E-mu SP 1200

“Emu SP1200 Sampling Drum Machine Reissue 7030
Just had it serviced almost two months ago by Bruce Forat in July.
Replaced with a Brand new Floppy Drive
Put in all new tact buttons very responsive
Cleaned off gunk on the motherboard
Installed all Brand new faders
Installed a New LCD Blue Screen to read easier
Works like a champ
Long Power Cord Included
Also a Ton of Floppys blank and a lot with sound kits loaded on them

Ive owned the Isla S2400 & the Rossum 1200. They both didn’t sound as good to me as the Original SP 1200. Its probably because both of those other machines are made with different parts internally. They didn’t have the alias signaure sound it was suppose too. Also a little more polished and brighter than I was expecting compared to the original 1200.

The SP 1200 is king of grime for one. Also the supply is low and demand is high.

Overall, the magic of this machine is the “life” that can bring back to most sampled drums

If you sample into an SP at 45 +8 then pitch it down THAT to me is how you get the distinctive sound.
It may be argued that an experienced mix engineer can emulate the sound of the SP through EQ’ing. That doesn’t sit with me since I attribute the distinctive sound of the SP largely down to the converters and the effect of pitching samples down. When you consider this with the fact that it’s far more accessible for your average beat maker to buy an SP rather than employ a mix engineer to attempt to emulate that sound every time you want to make a beat. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

E-mu SP 1200

“SP1200 original version. In good condition with slight wear due to the machines age. All knobs, buttons, outputs are all functional. Everything is saved upon a floppy emulator by flash drive which runs the SP1200 operating system so their is no need for any floppies or start up disks. The flash drive can hold up to 99 tracks.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP1200

“Up for sell is my classic SP1200. Unfortunately it’s time for me to let it go to a new home. This is the mid 90s reissue version. I purchased it in 2016 and had a few upgrades done on it by Bruce Forat in Studio City. The sampler is fully functional and sounds amazing. Especially drums! I will also include a custom made dust cover and plenty of blank and unwrapped floppy discs. Also included are disks with classic sounds.

Forat upgrades include:

LCD Screen

Sample input monitor MOD

For those not familiar with the sample input mod: These old school sp1200 units dis not have a way for you to monitor what was being sampled (recorded) into the unit. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

E-mu SP1200

” Emu Sp-1200 first edition used on records by Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Kc & Jojo, Lil Kim, Ma$e, Will Smith, Boys II Men, The Fugees and Anthony Hamilton etc. Completely refurbished by Bruce at Forat. Works like BRAND NEW. With removable Sly Stone overlay and sturdy flight case. Power Chord.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP1200 Project Machine

” Emu SP1200 Sampling Drum Machine “AS IS” For Parts Or Repair.

This auction could be perfect for some one looking to have a unit customized, and repaired, or some one that is handy with a soldering iron and electronics.

Unit powers on and is capable of running for extended amounts of time
The unit can run a systems diagnostic test which shows the following:
Some drum pads, push buttons, and a few led lamps are not working
The sliders are working and register input, but they are sticky and “the numbers jump”
Sound Memory test is “OK”
Ram test is “OK”

Other defects include:
all casing screws missing
cracked fiberglass front casing
bent metal to the rear panel of unit
the unit has some rusting to raw, untreated, and unpainted galvanized metal surfaces” Click here to visit listing on eBay

E-mu SP 1200

“This unit is in working good working order. It’s a well used unit but functional. Disks load, pads are good, faders need a cleaning, but still good unit. See pics, not sure which unit issue this one is.


– Floppy disc drive is a little loose from wear. Still inputs disks and reads and saves

– The unit needs a good internal cleaning (pots need cleaning)”
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Emu SP 1200

“Emu SP1200 Sampling Drum Machine Grey Vintage 7030
Excellent working condition. Every single button, jack, knob & slider tested and working.
All 30 front panel function buttons disassembled and cleaned!
Black Play, Run & Tap buttons not cleaned but all working like new.
Everything tested except MIDI thru jack.
Pots, sliders, sampling, sound load, etc. all working great.
This unit has had very little use considering it’s age and is in top cosmetic shape.
There are some scuff marks on the grey housing, but only a few and not too bad. See pictures.
The front panel photo shows some “discoloration spots” that stand out much more in the photo than they actually do.
No returns unless unit does not function. Guaranteed to work as designed.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

E-mu SP 1200

“E-MU SP1200 w/HXC Micro SD/New Variable Display/Input Monitoring. Condition is “Used”.

