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by Ensoniq5
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ-1/SQ-80 vs Kawai K3 vs Waldorf Microwave 1
Replies: 5
Views: 9727

Re: Ensoniq ESQ-1/SQ-80 vs Kawai K3 vs Waldorf Microwave 1

The thing missing from both the Ensoniqs and the Kawai is any reverb or delay, which is pretty important for ambient sounds. This isn't quite true. The SQ80 has a simple reverb that engages by pushing the release on EG4 above half way (ie. above half way the release value drops to 0 with reverb eng...
by Ensoniq5
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 32226

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

I'm glad to see my mono GAS plans have fueled yours. :twisted: Indeed! WIth the release of the desktop versions of the OB6 (and P6) I can grab one and the KARP for about the same price as the OB6 keyboard version, so it's kinda a no-brainer. I have enough keys already (4x61 + 1x88) with limited spa...
by Ensoniq5
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 32226

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

Thanks for the responses everybody. There's a lot of opinions and a lot to take in, but it does help to narrow down the decision. I admit I hadn't really considered the appreciation/depreciation angle, I was going to respond by saying that the value to me is more about what the machine can do rather...
by Ensoniq5
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 32226

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

DesolationBlvd wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:Is it okay if I hijack this thread? I'm about to have a similar question for Gear Purchase 2017.
Feel free :)
by Ensoniq5
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 32226

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

Thanks for the reply commodorejohn, it is very helpful. The JP6 seems to polarise opinions more than most other synths out there, yours is perhaps the clearest description of the machine and its idiosyncrasies I've seen. My current setup includes an SQ80, JU6 and KingKORG with an 88-note Korg piano ...
by Ensoniq5
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 32226

OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

This is a 3 way shootout (hopefully that's allowed?). I'm considering picking up either the Oberheim/Dave Smith OB-6, the Dave Smith Prophet-6 or a Jupiter 6, all roughly the same $$. The OB-6 and P-6 seem fairly similar, though there are distinct differences, and both are modern analog synths as di...
by Ensoniq5
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Is the ESQ-1 supposed to make a screech-y sound when turned
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Is the ESQ-1 supposed to make a screech-y sound when tur

SQ-80 does the same, I think it's normal. I'm in the habit of shutting of the mixer/amp before the board cos the sound makes my hair stand on end.