New Patch Cartridge For Ensoniq ESQ-1/SQ-80

US OSHPark offer affordable storage      07/03/22

New Patch Cartridge For Ensoniq ESQ-1/SQ-80

With original patch cartridges selling for silly money, OSHPark have taken it upon themselves to create and affordable storage solution for the Ensoniq ESQ-1/SQ-80. These 64kb EEPROMs are both read and writable (instructions on the PCB) and store 2 banks of 40 patches for the synths. They're also offering schematic designs and CAD files for a 3D printed case to be released under an open source license in the near future. 

A great solution to anyone who's been scouring ebay for original storage cartridges. All the details on the Tindie page:

OSHPArk website:

We reviewed Arturia's superb software incarnation of the Ensoniq SQ-80 last year:


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