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by Hyde
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS 16 Sync issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

Re: Ensoniq EPS 16 Sync issues

I'm currently syncing my eps16 from my ASR10. i had to turn off program change parameter in the asr10 to get it to trigger properly. check all those control parameters
by Hyde
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ-1 - Distortion/Clipping problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Re: Ensoniq ESQ-1 - Distortion/Clipping problem

you replaced chips? have you tried to put the old ones back in to see if it remedies?
by Hyde
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: the 8-out expander for ensoniq eps classic, worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 3140

Re: the 8-out expander for ensoniq eps classic, worth it?

If you're patient, they show up pretty cheap from time to time, locally. Is it worth it? If you need extra outputs, sure. I haven't taken the plunge, mostly because of a couple reasons. #1 the machine really doesn't have enough memory for me to really use it in that capacity. It's my favorite sample...
by Hyde
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Overrated
Replies: 10
Views: 3923

Re: Overrated

Even the Bottom of the Barrel synths with a decent sound are starting to climb. I was watching Ensoniq SQ racks, just to have one at my disposal w/o pulling out the keyboard. one week they were going for $80-120. The next week $250-300+ Its funny how these things just spike, all of a sudden.
by Hyde
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 139
Views: 126968

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Just picked up an SY35 in working order. I'm learning my through basic editing & have sampled off of it, already. It has a really crisp sound. Cant wait to dig in deeper. Great unit, for the price these things are going for.
by Hyde
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 71
Views: 39504

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) The synth that made you want to play music: 2) Your first synth: 3) The synth that has surprised you most: 4) The synth that has disappointed you most: Quadrasynth 5) The synth you love most: SQ1+ 6) The synth you've gigged with the most: Quadrasynth 7) THE synth you really would like to own: Pro...
by Hyde
Fri May 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Choosing my first synth on a budget.
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

Re: Choosing my first synth on a budget.

CS1x is a great budget choice. put some headphones on & work through some videos on you tube. Find something that speaks to you. Ensoniq SQ1 is a great board. Kawai, Yamaha also made some nice stuff in the 90's
by Hyde
Mon May 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mirage sampling problems.
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Mirage sampling problems.

An EPS can be had for about the same price. & they are much more user friendly. Both machines have a distinct sound to them.
by Hyde
Wed May 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: moog grandmother
Replies: 10
Views: 4769

Re: moog grandmother

Southcenter (GuitarCenter), in Seattle supposedly has one. Looks like a cool piece. I'd love to play around on one!
by Hyde
Tue May 15, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Limitations E-MU ESI 2000 vs software SF2
Replies: 7
Views: 6673

Re: Limitations E-MU ESI 2000 vs software SF2

You should be able to find something. There's an E-MU Sampler Facebook page.
I bet someone, there has a paino file
by Hyde
Tue May 08, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq vfxsd issues
Replies: 12
Views: 3085

Re: Ensoniq vfxsd issues

See if you can find a copy of the service manual. The ensoniq samplers often have problems that source back to the keyboard assembly. In any case, the service manual is a good place to start.
by Hyde
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Ensoniq ASR10 (keyb)no SCSI or EPS16+ rack with SCSI
Replies: 28
Views: 23646

Re: Ensoniq ASR10 (keyb)no SCSI or EPS16+ rack with SCSI

EPS16 is a great machine. ASR adds much needed memory, the luxury of stereo sampling & a much larger bank of effects. I prefer the feel of the EPS16. I'd be completely happy with it if it had even 8mb capacity. If you are controlling other sound sources via MIDI, 4mb may be more than enough. It all ...
by Hyde
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beginners Synth Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: Beginners Synth Setup

Whatever you do, don't go cheap on the mixer, if you are going to rely on it for recording. If you feel you need a speaker system, get the best sounding you can get. keep your eyes open, locally. Ive seen good power amps & speakers go for really good prices on local craigslist. As mentioned above, I...
by Hyde
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Early Ensoniq Key contact board
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Early Ensoniq Key contact board

This is more of a service bulletin for those who have the same era Ensoniq Keyboards & start having keyboard calibration failures. I ran across a service bulletin that mentioned swapping out main boards in the EPS & that there were steps to take with earlier mother boards vs later model. At any rate...