Emu SP-12 Turbo

“120v-230v voltage switchable . Nice working condition,works fine, very clean condition some minor scratches ,see pics you get what you see ,all pads /switches /sliders works fine,comes with power cable only 120v no external disk drive , 100-230v ,,ready to play. Just cleaned and refurbished by ARMENS REPAIR SHOP .This model is SP12 and doesnot have a disk drive ,samples are stored in build in internal memory ”
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Emu SP 1200

“Up for sale is a refurbished SP1200. The unit is functional, the display has been upgraded to a VFD display (looks amazing from all angles), the floppy drive has been modernized to a floppy emulator (easily back up your projects via USB thumb drive) that holds up to 1000 virtual disks. I will include the original floppy drive in the sale as many users have older sessions saved to floppy discs. Knobs and Potentiometers have been replaced with new parts, no crackles or pops when turning knobs. Please refer to photos for physical condition. Please only serious buyers, this is a special unit ready for someone who is looking for an optimal SP1200 experience.

Items included in sale:
• SP 1200 Sampler
• Power cord
• Carrying case
• Original floppy drive with start up disc” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Excellent working condition. This particular unit has 6 switches on the back that can turn the filter on channels 1-6 on or off, for audio coming out of the individual channel outs and the mix out. All buttons and pads have been disassembled and cleaned, and all slide potentiometers have been disassembled and cleaned as well. A new screen has been installed. A new faceplate has been installed.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Please note: NY State residents will be charged 8.88% sales tax on checkout.

This E-Mu SP-12 Turbo (5 seconds total sampling time) is in excellent working and physical condition.

This particular unit has 6 switches on the back that can turn the filter on channels 1-6 on or off, for audio coming out of the individual channel outs and the mix out.

I just did the following (I have experience with SP12’s and SP1200’s—I have done the same to several prior to this one.):

-Disassembled and cleaned all button and pad contacts.

-Overhauled (completely disassembled down to individual components, cleaned, lubricated, and reassembled) all 8 slide potentiometers

-Installed a new transflective wide viewing angle FSTN LED screen (brighter than the original backlit display, and does not use an inverter for power so there is less potential noise in the audio). The screen is brighter than appears in the pics, I used a flash for the pics and it’s hard to capture the brightness of a backlit screen with a flash.

-Installed a new faceplate overlay and backplate overlay.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Works great – excellent condition – a rare and still powerful machine with that classic crunch of 12 bit goodness.

I have owned this machine for many years and used it on many recordings and even in live performance. It is precious to me but I have too many beatmaking machines and thought it was time to let this one go.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“For your consideration is a restored and modified SP-12 Turbo in very nice cosmetic shape with very few imperfections (see photos).

Restoration & mod work as follows:

-LCD removed, inverter removed (lowers SP noise floor).

-Installed Noritake Blue VFD display with custom mounting (see powered on photo). Allows viewing angle from any angle up to a few feet away. Superior to LED.

-Custom sky blue rubberized fader caps.

-Volume, Metronome, and Sample knobs replaced with brand new knobs.

-All buttons and fader housings pulled apart and cleaned inside before reassembly. All buttons work with 1 gentle button press now. (*drum pad 5 requires being pressed a bit harder than the others but is fully functional).” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“For your consideration is a restored & modified SP-12 Turbo in excellent condition. It’s probably the sexiest one I or you have ever seen. 🙂 Why am I selling? I need to raise funds for an engagement ring (if you personally know me and are looking at this ad, don’t tell my girl! Haha!) Anyhow, short of that I’d never consider selling.

Here’s the outline of the work I had done to it (all mods/restoration work were performed by Duane Balvage):

•Gorgeous Noritake blue VFD display installed (masterfully wired up & mounted). The viewing angle is such that it can be read clearly from any angle fron several feet away!)

•Internal battery replaced with a new mount that supports a standard 2002/3 style watch battery (brand new battery installed).

•Custom rubberized sky blue faders. They look and feel amazing.

•Sample input mod allows the user to monitor the sample input by using the monitor/main volume knob. Quite useful and does not sound degraded when monitoring.

•3 brand new OEM potentiometer caps

•All output/input jacks cleaned and checked for noise with a scope.

•Inverter removed from signal path which reduces overall noise floor.

