MPC X, MPC Live & MPC One Forum: Support and discussion for the MPC X, MPC Live, & MPC One Akai's current generation of standalone MPCs.
By CharlesRandolph Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:57 pm
This is coming along very well and I like the honest interactions approach. I'm await to hear and read more about the technical capabilities of the instrument. Here are a couple starter questions I have.

Do all the button send MIDI?
Do the faders send MIDI?
How is the timing?
Does the sequencer drift?
What's the PPQ? (Pulses per quarter note.)
How much usable RAM?
What type of effects are included?
How many effects are assignable?
Will the effects run on their own card?
Does it have cascade function for connecting two units?
What's the polyphony?
What's the sample and bit rate?
What file format does it accept?
Can you import older SP12 and SP1200 files?
Does it send audio over USB? If how many channels at once?
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By Fre$hBreath Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:29 pm
CharlesRandolph wrote:This is coming along very well and I like the honest interactions approach. I'm await to hear and read more about the technical capabilities of the instrument. Here are a couple starter questions I have.

Do all the button send MIDI?
Do the faders send MIDI?
How is the timing?
Does the sequencer drift?
What's the PPQ? (Pulses per quarter note.)
How much usable RAM?
What type of effects are included?
How many effects are assignable?
Will the effects run on their own card?
Does it have cascade function for connecting two units?
What's the polyphony?
What's the sample and bit rate?
What file format does it accept?
Can you import older SP12 and SP1200 files?
Does it send audio over USB? If how many channels at once?


https://www.islainstruments.com/product/sp-2400/

$949.00

Starting at $84/mo with Affirm. Prequalify now

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDER item.
IT WILL NOT SHIP until DEC 2019 /JAN 2020.
Bi-weekly progress reports will be given via this website, social media channels, and emails.
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Existing Isla Instruments customers prior to 6/16/2019 will be the first to be shipped.
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• Sturdy 4-piece Steel/Aluminium enclosure.
• Mains Powered 100-250V AC.
• Dual Audio Engine: 12-Bit/26.04khz Lo-Fi Engine (Classic SP Sound) and 24-Bit/48khz Hi-Fi Engine
• Stereo Recording/Playback.
• Channels 1-8 Pannable to Main out L/R Channels 7+8 can be ‘linked’ to support stereo audio content.
• Headphone Output (9-10) w/independant monitoring of channels.
• Dedicated Microphone Pre-Amp.
• Looper Pedal Mode (with full duplex recording/playback).
• Record and overdub live audio during playback.
• USB Host & Device Ports: Connect usb thumb drives, keyboards, midi controllers directly into the SP2400.
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By Lampdog Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Fanu wrote:Pretty badass that you can load/select a sound from SD card it'll sample it automatically thru its filters for some mojo.

Yeah, that will be a highly used feature for many people I'm betting.
By CharlesRandolph Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Fre$hBreath wrote:https://www.islainstruments.com/product/sp-2400/

$949.00

Starting at $84/mo with Affirm. Prequalify now

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDER item.
IT WILL NOT SHIP until DEC 2019 /JAN 2020.
Bi-weekly progress reports will be given via this website, social media channels, and emails.
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THIS!!
Existing Isla Instruments customers prior to 6/16/2019 will be the first to be shipped.
PAYPAL No Longer accepted. Apologies



• Sturdy 4-piece Steel/Aluminium enclosure.
• Mains Powered 100-250V AC.
• Dual Audio Engine: 12-Bit/26.04khz Lo-Fi Engine (Classic SP Sound) and 24-Bit/48khz Hi-Fi Engine
• Stereo Recording/Playback.
• Channels 1-8 Pannable to Main out L/R Channels 7+8 can be ‘linked’ to support stereo audio content.
• Headphone Output (9-10) w/independant monitoring of channels.
• Dedicated Microphone Pre-Amp.
• Looper Pedal Mode (with full duplex recording/playback).
• Record and overdub live audio during playback.
• USB Host & Device Ports: Connect usb thumb drives, keyboards, midi controllers directly into the SP2400.


Only a couple more question to answer. :)


Do all the button send MIDI?
Do the faders send MIDI?
How is the timing?
Does the sequencer drift?
What's the PPQ? (Pulses per quarter note.)
How much usable RAM?
What type of effects are included?
How many effects are assignable?
Will the effects run on their own card?
Does it have cascade function for connecting two units?
What's the polyphony?

What's the sample and bit rate?
• Dual Audio Engine: 12-Bit/26.04khz Lo-Fi Engine (Classic SP Sound) and 24-Bit/48khz Hi-Fi Engine

What file format does it accept?
Can you import older SP12 and SP1200 files?
Does it send audio over USB? If how many channels at once?[/quote]
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By Ill-Green Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:30 am
Definitely needs a jogwheel. Looks tedious trimming by tapping a button.

I always thought the SP-1200 ring was a myth, but hearing the two compared in the video, I can hear that legendary sound. The SP-2400 does not have this ring although both almost sounds identical.
By CharlesRandolph Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Ill-Green wrote:Definitely needs a jogwheel. Looks tedious trimming by tapping a button.


On the SP 1200 you use the fader to trim the sample. The number shows on the screen, however I don't think the software is fully done. So chances are he was trimming by ear.


Ill-Green wrote:I always thought the SP-1200 ring was a myth, but hearing the two compared in the video, I can hear that legendary sound. The SP-2400 does not have this ring although both almost sounds identical.


The Ring is from the Aliasing, when pitching down the sample. The SP 1200 does not have fine tuning. However, for me it's hard to tell, like @LAMPDOG said, due to the Youtube compression. Also in a blind test, no one could tell.

The one thing that bugged me about the original SP 1200, not the 1994 re-issue. Was the heat and the power supply issues. :Sigh: