recording (with quantize function)
37 types
Signal Processing
AD Conversion: 24 bits
DA Conversion: 24 bits
16 with velocity sensitivity
Control Knobs x 3, D Beam Controller
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Onboard Mic
Mono x 1
LINE INPUT Jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)
LINE OUTPUT Jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)
Headphones (PHONES) Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
MIC Jack (1/4 inch phone type / XLR type, Hi-Z, phantom power)
Pedal Jack (1/4 inch phone type)
MIDI Connector (IN, OUT)
USB Connector (supports USB MIDI and USB Audio)
AC Adaptor Jack
Memory Card Slot (CompactFlash)
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
Current Draw
800 mA
AC Adaptor
Owner's Manual
Quick Start Guide
Pedal Switch (DP-2)
Foot Switch (BOSS FS-5U)
Pad Stand (PDS-10)
Gig Bag (CB-SP1)
Size and Weight
280 mm
11-1/16 inches
264 mm
10-7/16 inches
74 mm
2-15/16 inches
1.8 kg
4 lbs.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.



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