Yesterday the internet was buzzing with speculation over a render of a PCB that called itself the SP-2400. We made some not outrageous assumptions that it was probably Behringer and was something to do with the Emu SP-1200 sampler. Turns out that it’s probably someone else and it’s not a clone. I say “probably” because who really knows anything at this point.
SP-2400 take 2
The new rendered images and information is all coming from sound designer, producer and YouTuber Ken “Fluxwithit.com” Pierce. He doesn’t claim that it’s his product, just that he’s seen it, heard it and is prepared to share just enough information about it to make us crazy.
First of all, he says it’s not Behringer. He also discounts Akai but would neither confirm or deny it when asked about Rossum Electro-Music. It’s also not a clone but more of an evolution of the Emu SP-1200 concept. I mentioned yesterday how the “1200” referred to the bit depth and Ken confirmed that the SP-2400 will be 24-bit but it will also do 12-bit in order to keep that legendary character. It will also handle variable sample rates. The filters will be analogue and it will be built from aluminium and high-quality parts. You can feel the disappointment creep in as we see the hopes of Behringer level pricing evaporate.
The workflow with the pads, sliders and knobs should be every bit as accessible as the SP-1200 but with all the modern convenience of USB, SD card slots and an LCD screen.
So is Ken for real or is this a very cynical attempt to jump onto some self-promotion for a new sample pack? See for yourself in the video below. Not sure why it needs to be quite so secretive – but I guess this is the way of viral marketing. Perhaps someone with super-spy technology skills can analyse the video and see what it is he’s reading from the reflection in his glasses.
- Fluxwithit.com webpage.