MATRIXSYNTH: ESQ8 midi controller for Ensoniq ESQ 1 and SQ80

Sunday, April 03, 2016

ESQ8 midi controller for Ensoniq ESQ 1 and SQ80

Published on Apr 3, 2016 stereoping

"This video shows 3 examples of sound tweaking on an Ensoniq SQ80 with a Stereoping Synth Controller using the 'ESQ8' edition. The ESQs/SQ80 unfortunately do not reflect realtime parameter changes on held notes, the sound changes not before the next pressed note. This is demonstrated to the beginning of the video. The ESQ1/SQ80 is not that hard to program with it's dedicated pages buttons and parameter select knobs above and below the display. Nevertheless the controller is helpful, much quicker and quite funny. Like most editions, this one also supports translation of the simple Midi controller changes (CC) into the NRPN-commands the ESQ/SQ80 wants to see. The last example in the video CC-remotes the SQ80's waveform parameter makeing kind of Wavestation out of it. The controller is not yet tested with the ESQ M / ESQ 1 - but it should work."

1 comment:

  1. Hello !
    Does it work with the Ensoniq EPS16+ ?
    Thank you !



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