@ 31 January 2017, Comments Off
“Submitted for your approval is the E-mu systems SP-12 Sampling Percussion unit. If you know me, you know I love these. I found this one bummy and busted. I took it to Forat and after many repairs. He:
Repaired boot problem.
Replaced broken output 4 jack.
Replaced incorrect fuse with a proper one.
Completely refurbished all pads and replaced broken or missing parts.
Completely refurbished all Function buttons.
Sliders are jumpy and very sticky, installed 8 brand new sliders.
A/D converter offset is totally wrong, ran diagnostics and calibrated offsets.
Cleaned master volume, click and sample input pots.
This unit is a sparkling 30 year guaranteed worker. Cosmetically it has some issues. There is a black case instead of the normal grey, it looks like someone bought an sp1200 and then modded the sp12 panels over it. The screen has a cover on it, which is not the same as I being on other units. This unit works great though, sliders and buttons are immaculate, this is the turbo model with os 2.4 (See demo). It has 5 seconds sample time. The screen is brighter than ones I’ve had in the past, but I don’t think it was replaced. This unit is a trooper, it looks like it was serviced at rogue music years ago and for being older than me it’s still working just as well. Like always I get something I really want to keep and use in my studio and then rent comes due and I’m short so…”
@ 03 January 2017, Comments Off
” This is the cleanest SP12 Turbo I’ve ever encountered.
Immaculate condition, fully functional and serviced.
Turbo option installed.
(See photo – The display is bright and clear, but capturing a photo of it was very difficult)
All buttons and pads recently serviced,
New face plate
All new sliders
All knobs and slider caps are present.
- Sound library on 5 1/4 floppy, approximately 50 disks, with backups for most
- Disk case for library
- Approximately 500 brand new, never used blank 5 1/4 inch disks
- 1 Commodore 1541 MK2 disk drive plus power supply and manual.
- Approximately 50 disk sleeves.” Link
@ 27 December 2016, Comments Off
“Pro studio kept,this is that classic 12 bit grit. The feel on these machines is incredible
Works perfectly, has typical blemishes from its 30 years of service and is missing one of the sliders which can be found here on ebay
Will include floppy drive and 2 boxes of discs ”
@ 22 November 2016, Comments Off
“New OLED LCD, New Battery. Display Contrast MOD was installed for variable brightness level of the LCD. Unit was professionally cleaned and calibrated as well.
Only minor aesthetic point that needs to be addressed is that the last slider on the crash is slightly different from every other slider.
The price is reflective of the cost of the unit, the hardware upgrades and technician service fees. ” Link
@ 15 November 2016, Comments Off
“For sale is a used E-Mu Systems SP-12 Turbo Sampleing Drum Machine. This unit is in good condition, with average play wear. A power cable is included.” Link
@ 15 November 2016, Comments Off
“Emu SP12 Turbo sampling drum computer, in excellent condition, includes foam carrying case.” Link
@ 08 November 2016, Comments Off
Conditon: Used Good !!
This works normally.
Original box, instructions are not included.” Link
@ 27 September 2016, Comments Off
“Selling a classic EMU SP-12 Turbo
If your looking at this chances are you know the history. The SP 12 and 1200 shaped the sound of early hiphop and house and it’s sounds are still sought after and relevant in the modern age.
This unit is in very good condition given it’s age with only minor wear. Most noticeable is the small chip in paint on the front right corner (pictured above), but is otherwise fully functional and has recently been serviced and had the power supply recapped.
Includes the power cable” Link
@ 13 September 2016, Comments Off
“For sale is an Emu Sp12 Turbo edition with 5 seconds sampling time. This SP12 is in super nice condition overall. It does have a few wear so be sure to check out the detailed pictures below to make sure you like it. The backlight is out but this is quite normal for an SP12 of this age, you can still read the screen fine in a well lit room. I just serviced all the buttons/pads so they are triggering smoothly. Everything is 100% fully functional. This also has upgraded modded filter by-pass outputs so that you can access both filtered outputs and non-filtered outputs. The SP12 sounds awesome! It’s the best way to get the SP1200 same 12-bit sound quality at half the price, with 5 second sampling time and cool 80s style built in drums sounds. Includes original manual and power cable. Don’t miss out!” Link
@ 06 September 2016, Comments Off
“I’m conflicted on selling this to be honest, but after much thought I’ve decided it’s time.
Custom screen, recapped, calibrated, every single button disassembled and cleaned (Every button works in one button press! SP heads know how rare that is to find!), every drum pad works perfect and was serviced.
I’m asking all the money for this one because it’s real clean and completely serviced.