•Every slider, drum pad, and function button was pulled apart and cleaned one by one. The result is that every fuction button now responds in one press. No double pressing, hard pressing, jumpy selection, etc. OG SP users will understand that struggle and how rare it is for an SP to respond correctly when pressing function buttons.

*Slider 2 has exhibited very light jumping when doing fine editing, but it’s quite stable. I mention because I’m asking top money and don’t want any surprises for the future owner

*Drum pad 5 requires slightly harder pressing to trigger compared to the others which are very responsive. Again, if’s stable and works, just requires being pressed just right or pressing a little harder.

It is recommended that the future owner replace the original yet very well maintained sliders and drum pads to complete restoration to a like-new feel. It’s damn close as it is and studio ready. I am nitpicking on purpose so as to not disappoint even the ficklest buyers.

The only other thing worth noting is that the nuts that go around the output jacks were removed by the previous owner. I never cared and liked the tighter low profile fit of my cables without them on. I had intended to put some red Neutrik ones on there but I ordered the wrong size (few mm to big) and said F it. I’ll include them though as a reference. I’ll also include a few extra slider caps/pots I have.

I realize I’m asking all the money in the world, and rightlly so, as this is a studio ready SP-12 turbo in fine shape with all the best mods that you almost never see — and never all in one unit. Please consider that when considering my asking price. As you know the price just keeps rising on these. A NIB 1200 sold for 8.5k the orher day for perspective. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“E-Mu SP-12 Turbo in Great! condition. Some very small signs of wear to be expected for the age of this unit. Be sure to check out the pictures to make sure you like it. 100% fully functional, recently serviced all pads & buttons so they are triggering well. Internal battery was just replaced. Includes power cable.The SP12 is a classic drum machine that gets you the feel and tone of the SP1200, with 5 seconds of sampling on the Turbo version. It also has awesome built in sounds so you can get straight to making beats. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo Project Machine

“Description: comes as seen. Powers on and appears to be mostly working. includes power cord

Condition: working good. LEDs and buttons all appear to be working. please see all pictures for physical condition. I am not an expert on this module so please google my videos under slappyvintage SP12 – you will see this machine working. 
 I just turned it on and it was working as seen. there are no sounds that I can get out of this unit but I think they need to be programmed in. when I hit the run button there sometimes there is a is a tapping noise. metronome makes noise. this is an older unit and will most likely need to be cleaned internally and serviced. it will work like in the video, otherwise sold AS-IS.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“This item is in very good condition. It was surviced by Forat. The SP has the upgraded bright lcd screen. All the sliders Knobs and outputs are in excellent condition. There’s a minor chip on the very back of the machine and scratches (see pics). I didnt even notice it until I took pics of the machine. Doesn’t affect the functionality whatsoever. I’m only selling because I recently bought a 1200 and I can’t keep both.”
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Emu SP-12 Turbo 2.6

“This one is in very good cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and with some restoration by well known tech Bruce Forat (Forat Electronics). This one has the Turbo upgrade with the latest/ last OS (v2.6). Local pickup is welcome. California residents to pay state tax. Not sold as-is! Shipping available to most countries.”
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Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Excellent condition. Some minor signs of wear to be expected for the age of this unit, but overall it’s quite nice. Be sure to check out the pictures to make sure you like it.
100% fully functional, recently serviced and checked-out by a pro tech. The only thing worth mentioning is the backlight is faint, screen is still readable but this is completely normal for the age of the unit and replacement screens can easily be found online.
All buttons and pads serviced before sale, everything is working as it should. Includes power cable and a dust cover.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu Emulator II Project Machine

” This listing is for a Classic 1980’s Vintage E-MU Emulator II Sampler/Synthesizer that is currently not working. It has been in storage in a temperature controlled environment and has not been used for a number of years. Not sure what the issue is, but when the power button is turned on, the disk drives spin but nothing else happens. The display does not illuminate and the disk does not load. Since I don’t have the time to troubleshoot the unit, I’m selling the unit as-is and as not working.

