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Central Control

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1986
Ensoniq ESQ1 Polysynth

The Mirage people announce a synth that uses analogue and digital technology, throws in a multitrack sequencer, and costs just over £1000. Paul Wiffen checks it out.

Desert Island Waves

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
Ensoniq SD1 Music Production Synthesizer

The SD1 is the new flagship of Ensoniq's synthesizer/workstation range. Paul Ireson feels the quality.

Ensoniq ESQ-1

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986

A multitrack sequencer with a built-in synth or a velocity-sensitive 8-voice polysynth with a built-in 8-track step/real-time MIDI sequencer? Tony Hastings tries to make up his mind about this versatile and well-priced instrument.

Ensoniq ESQ1

Review | International Musician, Oct 1986

Ensoniq's new baby gets a warm welcome from Tony Mills.

Ensoniq KS-32 MIDI Studio

Review | Music Technology, May 1993

It's called a studio; it could be called a workstation; but actually it's a serious keyboard. Nicholas Rowland identifies a product with several possible identities and several possible markets. Have Ensoniq weighted in vain?

Ensoniq SQ-80

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988
Cross Wave Synthesizer

The onboard 8-track sequencer and sampled waveforms of the ESQ-1 make it a hard act for any manufacturer to follow. So what further features does Ensoniq's new SQ-80 synthesizer have that could possibly outshine its stablemate? Craig Anderton explores...

Ensoniq SQ1

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1990
Personal Music Studio

The term workstation is officially in demise - to prove it, Ensoniq's SQ1 is dubbed a Personal Music Studio. Simon Trask investigates the best-specified workstation to date.

Ensoniq SQ1

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1990
Personal Music Studio

Ensoniq don't bombard the market with products - they take their time and get it right. Paul Ireson casts an eye over their new SQ1 workstation.

Ensoniq SQ1 Plus

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1992
Personal Music Studio

Value added tracks

Ensoniq SQ1 Plus Workstation

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991

Almost exactly a year since the launch of the ensoniq SQ1, an updated version has arrived. Paul Ireson looks at the 1991 model of Ensoniq's most affordable workstation.

Ensoniq SQ80

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1988
Cross Wave Synthesiser

The successor to Ensoniq's popular ESQ1 expands on the sound and sequencing facilities and adds polyphonic aftertouch to the ESQ's spec. Simon Trask goes in search of the performance synthesiser.

Ensoniq TS10 synthesiser

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1993

Check out that rarest of products - a new synthesiser

Ensoniq VFX

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1989

"A new synth, a new style of synthesis" could be Ensoniq's motto as they unveil their new VFX and its Transwave synthesis. Simon Trask previews the sound of things to come.

Ensoniq VFX

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989

Following on from last month’s praise-filled preview. Paul Ireson takes a longer, harder look at Ensoniq's new VFX synthesizer, and finds that the beauty of this machine is far more than skin-deep. Is this the synth of 1989? Read the review to find out...

Ensoniq VFX

Review | Micro Music, Dec 1989

Paul Wiffen tinkers with the synth/workstation that has made the competition sit up and listen

Ensoniq VFX

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1989
Dynamic Component Synthesiser

Initial impressions of the VFX have been glowing, to say the least, but will Ensoniq's latest synth break the Japanese stranglehold on the marketplace? Simon Trask investigates further.

Ensoniq VFX Synthesizer

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989

Unheralded even by rumours and speculation, Ensoniq's new VFX synthesizer has arrived. Prior to a full review next month, Paul Ireson offers his first impressions of what could turn out to be the most sought after synth of 1989.

Ensoniq VFX-SD

Preview | Music Technology, Dec 1989

One of the most refreshing synths of '89 was Ensoniq's VFX, but how does it fare with a new keyboard, disk drive and a powerful onboard sequencer? David Bradwell looks at Ensoniq's workstation.

Performance Art

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1993
Ensoniq TS10 Performance Composition Synthesizer


Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990
Ensoniq VFX-SDII

Ensoniq's flagship workstation has recently received some very welcome updates — new piano samples, extra stereo outputs, multitrack sequence recording and step-time entry, and more. Paul Ireson satisfies his curiosity!

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Getting the Most from Multi Mode

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Music Technology, Mar 1988
Ensoniq SQ80 & ESQ1 Synthesizers

Frustrated by the limitations of sequencing with MIDI mono mode 4? Simon Trask discusses the benefits of multi mode and investigates its implementation on Ensoniq's SQ80 and ESQ1 synths.

Making More of your Ensoniq ESQ1

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989

Want to add multi-mode filtering, additive synthesis, three extra envelopes, microtonal and fixed frequency tunings, and eight independent effects units to your Ensoniq ESQ1 or SQ80, without invalidating your warranty? Greg Truckell reveals how...


Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Jan 1989

A review of PA Decoder's D50 ROM Vol II joins patches for the Ensoniq ESQ1, Kawai K1 and Korg DW6000 in this months' selection of readers' sounds.


Feature Downloads | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Sep 1989

Readers' patches for Casio's CZ5000 and Ensoniq ESQ1, and a review of Leister Productions' Professional patches for D110 & TX81Z make up this month's Patchwork.


Feature Downloads | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Apr 1988

This month, owners of the Ensoniq ESQ1, Roland Alpha Juno 1, Casio CZ101 and Yamaha DX7 offer their sounds for public consumption and personal distinction. Have you submitted a patch yet?



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