MATRIXSYNTH: Peavey DPM SP Sample Playback Synthesizer

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Peavey DPM SP Sample Playback Synthesizer

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Two listings.

via this auction

"1990's Peavey DPM SP Sample Playback Synthesizer with User Manual, Version 2 Addendum booklet, Demonstration Disks, and AC Power Cord. This unit reports that it has the v2.10 ROM set and 8MB of sample ram installed, as shown in the photos. This is a rack-mount model. Made in the U.S.A. by Peavey Electronics Corporation, Meridian, MS 39301. Serial Number 00-05286755."

"Vintage Set of 10 Peavey Sample Library Disks for use with the DPM SP Sample Playback Synthesizer Made by Peavey Electronics Corporation and all disks are dated 1992.

The 10 disks were tested before listing for disk load to a Peavey DPM SP before listing and 7 of the 10 disks successfully loaded. The other 3 disks had disk read errors according to the display on the SP. All the disks show various levels of casing and label wear as well as label discoloration consistent with age and use. There is no original box or packaging included.

The 7 disks that successfully loaded into a DPM SP are:
Prosyynths 1
FX Drums
Drum Kits 1 (Disk 1 of 2)
Drum Kits 1 (Disk 2 of 2)
Jupiter Basses
Orch. Percussion
String Section
The 3 disks that would not load due to disk read errors are:
Heavy Metal GTR.
Female Chorus
These disks were in a lot of music studio equipment I recently acquired and had been in storage and unused for over 20 years. Offered and sold as-is and as shown, since these disks are magnetic media that are now over 20 years old."


  1. I have 2 of these sample/players. Used them like crazy for backing vocals in the mix 90s.. had/ still have lots of custom disks that I made for clients. Plus a bunch of stock disks that came with. The fantastic way to work with these units was via the SP editor.. I rand it on an old mac, OS 9 as I last recall.... Do not know if they wrote code for OS X?? If they did, I'd be up to revive one of these guys and dig around in the floppy disk bins for archololgy reasons.....

  2. By the way... the very best way to communicate with the SP was via S-MIDI.... standard MIDI was so very slow. But the S-MIDI via the editor was amazing. I would fill the ram up to the max... And stopped using the Floppies and saved to HD,,,,, Just so you know in case you go for one of these.


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