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E-mu Systems SP-12

Sampling Drum Machine

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E-mu Systems SP-12
E-mu Systems SP-12
2 500.00 street price

The E-mu Systems SP-12 is a classic drum machine from the late 1980s. It was one of the first drum machines to feature sampling capabilities, allowing users to create their own drum sounds. It was also the first drum machine to feature a built-in sequencer, allowing users to create and store their own patterns. The SP-12 was used by many hip hop and electronic music producers and is still sought after by many producers today.

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Usage area
Bass Synthesizer 
Percussion Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Digital (D) 
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Snare Drum
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Clap/ Hand Clap
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Hi-Hat Open
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Hi-Hat Close
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Bass Synth
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Crash Cymbal
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Ride Cymbal
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Tom
Sampler Format Linear
Maximum Sampling Time (44.1 kHz/ 16bit stereo)1.2 sec.
Sample Memory0.048 Mb
Pattern Sequencer 
Max number of songs100
MIDI in/ out
Audio out
Dedicated output per voice 
All voices mixed in one output 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)10
Audio in
Analog 1/4"1
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Case/ body
Production start1985
Production end1987
Production ended

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