Users' questions

What did the e-mu SP-1200 replace?

What did the e-mu SP-1200 replace?

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. E-mu SP-1200 is a sampler that was released in August 1987 by E-mu Systems. Like the product it was meant to replace, the SP-12, the SP-1200’s intended use was as a drum machine and sequencer for dance music producers.

How much is a SP-1200?

As you might expect, the price of all this is high: $7,500, to be precise. This is only for SP-1200 diehards with deep pockets, then – if that sounds like you, hit the Rossum Electro-Music website now and you can apply to get on the waiting list.

Who made the SP-1200?

E-MU Systems
Conceived by American sound equipment company E-MU Systems, these “samplers” were essential to the development of Hip Hop production, especially the SP-1200: its four memory banks enabled users to combine multiple sample loops.

Who uses to SP-1200?

With the SP-1200 it’s easy and fun to grab those sliders and tune or tweak your sampled drum sounds all around! It is used by Roni Size, Todd Terry, Freddy Fresh, Daft Punk, Phil Collins, and The Prodigy.

Who is the owner of the E-mu SP-1200?

To mark this milestone, Dave Rossum (the co-founder of E-mu Systems) and the team at Rossum Electro-Music are creating an extremely limited number of “renovated” SP-1200s. Beginning with an original SP-1200, Dave and the team strip it down and rebuild it into a “better-than-new” example of the classic sampling percussion system.

Where can I buy a 35th anniversary SP-1200?

35th Anniversary SP-1200s are available directly from Rossum Electro-Music for US$7500.00. Because the number of 35th Anniversary SP-1200s built will be limited by the availability of original SP-1200s, that number is likely to be extremely small.

Is the SP-1200 a better than new percussion system?

Beginning with an original SP-1200, Dave and the team strip it down and rebuild it into a “better-than-new” example of the classic sampling percussion system. It is then tested and calibrated to guarantee that it

What’s the sampling rate on an E-mu System SP-1200?

The 26.04 kHz sampling rate and 12-bit resolution seem paltry by today’s standards, but they give the SP-1200 its signature grit and “old vinyl” feel, the signature of this unit that elevated it to legendary status in ’80s and ’90s rap.