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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
Review | Music Technology, Nov 1992
Personal Music Studio
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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.
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.
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...
Review | Micro Music, Dec 1989
Paul Wiffen tinkers with the synth/workstation that has made the competition sit up and listen
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, May 1988
PA Decoder's D50 ROM cartridge joins a selection of readers' own sounds in this month's Patchwork. If you're short of a sound, or simply short of inspiration, read on.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Oct 1988
Optical Media International Universe of Sounds Vol 3 for Emax, DPX1 and Emulator II joins our regular selection of readers' own synthesiser patches in MT's regular Patchwork column.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Sep 1987
A review of ESQ1 cartridges from Executive Audio joins readers' patches for it and the Roland D50 and Yamaha TX81Z - all in this month's Patchwork.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Mar 1988
Patches for the Yamaha DX21, Roland MKS80, Casio CZ101 and Ensoniq ESQ1 make up this month's selection of readers' sounds for you to try for yourself.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Jun 1987
The Roland Alpha Juno, Korg Poly 800 MkII and Yamaha CX5M are among the machines featured in this month's selection of readers' synth sounds, and there's a review of new voicing tapes for the Ensoniq ESQ1.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Jun 1989
A review of the Desert Island sample library for the Ensoniq EPS joins a selection of readers own patches for the Korg M1, Ensoniq SQ80 and Yamaha TX81Z in this month's Patchwork.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Aug 1988
MTs Programmers' Forum. Readers share their own patches for the ever-popular Ensoniq ESQ1 and Casio CZ1000.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, May 1989
A review of the Desert Island sample collection for the Mirage joins readers' own patches for the Roland D110, Ensoniq ESQ1 and Casio CZ5000 in this month's action-packed edition of Patchwork.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Mar 1987
Another collection of readers' synth patches. If you've got a sound you're particularly proud of, why not begin your career as a programmer in MT? More on page 82.