Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:45 am
Keep in mind that there are different revisions of the SP1200 too. I believe the 1998 reissue didn't use the SSM filter IC that was used in the 1980's revisions which is said to affect the sound. If the individual outs are working and the mix out isn't, then it could be something as simple as a cracked solder joint which is something one can easily reflow. The problem is that if it is something else, paying to ship that machine across the country to get serviced can inflate the cost significantly. I will say, since you're in this game, you should already have a mixer to be able to handle tasks like this though man. Have a look at getting a Mackie 1604 or even a 1402 to handle the 8 outs and possibly your emax if you were to use them together.
These eBay prices are for those weirdo dudes in Europe and Japan that like being marks at the end of the day. I believe half of the ones that sell are shill bids. What they do is, they post it for whatever they want, use a second eBay account to buy it now or bid on it. Once the auction is completed, the second eBay account can request a cancellation to which the primary one can accept so no fees are incurred. Now when people do a search for sold or completed listings, it still shows the sale was successful which gives some false credence to what sh*t "should" go for.
If you think the SP1200 workflow will do you right, have you considered looking for an SP12 instead? You could find a base one, spend about $35 to do the Turbo upgrade to give yourself some more sample time (I could send you the upgrade myself), only difference is that the SP12 Turbo has a couple seconds less sample time and the sample rate is slightly different - not enough to notice or let alone complain about.
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