The SP-1200


In the Analog Out of Issue 41, we took a look at the legacy of digital sampling machines, specifically the SP-1200/SP-12 from E-mu Systems. From amateurs to pros, beatmakers still hold this box as the gold standard for sampling, even twenty-three years after its first release and its notoriously low fidelity and short memory. Check out a few videos of users, some noteworthy and unknown, showing off their skills on the SP-1200.

Showing off looping tricks on the SP-1200.
From the “Soul Survivor” documentary, Pete Rock making a beat with his SP-1200.

Skibeatz breaks down how he made Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents.”

A few amateurs re-imagining the classic “Amen” break.

Pick up Issue 41 here.


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