All controls are intact on this Emulator ll – the keyboard, sliders, buttons, mod wheels turn,slide,and depress as they should- see photos

Overall it is in good cosmetic condition, there is however some peeling of the Lexan overlay decal near the slider controls- see photos

Power cord is included. Serial #950″ Click here to search for synths on eBay

E-mu SP 1200

“This auction is for a Black Emu SP1200 Sampler Drum Machine and Power Cord. The SP1200 is in good condition and everything is in proper working order. Please see photos. If you need any information on the feature’s and spec’s visit the company website. This sale is final “As Is” with no returns and payment is due at the end of auction. Thank you and good luck bidding!” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 with Turbo 2.5

“This is an EMU SP-12 with factory Turbo. It’s in decent cosmetic shape and shows typical wear associated with vintage gear. Most importantly, though, it is in fantastic working shape. It’s been fitted with a Noritake Itron display and blue filter for easy viewing at any angle. The display looks nice in person, though my camera couldn’t focus when I pointed at it. I am including a wire bound copy of the user manual and power cord. “ Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“This is the one. Turbo. Fully functional. Buttery drum triggers…velocity circuit is functional. Beautiful condition. Been to Forat….fully serviced by EPR Electronics in FL, mid-2000’s. Recent internal battery replacement. SUPER-CLEAN / LOW MILEAGE. Go check out all the garbage out there, then come get the best. You deserve it!” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu Drumulator Project Machine

“This auction features a Model 7000 Emu Drumulator from Santa Cruz, California. The unit has been packed away for years and can’t get to work, but appears to be clean inside and out as shown. Hopefully you are more mechanically inclined than I am. Maybe a fuse, not sure. You are buying as parts and I will ship for free in the USA.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP12

“Mighty SP12 Turbo: everything works. All LEDs, sliders, knobs and buttons. The sliders are in very good shape. I bought it from the original owner. Serviced last week, new battery, NOS slider caps purchased to a reputed seller and will include 5 original slider caps as spares. I have owned and used dozens of drum machines (beggining with a Drumulator in 1985) and to me the SP12 has the best workflow of all.
The OS installed is 1.8 The usual yellowish build up of these machines is present. A custom made sturdy vinyl dust cover is included.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu Drumulator


ORIGINAL FACTORY SOUNDS.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu Emax HD Project Machine

“Here I have for sale is my EMAX HD Digital Sampling Keyboard.

This is a 12 bit sampler which operates via a built in hard disk drive. It takes 3.5 inch diskettes which load further sounds. It followed on from the famous Emulator II.

I have owned this keyboard for many years and, desipte it never having been gigged, the old girl is no longer functioning as she should.

The keyboard boots up as it should but the hard disk appears noisy (which it always has done since purchase) but it won’t load any of my disks.

I’m stuck on grand piano and am struggling to get any other sounds. This might be a quick and easy repair but I do not have the money to have it repaired, nor the expertise to do it myself, so alas it has to go.

It is in great cosmetic condition for its age except for the keys, which have yellowed through age, so if anyone can make it work they will have a great keyboard.

I will include all original diskettes as part of the sale as follows:-

Combined Strings (Gold series), Mystery Synth (Gold series), Electric Base (Gold series), FM Synth No: 1 Synclavier, Prophet 5, PPG Space Church, Roland JX10 & R-8, Roland D50 Digital Native/Heaven/Bell Reverb – DRK/Fantasy Calliope, Korg M1 Universe & Pick Base, Roland U20 Atmosphere & Sacred Tree, Marcato Strings, D.K.Strings, Ethereal Stuff, Multi Track Synth, Atmospheres, Synth Guitar Warm Pad/Spiral Glow, Linn Drum Sounds Archive 1, Electronic Percussion, Roland CR78 & TR-808, Gong/Timpani/Voice, DSP No: 1 Lazerimbas, Karen Finlay, NRG 4, Toys We ‘R’.

I am selling this for parts or repair as these boards are old and you don’t see many of these around so parts are hard to find.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu Drumulator

” E-mu Drumulator was the sample-based drum-machine by E-mu Systems. It was introduced in 1983 at a price of US$995. The Drumulator was E-mu’s attempt at creating a rhythm machine like the Linn LM-1 that was better and cheaper. It was used a lot in early 1980s in synthpop and Italo-disco productions.

From basic testing, everything works. This is a VHTF machine in this condition. No buttons missing and has been stored in smoke free studio. All sales final.”
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