SP-808 Archive


SP-808 Demo Disk 100MB (59 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 (306 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 (7994 downloads) – Turn your OG SP-808 into an eMix-Studio
Upd SMF for Mac (464 downloads) – Program to send the files to your SP-808 from your Mac computer
Upd SMF for Windows (631 downloads) – Program send the files to your SP-808 from your Windows computer
Roland A6-MIDI File (901 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) (841 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Manual English
Roland SP-808 Handleiding Nederlands (268 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix Handleiding Nederlands
SP-808 eMix Studio Manual (English) (879 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix studio Manual English
SP-808 Service Notes (932 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Service Notes English
Roland SP-808 eMix Manuale d'Uso Italiano (282 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix Manuale d’Uso Italiano
Roland SP-808 eMix Manual Castellano (276 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix Manual Castellano
Roland SP-808 eMix Mode d'Emploi (255 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix Mode d’Emploi
Roland SP-808 Turbo Start English (277 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Turbo Start English
Roland SP-808 Sample CDs List (293 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Sample CDs List

SP-808 Sample CDs as WAV

SP-808 Creative Essentials_1 - Rhythm Guitar FX (76 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_2 - Percussion Grooves (83 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_4 - Dance Vocals (60 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_6 - Trance Formation (76 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_8 - Sounds of India (65 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_12 - Hip Hop & Swing.zip (79 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_14 - Live Bass Grooves (65 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_15 - World Class Breaks (53 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_16 - Drum and Percussion Tools (70 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_17 - Bass Separates (70 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_18 - Rock and Pop Vocals (59 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_22 - Reggae Connection (45 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_24 - Funk Construction (86 downloads)
SP-808 Creative Essentials_26 - Vintage Keyboards (83 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