SP-1200: The genesis of modern Hip Hop production

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Two historically significant drum machines released during the mid 1980’s were the E-MU SP-12 and E-MU SP-1200 in 1985 and 1987 respectively.

Conceived by American sound equipment company E-MU Systems, these “samplers” were essential to the development of Hip Hop production, especially the SP-1200: its four memory banks enabled users to combine multiple sample loops. This gave…

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