80’s Proto Machines – E-mu SP-12 & Linn 9000 revived


80’s Proto Machines brings together sounds of two classic machines, revived and sampled in 24 bit using HQ preamps and compressors.

E-mu SP-12 also known as the “sampling drum computer” was designed in 1985 and released in 1986. E-mu Systems SP-12 is the classic that paved the way for such greats as the E-mu SP-1200 and AKAI MPC series. Redesigned from E-mu’s original Drumulator drum machine, the SP-12 is a classic drum machine used by Madlib, Large Professor, Chicago, DJ Premiere…



The Linn 9000 is an electronic musical instrument manufactured by Linn Electronics as the successor to the LinnDrum. It was introduced in 1984 at a list price of $5,000 and about 1100 units were produced. Roger Linns machine is featured on hit records of Michael Jackson, George Michael, Nine Inch Nails, Queen, plus a whole lot more and these sounds are more than suitable for contemporary music styles needing retro touch.

Beside loops and single hits we have also provided you with a selection of truly usefull REX2 files, 2 NI Battery kits and Ableton Live set featuring 2 drum racks with both machine sounds, so you can easily start building your loops. We believe that this pack is a real treat for vintage gear heads, and anyone seeking truly authentic 80’s drum sounds!


Contains sounds, loops and instruments from E-mu SP-12 & Linn 9000.
BPM: 100-120
Wav Resolution: 24 Bit / 44.1 kHz


Requirements: For WAV files you need 24 bit WAV compatible software. To use REX2 files you need any REX2 compatible DAW. For NI Battery instruments you will need Battery 4.1.4 or higher. Ableton Live templates can be used with Live 9.7 or higher & with Live Lite and Intro.