Sounds amazing. Oh, and all faders work without jumping! No noise on outputs, volume knob, etc. No BS!” Link
@ 16 August 2016, Comments Off
“This is one of the most legendary tools for HipHops sound back in the early days. The way samples sound when put through this machine is the BEST, especially when you tune it down, the crunch sounds great. Ive had this for a few years myself and I am only looking to sell it because I need the extra money to move out into a new place, and I dont have enough room for all my equiptment. Tuff times. There is a chip in the front right (see pictures) and also a bit o the same to the front left, but just cracks. The 3rd button on the left for the sampled sounds is a little jammed but still works for if you sequence your beats, a little harder to work with live. I havnt used this in about 6 months but I belive its the 2nd slider that is a little out of tune just from how old the machine is, but it still works you justhave to play with it. Other than those two minor issues this is in perfect working condition, and the MOST FUN sampler to record and sequence with for my beats. Ive made around 100 beats with this and hope to one day buy another one. Congrats to whoever gets this, you will have so much fun!” Link
@ 09 August 2016, Comments Off
” Emu Sp12 Turbo for sale. Its fully functional, all knobs, buttons and sliders work. Its in decent cosmetic condition, with some wear on the outer casing. Power cord is included.
Two of the four small standing pegs that fit the bottom of the sp12 are missing.
Will be packaged very securely for shipping.” Link
“Serviced by Bruce Forat and fully functional. New battery and DAC trim. Exceptionally clean for it’s age. Drive is untested, and not part of the auction, but rather included as a free bonus in as-is condition.” Link
@ 26 April 2016, Comments Off
“Finally getting around to selling my EMU SP12 Turbo, which has been babied and seen very limited use since purchasing it in 1994. I figured now is the time for someone else to enjoy!
This is truly the machine that defined the sound of Hip-Hop and many a classic House tune, while paving the way for the SP-1200.
TURBO EDITION WITH 5 SECOND SAMPLING TIME (OS 2.4)
CLASSIC 12 BIT SOUND
COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL MANUAL” Link
@ 19 April 2016, Comments Off
“First off, if money’s an issue, message me! Great machine right here, everything works and sounds great. Inside battery died, but it works without one and I’m including a few spares, about 20 years worth, so you can swap those out if you want to.My last one apparently had some fuzz in the outs but I checked this one and it ran fine. I was about to put a video on here anyways with cool samples and everything, but its been awhile since I’ve made any beats so yeah that didn’t really happen, so if you want a functionality test just let me know and I’ll get that to you . The drums on this are crazy, really worth using this system for, very different from other hardware out there if you don’t already know. Really gives those crispy realistic drums, and smooth old sampling for your samples.The 5 seconds isn’t really that bad, it puts you in a situation where you can do some interesting things that you really wouldn’t have been able to do without it.This is the turbo and honestly you can make a lot of good stuff on here with some practice. ” Link
@ 15 March 2016, Comments Off
“For sale is this original E-mu SP-12 drum machine/sampler/sequencer. This unit has been completely serviced and calibrated, it works perfectly and is studio-ready! I am offering very reasonable Worldwide shipping if purchased with Buy it Now! Used by a “who’s who” list of producers, artists, DJs, etc., there is NO substitute for the original SP-12. It has some slight patina, but is guaranteed to work perfectly!” Link
“EMU SP 12 & AKAI S 950, CLASSIC DRUM-MACHINE & SAMPLER BOTH IN GOOD VISUAL CONDITION. BOTH POWER UP NO OVER HEATING OR BURNT OUT LIGHTS. THEY HAVE BEEN STORED FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS. EMU SP 12 LOOKS GOOD BUT DOES NEED A TUNE UP, EVERYTHING WORKED PROPERLY BEFORE STORING BUT NOW IT APPEARS SOME OF THE BUTTONS ARE NOW GIVING ME DISTORTION WHEN I HIT THEM, ALL OUTS APPEAR TO GIVE ME SOME SOUND, ALL BUTTONS FUNCTION WHEN TAPPED, SOME NEED TO BE HIT MORE THAN ONCE, SAMPLE IN IS DOES WORK GOOD. AKAI S 900 NEEDS A NEW BACKLIGHT BUT IS STILL VISUAL , ALL BUTTONS FUNCTION WHEN HIT, OUTS SOUND GOOD. THESE ARE BEING SOLD TOGETHER AS IS, COMES WITH EXTERNAL DRIVE FOR SP12 AS WELL AS CABLE. THIS IS A GOOD DEAL FOR THE RIGHT PERSON, SHOULD BE A EASY FIX.” Link
@ 16 February 2016, Comments Off
“Classic beat machine and sequencer. In good shape, in need of a little TLC. There are a few buttons that need replacing as well as a new fuse at some point. Selling as is.” Link
@ 22 December 2015, Comments Off
“Original owner (recording studio)
He owned this since it was new. It is in excellent working and physical condition.
I just had the battery replaced in the unit.
I have a 14 disc (5 1/4 floppy) library of sounds with back-up copies that I made and a box of unused floppy discs.
