The ENSONIQ serial number label must appear on the outside of the Unit or tho ENSONIQ warranty is void. •ENSONIQ, ESQ 1, Mirage and MASOS are. Ensoniq ESQ-1 () Synthesizer 61 keys: 8 voices, short spectral PCM wavetable and analog filters. Listen to audio demos manual, demo, video, comments. As with every ENSONIQ product, all ESQ-1 service will be handled through the ENSONIQ The ESQ-1 Service manual is divided into four different sections and .

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This switch acts as a Sustain Pedal Holding it down will cause notes to continue to sustain after the key has been released. Their inclusion here gives the ESQ 1 its ability to make those sounds with the best of them. One Cycle Single Cycle Waveform Played Repeatedly Unlike the sounds generated by analog oscillators, Digital Waveforms can be very complex, and can contain any combination ot harmonics – frequencies esq-11 are multiples of the wave’s fundamental frequency.

Again, this means that the ESQ 1 found one bit of wrong information on the Tape, but was able to correct it. Attack – The Time it takes to go from zero, when a key is struck, to peak level Decay – The Time it takes mqnual go from the peak level to the Sustain Level Sustain — The Level at which the signal remains as long as the key is held down Release — The Time it takes to return to zero after the key is released ADSR Envelope Notice that an Envelope is really just a series of Levels that change through Time.

REC – Recording on the selected Track. Polyphony – 8 voices dynamic voice allocation. If you want to Record with the Edited Program on a Track you must first Write save it to a Program Location and then select the newly written Program for the Track, as described earlier. Moving the Data Entry Slider all the way down gives you a blank space.

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The ESQ t treats each one as a single Waveform, and they are selected just like the others. The amount of time between the Key Down and the Key Up doesn’t really affect the amount of Memory required to record the note.

Additional synth courtesy of the Ensoniq ESQ1. Contains only the 1st and 2nd harmonics in equal amounts – ennsoniq Fundamental and one Octave.


The Auto-Locate controls give you quick access to any point in a Sequence or Song, and you can “Punch in” or out of a Track, just like on a tape deck. Perl Two Miscellaneous O Step 2 0.

Once you have decided where you want to save the new Program, Press the appropriate Bank Select Button, and while holding it down, press the “Soft” Button which corresponds to the Program you wish to Write over. Or, for a new Track, select a Track, and a Program for it as shown above. In other words, once you have made the appropriate connections, and set up the MIDI Configuration of the Tracks and all Destination devices, you can use the ESQ Vs Keyboard and its front panel to control and Record all the instruments in your rig.

Now suppose that you take the Volume knob and begin quickly turning it up and down, so the volume gets continuously louder and softer, louder and softer.

Whenever you change any parameter of a Program, the altered Program is put in the Edit Buffer, replacing whatever was previously there. This manua especially helpful when, for example, you record a first Track which is perfect in every way except that it runs to 5 Bars instead of four. The old Step 3 is now Step 4.

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You can, for example, imitate the way Homs often ‘slide” into a note, rather than beginning right on pitch. Since LI can have a higher value than L2, the Ramp can actually be a decreasing one, causing the effect of the LFO to diminish, or disappear, over the time the key is held down. Experiment until you find the first letter you want. Also, you can Append a Sequence to itself, doubling its length Say you need a sixteen Bar repeating pattern.

Each note you play uses a little over three Amnual, so when all the Internal Sequencer Memory about Bytes is available, you can record about notes. Configuration of the Track intact, you should simply Record over the Track, as described earlier, but without playing anything. Digital Sequencing A general understanding of how a Digital Sequence Recorder like the ESQ 1 does what it does, and how it differs from an eight track audio tape recorder, will help you to get enskniq most out of your instrument.

Large amounts of negative Modulation can silence the Oscillator, regardless of the setting of this control. The Envelope will remain at this level until the key is released. The data in the second packet is sent to locations through H in the upper bank. It is necessary to re-initialize the unit to reset the pitch bend to the proper range of 0 to This has two advantages over quantizing a Track on the way in.


The most common uses of the Velocity Level Control have to do with varying the volume and brightness of a Program, though in the previous example, [LVJ could be used to alter the depth of the Pitch Envelope with velocity. The ESQ-M pictured above is a rack-mount version released in which is identical to the ESQ-1 except that it excludes the on-board sequencer option. A Foot Switch connected here can be used to start and stop the Sequencer. The Sequences in Memory are numbered 01 through For many players this may work better than having just a one measure Countoff in which to get ready to Record.

We refer to these Sounds as Programs. The length of the Sequence is now defined by the length of the First Track.

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There are three possible states: Does it sound like a human voice? For example, if you find that within a certain Program the BASS Wavetorm sounds like a harpsichord, or a kazoo, or whatever, go with it.

The chart below shows the possible Step Sizes, along with how many Fsq-1 pulses each corresponds to. Ensoniq ESQ-1 – 8 voice synth with sequencer cartridge.

Reset X X Notes Mode 1: When the procedure has been done, all the Key and Controller Manul from both Tracks will be on this T rack. Three other conditions must be met: The other four locations have no Dot. The currently selected parameter on a Page is always underlined. Sequencing, effects and automation using the RS Press Song to see the Song Select Page. These Pages give you the choice of either keeping or rejecting changes you make to a Sequence and its Tracks.

If this is the length of the Sequence, Seq. In Straight Synth 1 ‘ operation, the keyboard is entirely independent of the Sequencer. There are 40 preset sounds which are the usual not-so-great sounds.