SP-808 Archive


SP-808 Demo Disk 100MB (153 downloads)
Create your own copy of the 100MB included zip disk.
What you need?
An external Zip drive connected to your computer and this download.
Then just copy the files to a SP-808 pre-formated Zip Disk and you’re good to go.

SP-808 e-Mix Studio Demo Disk 250Mb (538 downloads)
Same as the 100MB DEMO disk but now for 250 Zip Drives/Zip Disks.
Owners of a 250MB Zip Drive can also download the 100MB Demo Disk to create also a copy of their own.

SP-808 Upgrade to SP-808ex (32504 downloads) – Turn your OG SP-808 into an eMix-Studio
Upd SMF for Mac (532 downloads) – Program to send the files to your SP-808 from your Mac computer
Upd SMF for Windows (744 downloads) – Program send the files to your SP-808 from your Windows computer
Roland A6-MIDI File (1438 downloads) – You want to turn your SP-808 in an A6? Well….with this MIDI file you’re good to go.


SP-808 Manual (English) (969 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Manual English
Roland SP-808 Handleiding Nederlands (530 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix Handleiding Nederlands
SP-808 eMix Studio Manual (English) (1019 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix studio Manual English
SP-808 Service Notes (1097 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Service Notes English
Roland SP-808 eMix Manuale d'Uso Italiano (460 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix Manuale d’Uso Italiano
Roland SP-808 eMix Manual Castellano (475 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix Manual Castellano
Roland SP-808 eMix Mode d'Emploi (460 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix Mode d’Emploi
Roland SP-808 Turbo Start English (481 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Turbo Start English
Roland SP-808 Sample CDs List (495 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Sample CDs List

SP-808 Sample CDs as WAV

SP-808 Creative Essentials_1 - Rhythm Guitar FX (139 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_2 - Percussion Grooves (271 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_4 - Dance Vocals (135 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_6 - Trance Formation (100 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_8 - Sounds of India (142 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_12 - Hip Hop & Swing.zip (145 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_14 - Live Bass Grooves (80 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_15 - World Class Breaks (115 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_16 - Drum and Percussion Tools (110 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_17 - Bass Separates (124 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_18 - Rock and Pop Vocals (95 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_22 - Reggae Connection (101 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_24 - Funk Construction (86 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_26 - Vintage Keyboards (141 downloads)

For Developers

We all want to solve the Zip-drive issue of the SP-808.
If someone is good at programming, try the SP-808 Develop Monitor.
Hold Locator 3 + Effects above C and turn the unit on.
Now you’re in that mode but I have no idea what it does.
Good luck!

General info

Polyphony:          4 Stereo Voices
Sampler:              44.1kHz and 32kHz sample-rates, holds up to 1,024 samples (16 pads x 64 banks)
Sequencer:         64 songs, 2000 events per song
Filter:                   Filter effect: lowpass resonant, low boost; Isolator effect: isolate hi, mid or low bands
Effects:                GrooveSampler: 99 preset patches, 99 user patches;
                             e-Studio: 25 algorithms, 149 preset patches, 149 user patches
Memory:              100 MB Zip Drive (250 MB in e-Mix Studio)
Control:                MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, MMC, MTC, MIDI Clock
Date Produced: 1998 – GrooveSampler; 2000 – e-Studio