I do not have the Commodore 1541 floppy drive that is used with the SP-12 but I searched online and they are available.” Link
@ 01 December 2015, Comments Off
” CLASSIC EMU SP-12 TURBO WITH 5 SECONDS OF SAMPLING TIME IN GREAT CONDITION. ONE SCRATCH ON FACE, A BIT OF WEAR AND A CAP MISSING FROM ONE OF THE VOLUME DIALS (ALL PICTURED). COMES WITH COMMODORE DISC DRIVE (CABLES INCLUDED) AND A LIBRARY OF DISCS. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER AND UNIT HAS NEVER NEEDED REPAIR. ONLY MINOR FLAW IS THAT ONE VELOCITY SENSITIVE PAD WORKS FINE BUT IS A LITTLE SLOW IN RESPONSE ON REALLY FAST NOTES. OTHERWISE I JUST TESTED ALL FUNCTIONS AND THEY SEEM ALL THERE… INCLUDES ORIGINAL MANUAL. SHIPS IN 2 BOXES. ” Link
@ 24 November 2015, Comments Off
EMU SP12 Turbo (expanded memory). OS 2.6.
(New pictures added: 11.12.15) All pictures listed are of the actual unit for sale.
The machine is very clean cosmetically. It does have an issue though. When playing back sounds, rather sampled or the preset ones in memory, the sound is distorted. It’s my understanding that this is a fairly simple fix (likely the byproduct of a bad cap or IC).
Beyond that, it functions perfectly. It’s worth noting the backlight is very dim (see picture). I’d imagine you could fix the distortion on playback issue and get a new backlight for less than $200 total. Item includes power cord.
The internal battery appears to be working at this time. I assume it’s the original battery so how much longer it will work for is anyone’s guess.
Item as sold “as-is” with no expressed guarantees beyond what is stated in the ad. ” Link
“This is where it all began! Up for auction is the legendary EMU Sp12 in good working condition with minor scuffs and scratches. The presets need to be reset but other than that checks out great. Sold as. ” Link
“Ive been using this sp but its not in 100% working condition. I can send video of it in operation if you desire…
This sp powers on but needs a new battery. After erasing existing memory after booting up the stock sounds play and sequencer works. There is some noise on the user banks and odd digital noise that comes through the outputs. If you look around online there are instructions on how to adjust the internal trim pots and THIS COMES WITH THE DEBUG EPROM.
Great project for someone to get it back to 100% I’ve been using it for years as a backing track for my rhodes.
Amazing sampler/sequencer. ” Link
“Great cosmetic condition. Powers on perfectly, all menus work and sounds load fine. Screen is dim but very readable. There is a problem with the output- not getting any sound. SOLD AS IS!” Link
“Emu Sp-12 Turbo Sampler analog filter.
Owner´s manual copy included!
All sliders, buttons, knobs, outputs and drive work perfectly” Link
@ 28 April 2015, Comments Off
“works great. ive made some dope recordings on this machine.
Also would trade for emulator iii” Link
@ 07 April 2015, Comments Off
“works great. ive made some dope recordings on this machine” Link
@ 31 March 2015, Comments Off
Includes; (1) E-MU Systems, Inc SP-12, (1) Power Cord, (1) SP-12 Owner’s Manual.
The SP-12 is running V2.6, this unit is rated in excellent condition.” Link
@ 17 March 2015, Comments Off
” EMU SP12 Turbo Edition, near mind condition, works perfectly in all aspects ” Link
@ 03 March 2015, Comments Off
“EMU SP12 Turbo Edition, near mind condition, works perfectly in all aspects” Link
@ 10 February 2015, Comments Off
” this is the original one can be turned into the turbo but that destroy the beauty and originality this first gem model.” Link
@ 27 January 2015, Comments Off
“its in ok condition paint rubs nicks but works and sounds great.” Link
@ 16 December 2014, Comments Off
“E-mu sp-12 turbo in very good condition. Everything works perfectly!” Link
@ 04 November 2014, Comments Off
This is a great Drum Machine Sampling unit with tons of features. It has been in my possession for over 25 years. It was used almost entirely in my home for recording, only used for a couple gigs, and was used in professional recording studios for my own recordings.
This is the Turbo version 2.6 and I’m also including the Commodore 1541 disc drive with all my discs of sounds (5.25 discs). I also am including the Drum File software for the SP-12 and Apple Macintosh computer, so if you have access to an old Mac you can use it create and edit all of your sound libraries, sound files & sequences, and take advantage of the faster midi data transfers. I’m also including the 3.5 floppy discs (13 discs) for Drum File which pretty much mirror the 5.25 floppy discs for the 1541.
Just to list a few of the discs, they include sounds from:” Link
@ 26 August 2014, Comments Off
“SP12 turbo sampling drum machine.
New blue push buttons. New back light. New battery. Refurbished drum pad buttons.
Unlike the SP1200, the SP12 keeps it’s samples when you turn it off.
Works like it was brand new.
It has a glorious 5 seconds of sampling time.. Never in your life did you read 0.2 seconds sampling time remaining and think “awesome! I could record in a snare with that”
I love this machine, and am only selling because I have a 1200 and need the money to fund another purchase.
What ever simple little sound you sample into it comes out sounding like a true monster. It sounds huge!” Link