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by Tiger Jackson
Wed May 29, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths

Thanks for the replies so far, but I'm not in the market to buy any new hardware, so I may just end up using my dx100 and see if I like it. The thing never gets any use so I'm looking for an excuse to use it. Deflemask is great if you want to use PC software and is what I've used to directly port mu...
by Tiger Jackson
Thu May 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first synth - the Roland XP-10
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

So many owned a Casio as their first synth. I think Casio must have made a lot of money in the 80s and 90s. My first keyboard was a casio, it wasn't a synth, just some kind large player keyboard with preset sounds, built on speakers. I didn't really know what I wanted at the time so I just bought i...
by Tiger Jackson
Thu May 23, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

The 4-op Yamaha DX synths

I've been interested in doing a couple sega genesis-esque tracks, and was thinking of using my dx100. I've been using Reason with Super Audio Cart and want to lay some dx100 over it. But I'm wondering how accurate the dx100 is for this, if anyone knows? I did a little bit of research on what the gen...
by Tiger Jackson
Sat May 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone here get SQ8L running on mac?
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Anyone here get SQ8L running on mac?

I know there's programs out there that should be able to do such a thing but I'm wondering if anyone has actual experience with it. By googling, I'm not sure if I actually saw anyone talking about running it on mac.
by Tiger Jackson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: SQ8L with a midi controller help, in Reaper
Replies: 1
Views: 697

SQ8L with a midi controller help, in Reaper

So I bought a midi keyboard, an alesis vi49. Figured I'd try hooking it together with SQ8L in reaper and assigning its knobs. I know the process in reaper, touch a vst's parameter, then go to the vst fx menu, param button, then "learn." But it doesn't ever detect that I moved any of sq8l's parameter...
by Tiger Jackson
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ-1 models - are parts generally interchangeable?
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Ensoniq ESQ-1 models - are parts generally interchangeab

The service manual said there are no interchangeable parts. I just finished replacing my ribbon cable with one from ebay. Seller said he sent me one for the plastic case, and it fitted just like the other. But it still won't read the carts, but the rest of the synth is functioning. What else could t...
by Tiger Jackson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ-1 models - are parts generally interchangeable?
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Ensoniq ESQ-1 models - are parts generally interchangeable?

Talking about the plastic and metal case models.

I'm going to swap out my cart reader with one from ebay. But will I have trouble with this? Like ribbon cable length issues etc.
by Tiger Jackson
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using Midi-OX to load patches into the ESQ-1?
Replies: 0
Views: 2076

Using Midi-OX to load patches into the ESQ-1?

I've been trying to figure this out today. I get how to navigate through midiox. I'm unclear if I'm actually doing the sending & loading part correctly. On the Midi button menu of the ESQ-1, I set the channel to 01, and Enable-keys+ct+pc+ss+sx. Then I go to the Storage menu button, midi, send, and s...
by Tiger Jackson
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ESQ-1, keybed is getting weak
Replies: 0
Views: 638

ESQ-1, keybed is getting weak

This is the "plastic" ESQ-1 if it matters. Well about the past 2 years, a few keys give no sound or delayed sound unless pressed really hard it seems. What would this usually be? Either way I STILL have to replace the battery on mine (if you remember me saying this years ago :? ) which I will finall...
by Tiger Jackson
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need help with Sounddiver Fizmo
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Need help with Sounddiver Fizmo

Been a while since I've did this... Haven't done this ever since I got this brand new PC with windows 8.1.

But I'm trying to dump my patch library so I can edit them here, completely forgot how to do it.
by Tiger Jackson
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Voice Crystal X situation with Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Re: Voice Crystal X situation with Ensoniq ESQ-1

I have the plastic case model. The ribbon cable I need is the one underneath the cardboard?

Edit: I think I see it now. It runs under the keybed area?

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by Tiger Jackson
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than one of?
Replies: 50
Views: 7474

Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Not me, but I'm really tempted to buy a new ESQ-1 at this point. Feel like mine's melting down.
by Tiger Jackson
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Voice Crystal X situation with Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Voice Crystal X situation with Ensoniq ESQ-1

So years ago, my ESQ-1 stopped reading my Voice Crystal X. I had no way to tell if it was the Voice Crystal X that went out, or the ESQ-1's functionality stopped working. Well I finally found a new VCX today, the esq-1 won't read it either so I'm leaning on it being the ESQ-1's fault. Is there anyth...
by Tiger Jackson
Tue May 24, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sounddiver Fizmo Windows compatibility?
Replies: 1
Views: 2563

Sounddiver Fizmo Windows compatibility?

I have been without a Windows PC for a long time but right now I'm thinking about building one, with windows 10. The last laptop I had with windows used Windows 7 and it worked. Anyone know if it will work with Windows 10?