Isla Instruments S2400 gets Firmware Update


Isla Instruments has released a new firmware update for the Isla Instruments S2400, a sampling workstation and drum machine described as “The spiritual successor to the greatest drum machine the world ever saw.”

The S2400 OS update includes a long list of fixes and new features:

  • Live Looping has had a major overhaul. You can now Live Loop in stereo, have more banks, and set different inputs for each one.
  • For those of you with an old-school E-mu SP-1200, there is great news. The S2400 can now import samples and sequences from SP-1200 floppy drive images.
  • Then there’s the new Round Robin playback feature that adds variation and generative sequencing to your patterns.
  • Miscellaneous weaks and fixes, making this the instrument’s “most stable OS update yet”.

Updating is easy, just download the update copy it to your SD card, and the S2400 will do the rest.

You can find out more about the S2400 at the Isla Instruments website.

Isla Instruments S2400 Sampling Drum Machine Available Again after almost A Year


Isla Instruments let us know that the S2400 Sampling Drum Machine is available again, after almost a year of being out of stock.


“Everyone knows how difficult it is to source microchips and parts these days, so it’s rare for us to have stock, but right now there are still some units left from the last pre-order batch. They are ready to ship,” they note. “It may be the last chance to purchase for some time.”

Isla Instruments calls the S2400 “The spiritual successor to the greatest drum machine the world ever saw.” It builds on the classic design of the E-Mu SP 1200, one of the most iconic sampling drum machines ever created.

The S2400 is available now for $1,799.


Isla Instruments S2400 adds E-Mu SP1200 Floppy Disk Backwards Compatibility (Sneak Preview)



The sound of a legend, Reborn…


Isla Instruments shared this sneak preview of new cross-compatibility features in an upcoming S2400 firmware update.


The video demonstrates extracting sample, sequence and song data from an E-Mu SP1200 disk.


A limited quantity pre-orders are now available for the S2400 at $1,499, regular price will be $1,749.  Price promotion will end 31st August 2022