Speculation is rife that E-MU co-founder Dave Rossum could be about to launch a new version of the classic SP-1200 sampler.
Introduced in 1987, the SP-1200 is famed for its gritty sound, and became a firm favourite among hip-hop producers in particular. Rossum has previously sold refurbished versions of the original, but a post on social media has fans wondering if now could be the moment that the SP-1200 gets a proper re-release, or an ‘official’ successor.
The post (opens in new tab) features the words “Serious Repercussions,” followed by a row of emojis that seems to represent eight faders (the same number as you’ll find on the original SP-1200). We’re told to expect more details on Wednesday 3 November, when pre-orders for whatever the product is will begin.
To add further fuel to the fire, an image of what appears to be a Rossum-branded SP-1200 has appeared on Matrixsynth (opens in new tab).
Isla Instruments has previously taken inspiration from the SP-1200 for its SP 2400 sampler, but a Dave Rossum-produced version would be sure to attract an even greater level of interest.
We’ll find out if it’s happening - and, if not, what is happening - in a couple of days.