Samples From Mars has announced the release of Free SP From Mars, a new collection of gritty drums and dusty synths from the classic 90’s sampler, SP-1200.
The SP-1200 is a warm and gritty 12bit sampler developed in 1987, best known for its huge contributions to golden age hip hop, classic house and french house. At 26.04 kHz sample rate (roughly half of a CD – if you remember those?), the “vinyl like” sound people describe is a combination of digital aliasing and distortion passed through a warm analog filter (The SSM2044 found in many synths, like the Polysix).
The sequencer is as tight as it gets, and doubling the tempo and swinging 16th notes gives you an unbeatable 90s house and hip hop shuffle. There are far too many notable users to list, but some of our favorites are – RZA / Wu Tang, Outkast, De La Soul, Mobb Deep, Moodyman, Daft Punk (who toured with it in the 90s), Alan Braxe, and Fred Falke.
Free SP From Mars contains samples taken from a bigger (and commercial) pack with 400 samples.
- 65 SP-1200 Drum WAV’s and 136 Synth WAV’s
- (1) Ableton 9.5 Session containing 1 drum rack and 4 synth racks
- (5) Kontakt 4 & Logic Synth Instruments, 1 Kontakt & Logic Drum Instrument
- 220 MB Unzipped
- Requirements: Ableton Live 9.5 (Not intro), Kontakt 4+ (not Player), or Logic 9+
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