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E-mu SP-12 Drum Machine

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Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description (Brief)
This E-mu P-12 sampling drum computer was first released in 1986 by E-mu Systems. It is a drum sampler machine at twelve bits, allowing the user to sample and augment drum sounds. It has a 5000-note memory enabling the E-mu P-12 to store 100 songs.
E-mu Systems was founded in 1971 as a software synthesizer, audio interface, MIDI interface, and MIDI keyboard manufacturer based in Scotts Valley, California.
maker
E-mu Systems, Inc.
date made
1985-1986
Credit Line
Gift of Tim Simcox
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 19 in x 15 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 48.26 cm x 38.735 cm
Object Name
synthesizer
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Cultures & Communities
Music & Musical Instruments
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Exhibition
Places of Invention
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
ID Number
2006.0164.01
accession number
2006.0164
catalog number
2006.0164.01
serial number
1950
model number
7021
subject
Hip-Hop
place made
United States: California, Santa Cruz