MATRIXSYNTH: Weatherstruck | Ensoniq EPS sampler downtempo electronic somberwave

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Weatherstruck | Ensoniq EPS sampler downtempo electronic somberwave

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"Today, I traded something small (Polyend Tracker) for something big (Ensoniq EPS). I kind of don't know what I was thinking. I knew I was overwhelmed with gear. But I've been debating buying an Ensoniq Mirage again and wondered if this (EPS) would suffice. I'm kind of thinking... yeah, maybe. It's doing everything I felt I did with the Mirage, only in an easier way. It's a higher bitrate, but it's still pretty chunky. I'm liking it. This is after digging around on it for one night, so I don't know if what I did sounds any good. I guess I like it, so that's good enough for me. I have no disks to save the sounds on, so I think this will have to say goodbye and be gone forever.

Still - I'm pretty impressed. The Ensoniq EPS gets dumped on. Not as much character as the Mirage, not as good as the EPS16 plus, and definitely not as good as the ASR10. To me, it seems like it's actually the worst one of the bunch. In no way did I find anyone recommending the EPS over the others mentioned above.

Well, I like it. It was pretty easy to make this and I think it's got some character, in a very similar way as the Mirage. One thing that didn't make sense was that it appears to be stereo based on the outputs, but I'm not sure it actually is.

Eventide Blackhole VST used for reverb."

1 comment:

  1. The EPS has the sought after aliasing,the EPS16+ and ASR10 don't have that feature,for sure if you want high quality sampling playback then ASR10 is better,but that is a stupid move because ASR10 are known to fail easy,bad designed equipment..,i would rather go for a K2600R..


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