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my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:56 pm
by little257622
My friend is giving me an asr-10. I have used the asr-x in the past (id say 10 years ago) even back then i was always in training with it so i never REALLY got to learn alot about it. Now it seems like im gonna get another chance at it. I would like to know if i could get some minor training on the asr-10 (people keep telling me to go IAR and take classes) but thats like a full course on all pro audio & i just want to learn the asr without all the extras plus the school cost BIG bucks. Im willing to pay someone a fee to give me a couple of lessons. Im from the Newark, New Jersey area (07201 area to be exact) if anyone is willing to make a few extra bucks teaching a (very) novice user of the ASR-10 or ASR-X please let me know. I would really appreciate this help.

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:10 pm
by colmon
try sitting down with it and the manual for a couple of sessions and see how you get on first. i've always found ensoniq's manuals to be very straightforward and clear. afaik the asr-10 architecture was based on the esq-1 which is incredibly easy for a beginner to get to grips with. just take some basics from the manual and try making some music. once you hit a roadblock, refer to the manual again.

obviously ignore this advice if there is an asr-10 expert on here who needs some cash!

interestingly, i discovered recently that fennesz's early records were made with an asr-10. i always assumed he was using a laptop on hotel paral.el but supposedly it utilised some malfunction in his machine that caused it to glitch.

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:00 am
by rlm00
also used a lot by the RZA for many of the earlier Wu-Tang albums.

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:31 am
by localilocano
sit down with the manual....ensoniq writes manuals clearly to the point where you can make beats right away. I learned my EPS classic in a matter of a few hours just by reading my manual. Have your favorite samples fed in via your computer's audio interface as one shot drum hits or do everything by hand with a turntable. Work in mono and you will have fun for days.

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:58 am
by tekkentool
lucky bastard ;)

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:00 am
by crystalmsc
There's a "Mastering the ASR-10" Video by Ensoniq: http://www.syntaur.com/asr-man.html

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:40 pm
by little257622
Thanks for the advice (everybody) i think thats what ill do ill sit down with it and work with the manual. Hopefully i can make some progress...I just remember when i had it 10 years ago i did have the manual & some of the instructions were beyond me i remember having to figure out the meaning of some of the words just to move on in the manual you know. Im banking on the seasoning ive had over the last 10 years & hopefully the manual will come easier to me now then it did in the past

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:58 pm
by lhm1138
I WISH I had friends like that! (Cable Guy quote) LOL

The ASR-10 is badass man. That's a good friend.

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:31 pm
by rockmanrock
I started off with an EPS16+ (very similar to the ASR10), then bought an ASR-X then sold it after a few years and went back to the EPS. The EPS/ASR10 are slightly easier to understand than the ASR-X, which has a confusing way of organising 'normal' sounds and drumkits. There are more buttons on the EPS/ASR too, which makes driving it faster. I'd say just have a go at it when you get it, and if you're stuck on anything ask on here and we'll help you out.

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:20 pm
by GameChanger
Wish I lived in Jersey, I'd help yah. Dont get frustrated before you start, the ASR-10 is a much better machine then the asrx's. Although they carry the same name (ASR) they are both much different to work with. Like others said, work with the manual, and just sample stuff then mess with the parameters, you will get it pretty quickly. Its a very well though out and logical keyboard / sampler. Very easy to use.

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:28 am
by Old Iron Giant
maybe I'm over looking this in the manual. but I've had my ASR-88 for over a year now, and still cant figure out how to chop a sample across the keys.

granted I use it as a MIDI board more than a sampler. I find the interface impossible to follow.
"shrugs" I've have no problem with my ESI-32, this ASR though is a "PIMA".

could someone walk me though how to do this, or write up a tutorial.
The internet is Not ASR-10/ASR-88 friendly. I feel ripped-off on information regarding this sampler.

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:20 pm
by colmon
somebody uploaded a bunch of 90s asr-10 video tutorials to youtube, let me see if i can find them again

Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:23 pm
by colmon
here we go:


Re: my friend is giving me an asr-10

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:59 pm
by Old Iron Giant
thanks-
:lol: