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Ensoniq ESQ-1 Used/consignment with hardcase

Regular price $500.00

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Used/consignment - comes with hard case!

Also has expanded memory for the sequencer.

Polyphony - 8 voices (dynamic voice allocation)

Oscillators - 3 digital oscillators per voice, 32 waveforms
LFO - 3 LFOs per voice; triangle, saw, square, random
Filter - 4-pole analog resonant filter with 6-stage envelope
VCA - 4 VCA + 4 Envelopes with 7 parameters per voice
Sequencer - 8-Track (30 patterns, 10 songs w/ up to 99 patterns each)
Effects - None
Keyboard - 61 note (velocity)
Memory - 40 patches
Control - MIDI (8-parts)

Date Produced - 1986 - 1988

info below via Vintage Synth Explorer

the ESQ-1 was Ensoniq's highly affordable and impressive digital synthesizer, released in 1986. Although the waveforms are digital in nature, the filters are all analog as on the Mirage. In fact, for a digital synth the ESQ-1 has many good old analog-synth features such as a ring modulator, sequencer, and oscillator-sync. The envelopes and LFOs are can be freely routed to each DCO, VCA and or VCF. There are 40 preset sounds which are the usual not-so-great sounds. Luckily the VFD display screen is large enough to make editing the sounds somewhat pleasant. 

Then there's its built-in sequencer. It can store up to 24,000 notes in 30 sequences and 10 songs via battery back-up. Anyone in search of an alternative synthesizer should consider the ESQ-1.


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