Stella: Yeah, definitely. I like the idea of creating my own samples, and I’m very particular about what I put into my SPD-SX pad, instead of having every drum machine ever made in there so I can pick and choose and make Frankenstein kits. With modern technology you can drive yourself crazy over the number of options. It can steer you away from focusing on a sound that will be known as yours.more
“Ellie, as well as singing and playing guitar, also plays a [Korg padKontrol MIDI studio controller](http://equipboard.com/items/korg-padkontrol-usb-drum-pad-studio-controller), a Roland SPD-SX sampling pad, and floor tom,” - Ellie's backline tech [Steven “Rusty” Russell](http://www.mixonline.com/news/tours/all-access-ellie-goulding/368299).more
''if you’re in The Cribbs you won’t need it… but a lot of music has electronic elements – even in indie music. It’s good to see a drummer hit something to make the electronic sounds rather than it sounding like a backing track. The sound can also be lifted off the albums so it’s the exact sound you want.''more
I use this at almost every gig. The dual stereo outs mean i can run stereo tracks with click and a seperate line for perc samples with ease.Handy on board effects and the ability to easily sample are great!
The Roland DPD-SX is my live "drum set." I use some of the built in sounds for improvising live, and use custom kits built with uploaded drum sounds I used during production.