Emu, SP-12 @ 04 December 2018, “No Comments”

“Vintage EMU-SP 12 Turbo. Works and sounds great” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 20 November 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 13 November 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 09 October 2018, Comments Off on 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.”
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Emu, SP-12 @ 02 October 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 18 September 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 11 September 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 04 September 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 07 August 2018, Comments Off on 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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 31 July 2018, Comments Off on 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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 12 June 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 22 May 2018, Comments Off on Emu SP12 Turbo

“Emu sp12 turbo with new blue screen. Will also include a brand new battery that will not be installed. Everything works all buttons and pads.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 15 May 2018, Comments Off on Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Used Emu sp12 Turbo with rare feature of toggle switches to turn filter on or off. Works perfectly fine.”
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Emu, SP-12 @ 01 May 2018, Comments Off on 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. ”
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Emu, SP-12 @ 24 April 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 10 April 2018, Comments Off on 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 visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 13 February 2018, Comments Off on Emu SP-12

“This is a classic, vintage SP-12 made by E-mu Systems, Inc.

Please review all photos. This is preowned but in great working condition.

Includes power cord.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 06 February 2018, Comments Off on Emu SP-12 Turbo

“E-mu sp-12 with the turbo version 2.7 software 7/7/86 edition. Comes with owners manual. Everything is in working condition missing one slider knob still works just a plastic caps is missing.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 02 January 2018, Comments Off on E-mu SP12 Turbo

“In great condition works perfectly well taken care of from a smoke free studio. Some cosmetic wear seen in pictures.”
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Emu, SP-12 @ 12 December 2017, Comments Off on Emu SP12

“Used sp12 turbo sampler. Rare limited version with toggle switches above output channels. Some cosmetic wear. The sampler works flawlessly.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 12 December 2017, Comments Off on Emu SP 12 Turbo

“In great condition works perfectly well taken care of from a smoke free studio. Some cosmetic wear seen in pictures.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 03 October 2017, Comments Off on Emu SP-12

“A rare find, this E-Mu Systems SP-12 Sampling Percussion machine powers on and is in fair to good cosmetic condition. The unit has a few scratches on the interface and rear panel (please see pictures). Comes with Commodore 8-inch floppy disk drive (not tested), power cords, and cables.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 12 September 2017, Comments Off on Emu SP-12

“A rare find, this E-mu Systems SP-12 Sampling Percussion machine is in excellent electronic condition and good cosmetic condition. The unit has a few scratches on the interface and rear panel (please see pictures), and several of the level knobs are slightly bent. The knobs could likely be bent back in a few seconds by hand, but I don’t do that sort of thing. Aside from this, it’s in very good condition. The unit been sound tested. Comes with 8-inch floppy disk reader (disk reader has not been tested), power cords and disk reader cables. A true classic. ”
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Emu, SP-12 @ 29 August 2017, Comments Off on Emu SP-12

“This SP-12 Emu Systems Drum Machine is in excellent electronic condition and good cosmetic condition. The unit has a few scratches on the interface and rear panel (see pictures), but is in otherwise good condition. It comes with a floppy drive reader and cables.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 11 April 2017, Comments Off on Emu SP12 Turbo Project Machine

sp12 “This SP-12 is sold AS IS. IT IS NOT WORKING.

I got this from a friend a while back, it has never worked.

It makes some strange noises, but some of the LCD info appears to show up.

Somebody with the appropriate technical knowledge would have a chance at restoring it. I have no experience with these at all and have no idea how it works.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 31 January 2017, Comments Off on Emu SP-12 Turbo

use ems “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.
Replaced battery.
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.
Tightened transformer.
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…”
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Emu, SP-12 @ 03 January 2017, Comments Off on Emu SP-12 Turbo

sp12 ” This is the cleanest SP12 Turbo I’ve ever encountered.

Immaculate condition, fully functional and serviced.
Turbo option installed.
New backlight,
(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.

Includes :
– 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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 27 December 2016, Comments Off on Emu SP12 Turbo

emsp “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 ”
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Emu, SP-12 @ 22 November 2016, Comments Off on Emu SP-12 Turbo

sp12 “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. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 15 November 2016, Comments Off on Emu SP-12

12 “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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 15 November 2016, Comments Off on Emu SP12 Turbo

sp12trueor “Emu SP12 Turbo sampling drum computer, in excellent condition, includes foam carrying case.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 08 November 2016, Comments Off on Emu SP-12 Turbo

sp-12 “Brand: E-MU
Conditon: Used Good !!
This works normally.

※Caution
Original box, instructions are not included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 27 September 2016, Comments Off on Emu SP-12 Turbo

emu-sp-12 “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” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 13 September 2016, Comments Off on Emu SP-12 Turbo

sp-12 “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!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, SP-12 @ 06 September 2016, Comments Off on E-mu SP-12 Turbo

sp12turbo “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!” Click here to visit listing on eBay