Many people may ask "Why does the EMU SP1200 still sell for $1500. US dollars? It has only ten seconds of sampling time and the ability to store only 32 sounds. Thats a lot of cash to spend on a beat box. I can get a whole new computer system for that kind of money". Well the answer to that one is pretty simple....."IT'S THE SOUND". For that dirty 12 bit low-fi, hip hop sound made famous by groups like Public Enemy and NWA during the late 80's, you still can't beat it.
When the SP1200 was released back in 1987 we were one of the first sound companies to purchase one and went about making a large sound library for it. After a couple of years of sampling we had over 100 floppy disks to choose from and the library has turned out to become one of our best selling and most well received libraries in our collection. Many of our customers from the Hip Hop and Techno community's have used the sounds on countless numbers of classic recordings throughout the last twenty years. We still own the original machine from 1987 and have also added a "black" version that was part of the re-release in the early 90's. Both machines sound amazing and still get a lot of use in our studio.
Now without having to shell out all that cash for a vintage SP, you can now get the next best thing. We have now sampled our entire sound library into WAV, Reason or Kontakt formats. Much care was taken to preserve the original sound of the SP when sampling the files and assembling the drum kits. The results are as close as you get to the real thing. Results with vary depending on the audio sound card that your using with your computer system.
All WAV file drum kits are well organized for easy key mapping into your hardware or software sampler. There are usually between 24 and 32 samples included in each drum kit. Drum kit's also include guitar, bass, horns, hits and sound effect samples. Reason and Kontakt kits are all set up for you. Just load and play! The Reason Refill also includes all the drum loops as REX files as well as several drum patterns recorded into Reasons sequencer as an additional bonus.
Drum kits or Drum Loops can be purchased as individual downloads for only $5. per kit or loop set. Buy any six and get two FREE so you can get "Eight Kits or Loop Sets for only $30." Just click on the above links to get to our WAV, Reason or Kontakt download pages and check out everything in our database. It's an amazing collection of sounds assembled over twenty five years. You won't see a similar collection anywhere online.
You can also get the complete collection on CD or as a download for only $75. Just click on the above order buttons. Order the download delivery and you will be playing with your new sounds today! What to hear some? Check out the above MP3 demo link and have a listen before you buy.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us via phone or e-mail. Thank's for your support and Happy Sampling!