Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sound Synthesis - Ensoniq ESQ-1

This video shows how easy is to program an Ensoniq ESQ-1 . This synthesizer only have one slider and two buttons to modify all the sound parameters. On the right side of the front panel there is the synth schema and every part of the synth has a button to access to his menu. The screen has ten buttons surrounding it to select all the parameters of that page, select one and changes the value with the slider ( or the up/down buttons). There are not hidden menus or double push buttons, all parameters are present in one screen. Maybe this procedure seems a bit complicated but it's just my explanation, believe me it's very easy ( I have one of this ) even despite this is a very complex synth ( 3osc, 3lfos, 4env ... )

Ensoniq ESQ-1 programming 1

Text from the video :
  • Reprogramming the 1st preset-piano on the Ensoniq ESQ-1 into something more appropriate. The ESQ-1 is certainly on of the easiest synths to program despite its' lack of dedicated knobs.

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