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The EMU-style SP 2400 drum sampler is coming on nicely, and can be pre-ordered right now

E-MU’s SP-1200 was, by any reckoning, a gamechanging drum sampler, so hopes are high for Isla Instruments’ SP 2400, its “spiritual successor”.

Previewed earlier this year, this is now available for pre-order for $949, though you won’t actually get your machine until December 2019 or January 2020.

If that sounds a long way off, you can at least get some kind of SP fix right now, as Isla has just dropped another preview video that shows a little more of what the 2400 is all about. The machine offers both both lo-fi 12-bit/26kHz and ‘HD’ 24-bit/48kHz modes, so you can go for old-school authenticity or pristine performance, depending on your preference.

There’s plenty of I/O, too, and the SP 2400 comes in what’s described as a “rock-solid” metal enclosure.

Find out more on the Isla Instruments website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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