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Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Disks

Post by Rasputin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:36 pm

The Ensoniq VFX doesn't get a whole lot of love, so I thought I'd make an Omniflop disk image with a whole bunch of factory sounds. It includes the ROM/RAM presets from the original VFX, VFXSD, and SD-1 plus almost all the cartridges and some disks. They are full 60 patch banks only (no presets or single banks) and they are labelled clearly. While some of the individual patches may show up in multiple banks, that's just the way Ensoniq decided to distribute them -- duplicate banks have been eliminated (one of the SD-1 ROM banks is the same as the VFXSD ROM, etc.)

No sounds created by third-parties like Voice Crystal have been included. Also, it's possible that some of these banks are not 100% stock and have been modified by the sands of time. Anyone with the original carts/disks should feel free to verify these against the untouched sources, and/or contribute anything missing.

I do have more to contribute than this if anyone wants to discuss such things via PM.

Ensoniq VFX SD -- Ensoniq Brand Collection (Omniflop disk image)

Here are all the same banks in SysEx form due to request
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Post by madtheory » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:47 pm

Lovely sounding synth. Thanks for doing this.

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Post by SerialSinger » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:32 pm

Sorry to revive this old post, but I think it's worthwhile: I want to share four banks with correct contents, i.e. with no empty program locations. These banks are:

VPC-103
IPC-1
VSD1000B
VSD1000D

All banks should be fully compatible from base model VFX to SD1. Enjoy!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f1t3qpoi60hdc ... s.rar?dl=0

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Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Di

Post by Plaster59 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:02 pm

Hi SerialSinger

I have a VFX SD and i wish to know if you have those files as iso image directly from the floppy. Like this i can copy directly the ISO file on a floppy disk and then on a VFX-SD Floppy drive ?

Thanks



SerialSinger wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:32 pm
Sorry to revive this old post, but I think it's worthwhile: I want to share four banks with correct contents, i.e. with no empty program locations. These banks are:

VPC-103
IPC-1
VSD1000B
VSD1000D

All banks should be fully compatible from base model VFX to SD1. Enjoy!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f1t3qpoi60hdc ... s.rar?dl=0

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Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Di

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:10 pm

Plaster59 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Hi SerialSinger

I have a VFX SD and i wish to know if you have those files as iso image directly from the floppy. Like this i can copy directly the ISO file on a floppy disk and then on a VFX-SD Floppy drive ?

Thanks
Short answer is: not with a modern PC. A modern PC with a floppy drive cannot do the tricks necessary to be able to write the Ensoniq format floppies.

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Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Disks

Post by blueknob » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:56 pm

I have a SD-1, I'd suggest just throw the data to the SD-1 over sys-ex. I've yet to find any bugs in the os (4.1). Even the SoundDiver "adaptation" seems to be 100%

I thought there is a version of OmniFlop that has been adapted to work with modern Windows OS, I'm sure Mr R will set us right.

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Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Disks

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:24 pm

Omniflop can work under win 7 for a disk attached to a normal floppy drive controller. I don't know about Win 10, and I know it won't work on a USB floppy. Hence why i said 'modern pc'

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Post by SerialSinger » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:40 am

No, I'm sorry...
Plaster59 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Hi SerialSinger

I have a VFX SD and i wish to know if you have those files as iso image directly from the floppy. Like this i can copy directly the ISO file on a floppy disk and then on a VFX-SD Floppy drive ?

Thanks



SerialSinger wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:32 pm
Sorry to revive this old post, but I think it's worthwhile: I want to share four banks with correct contents, i.e. with no empty program locations. These banks are:

VPC-103
IPC-1
VSD1000B
VSD1000D

All banks should be fully compatible from base model VFX to SD1. Enjoy!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f1t3qpoi60hdc ... s.rar?dl=0

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Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Disks

Post by Plaster59 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:57 am

Hi

I'm still looking for a way to upload those patches into my vfx-sd with the internal floppy drive. So ho i can use the sysex midi. i mean how i can do that what utilty or program i need to use ?

THX !

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Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Disks

Post by Ashe37 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:11 am

take the sysex files
use midiox to send them to the VFX... or jsynthlib or any other synth patch management utility that can read VFX patches.

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