Here it goes…My loss your gain again. On the block is a GREY Sp1200 that was painted black. The paint job was done by an automotive body shop. I’ve attached a few pics showing the places where a slight bit of over-spray occurred. Very slight and it’s hard to tell. Front Panel was modded and the display contrast knob was inserted. The sample input monitoring mod was done so you can hear what you’re sampling also. I’m including a Pelican Flight case also. Everything is working as it should.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

E-mu SP1200

“Emu SP1200 sampler percussion. Condition is “Used”. Ive kept it packaged and stored for over 20 years. this used to be Craig G’s SP1200 – a juice crew member. i never had the time to use, never wanted to part with it either until now. i would rate the performance a 10 and cosmetics 9 of 10. the control panel as u see has a blemish. all other buttons and sliders are in perfect condition as brand new. i do not have the original disks or manuals. i am including disks that do boot the instrument and contains a floppy with a copy of the manual. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

E-mu SP 1200

“There are some scratches (see photos) on housing, but 100% functional.

– All brand new buttons (30pcs)
– All pad buttons (10pcs) are overhauled (break up & clean up contacts)
– All sliders are overhauled (break up & grease up, clean up contacts)
– Replaced all electric capacitor (over 70pcs)
– Replaced almost CMOS chips (over 50pcs) *weak point of SP1200
– Replaced top overlay sheet (by pre-owner)
– Replaced all washers & nuts on back side
– Brand new internal line cable
– HxC floppy emulator installed (2GB SD includes)
– VFD display installed
– Package includes original floppy drive

2GB SD card includes following library:” Click here to search for synths on eBay

E-mu SP1200

“EMU SP1200 Reissue Drum Machine Sampler. Condition is Used.

Nice working condition, Pads work fine, and some minor scratches. Used by the legendary Miami Bass Producer Calvin Mills!!! This machine was used to make hits for The Puppies, Funky Y-2-C and several other Miami Bass HITS!!!!

*Includes* 2 disk with sounds and Power cord.

See pictures of the EMU SP 1200 GREY SAMPLING

DRUM MACHINE. As is due to the age of the item.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

E-Mu SP1200

“This is a EMU SP-1200 drum machine and sampler in excellent and fully functioning condition. I am the original owner and it has always been kept in my studio.

The only issue is that one individual output has damage on the physical socket barrel. It has lost it’s nut ring and a small section is missing. It does function despite this issue.

Included is a large assortment of floppy disks. I’ve included a picture of almost if them.

Also included is the original paper manual. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

E-mu SP1200

“EMU SP1200 Reissue. Excellent condition. Very clean with minor signs of use. This unit has been used and well maintained in my smoke free home studio. All buttons, pads, contacts, sliders, inputs and outputs were professionally cleaned 4 years ago. The unit is in full working order. This auction includes everything seen in the photos: the Drum machine, 30 sealed (new) 2DD disks, two copies of the operation system boot disc V1.2. A spare disc drive for the unit (tested and working) and a copy of the users manual and service manual.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP 1200

“Emu SP1200 Drum sampler Machine SP-1200 Black reissue e mu vintage /7030. Condition is Used.

plus blank formatted floppy disks The SP 1200 is in Excellent condition , comes with original manual and disks. Recently Fully serviced and New Screen installed ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

E-mu SP 1200

“EMU Systems SP1200 1988 original, non modified, preserved and used with care to make Hip Hop and Breakbeat in Miami.

The Sampler is in excellent conditions and shows very little signs of use. See Pictures in detail. It’s almost impossible to find flaws.
This Machine has been used to produce some excellent Hip Hop and Breakbeat records and kept safely in a smoke free dry studio.

Tested and fully working.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Emu SP1200

“Emu SP1200 Final Issue 68 Of 125 Last Ones Made Very Rare. Condition is Used.

This is like finding a needle in a haystack if your looking to own this classic machine and want to own it as a investment also this is the one to get.

You can’t find a final issue one made anywhere on the market.

Only 125 of them were ever made.

This EMU SP 1200 is in phenomenal condition.

Once in lifetime chance to own this rare sampler. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

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

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