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Kristian Duske ( ) writes:
The ESQ-1 is very good for learning the basics of synthesizer programming, it has a very easy- to- use user interface It produces really good basses and lead sounds

Nate Pickowicz For the most part, I like having a bang-around keyboard. I don't know much about it, but it's helpful for me to put down a few tracks on the sequencer to se how something sounds. I hate the factory sounds and am looking for a way to get better ones. I have a feeling I'm just going to smash it in concert one of these days...

Comments About the Sounds:
Fuck the factory presets - program it yourself using my editing and storing software which will be available as a beta version these days...

(Thanks to Kristian Duske for this info.)

Links for the Ensoniq ESQ1 Workstation
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x Syntaur has the ESQ and SQ-80 manuals in stock
x ESQ-1 Upgrades Do it yourself upgrades and battery replacement, etc.
x ESQ1 mp3 demos Hear the ESQ1 in mp3 format
x ESQseMe e-mail list A mailing list for ESQ-1 and ESQ-M owners
x Keyboard Magazine Vintage review Comments from the creator and a lengthy although 80's sample of the potential
x Last Ninja cover mp3 ESQ-1 and nothing else, no FX, no EQ, no nothing!
x Factory Ensoniq sounds and more Syntaur distributes all of the original factory sounds, O.S. chips, and manuals for Ensoniq keyboards, plus offers an extensive library of additional sounds.
x The Ensoniq room at Synthmuseum.com History and technical information about Ensoniq instruments.
x hyb tank some patches for the ESQ-1
x Route 66 Studios Cooling unit, service manuals, owners manuals, Eproms, parts and information.
x The ESQ-1 in Action A variety of music using the Esq-1
x ESQ1 tips and tricks, and the beast in action!
x The Patch King The Worlds Largest 3rd Party Synth & Sampler Developers. Thousands of new sounds for over 100 synths and samplers. Large Sound Library for many Ensoniq Synths & Samplers.
x SoUnDEnGiNe.com has the highly rated Technosis sound banks for the ESQ1
x Pro ESQ Patch Soundbanks! Pro ESQ Patch Soundbanks!
x Section Ensoniq A detailed page about SQ-80 and ESQ-1 synthesizers
x ESQ-1 Sounds Comprehensive ESQ-1 Library
x Aaron Rodden's ESQ-1 page proper link...=/
x Ensoniq ESQ-1 sounds Here's a mp3 sample sounds of ENSONIQ ESQ-1. It has many good old analog-synth features such as a ring modulator, sequencer, and oscillator-sync. Skinny Puppy, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Steve Roach are some of those satistfied musician who used ESQ-1.

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