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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synthesizer

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Wave Synthesizer with Expansion Cartridge

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The Ensoniq SD-1 Bible

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Wave Synthesizer SN ESQ-32826-D

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"Classic vintage Ensoniq ESQ1 ('plastic' case) 8-voice polyphonic wave synthesizer for sale. Three crunchy digital oscillators, a sweet Curtis CEM-3379 VCF and VCA per voice. Eight-part multitimbral with sequencer. Software OS version 3.4."

Saturday, January 06, 2024

Ensoniq SQ-80 Cross Wave Synthesizer w/ Voice Crystal & Syntaur Sound Sets

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Saturday, December 23, 2023

Ensoniq ESQ-1 w/ Sequencer Expander Cartridge Model SQX-10

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"100% functional. Digital Wave hybrid technology. This is the cool metal case version. Brand new battery. Sequencer SQX-10 expander cartridge installed. Includes RAM cartridge. Very cool piece of synthesizer history. The case has a few bumps and bruises but that’s it for any detractors."

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

1993 Ensoniq ASR-10 Advanced Sampling Keyboard SN ASR-16724

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"1993 Ensoniq ASR10 keyboard sampler and full production power house. No wonder these are so celebrated, very fun and easy to use. You'll be producing tracks in no time, without a computer. This unit is in great working condition, we'd give this a 6 out of 10 cosmetically. All buttons, keys and sliders operate as expected. Includes AC power cable and boot disk."

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synthesizer Rackmount / Desktop Version SN 069976593

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"Ensoniq Fizmo 5U rackmount version, super hard to find these days! This one was just serviced with a NEW voltage regulator (notorious problem) that has been corrected. Factory patches have been restored over Sysex like new. Sounds absolutely insane!

Fully functional unit, main volume control knob is unoriginal (purple cap). Several pot shafts are slightly crooked -- but fully functioning without issue (see detailed pictures). Includes a Lexicon power supply that is to factory spec.

Fizmo rack utilizes real-time Transwave synthesis, a powerful synthesis engine capable of 48-voice polyphony, state-of-the-art 20-bit output converters, 24-bit on-board effects with 41 algorithms including the Ensoniq Vocoder, an arpeggiator with 118 editable patterns."

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The Ensoniq File - Highlights of the EPS and SQ-80 Press Reviews Brochure

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"Vintage Ensoniq SQ80 Crosswave Synthesizer Highlights Review Brochure"

You can find a pic of the inside in this previous post.

Monday, October 23, 2023

~Empire of the Sun-Walking on a Dream Live Synth Remix~


video upload by Remco Rones

"Acapella by Empire of the Sun. Live remix by Rones. Beat by Beat it beat. Processing; Lexicon MPX-1, Ensoniq ASR-10, Klemt Echolette and Logic X. Arpeggiator tracks Korg Polysix, Lead and pads Oberheim OB-X and Polymoog, Bass by Minimoog model D."

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synthesizer

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Ambient Music with an Ensoniq Fizmo


video upload by Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is ambient music with my Ensoniq Fizmo. All patches I created just on the fly during the recording session, and all stems I recorded live into the DAW.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated or tweaked.

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and iZotope Ozone on the master track."

Also see Ensoniq Fizmo - Single Patch with Arpeggiator tweaking into Chaos

I remember when the Fizmo came out many were dissapointed it didn't sound like a virtual analog synth. Now it's a bit of a gem.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Ensoniq Fizmo - Single Patch with Arpeggiator tweaking into Chaos


video upload by Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is a recorded short live jam with my Ensoniq Fizmo. Just a custom patch using the arpeggiator and tweaking things with the knobs into chaos. Still a weird, unique, beautiful sound monster!

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2.

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. The jam was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and iZotope Ozone on the master track."

Friday, September 29, 2023

Ensoniq MR/ZR - Custom Ambient & Analog Sounds


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"Welcome to the third soundset for Ensoniq's Synthesizers - MR & ZR Series!

'Organica' Soundset contains 75 deep sounds & working with Ensoniq MR-61,76 & ZR-76 models.

BUY: https://lfo.sellfy.store/p/ensoniq-mr...

This two american synthesizers almost equal to each other except "Perfect Piano" expansion on ZR model.

And both synthesizers are capable of making great ambient, evelvoing textures & great analog sounds.

Combined with expressivity of MW & Aftertouch & great effect you can make very complex &
beautiful sounds.

Big Cinematic Strings
Complex Evolving Pads
Cutting Leads & Solo's
Plucks & Bells
Moving Modular Sounds
Famous Synth Re-Creations

Instruction of HOW TO included.

Nick Klimenko prepared for us a stunning soundbank for one of the most rare synths of our time.

Enjoy & may inspiration be with you!"

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Rare Desktop / Rackmount Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave SN 069976579 w/ Original Box & Manuals

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Ensoniq ESQ-M Digital Wave Synthesizer Rack Module

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Pics of the inside below.

"This is the rack mount version of the iconic ESQ-1 digital wave synthesizer from Ensoniq. (The ESQ-M is identical in synthesis functions but does not include a sequencer.)

In working condition (see tests, below). Used in a home studio setting (non-smoking), never toured.

Recent Maintenance:

* New battery installed September, 2023. (Manual states that batteries can be expected to last about 10 years.)
* Volume and Data sliders cleaned with Deoxit Fader

Tested:

* Midi Input - Working in all modes (Omni, Poly, Multi)
* Voice output - All 8 voices play on both L and R channels
* Filter tuning - All filters tune between 143-156 (Service manual states normal range between 140-160.)
* Memory back-up: Battery at 3.26 voltes, patches retained after long power-off period.
* Sys-Ex: Factory patch dump via SysEx successful.
* Fluorescent display still evenly bright and readable (may not be as 100% bright as when new but still works good)
* Volume slider does not crackle
* Data slider successfully hits full range of numbers
* All front panel buttons
* Front "Compare" LED
* Rom Version 1.00

Not Tested:

* Cartridge functions (I do not have a known-good cartridge to test with)
* Analog Control Voltage / Expression Input"

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synthesizer 1998 // restored by VS&C

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"The Fizmo (1998) uses a Digital Acoustic simulation Transwave with 4 MB of ROM, up to four voices per preset, each voice with two oscillators, independent LFOs and FX: 48 voices maximum, with three separate fx units (24-bit VLSI effects with 41 algorithms) built in for further sound sculpting. The Fizmo featured 61 keys, and responded to velocity, channel aftertouch, as well as allowing the sounds to be split by velocity and keyboard position (note)."

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Ensoniq DMS-8 Mirage Rackmount Synth/Sampler SN 11663

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"Ensoniq Mirage DMS-8 Rackmount Synthesizer/Sampler in very good condition.
Polyphony - 8 voices
Sampler - 8-bit, 32kHz (up to 6.5 seconds sample-time at 10kHz)
Filter - Analog low pass filter with 5 stage envelope
VCA - 5 stage digital envelope
Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity)
Memory - 16 internal patches, 128 kb sampler memory, 3.5 inch diskette
Sequencer - 333 Note capacity
Control - MIDI"

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Resoniq FIC-I - 1:1 Replica of the Rare ISF-1 Cart for the Ensoniq Mirage & Fata Morgana DMS-8 Replica



Resoniq has made a 1:1 replica of the rare ISF-1 expansion cart for the Ensoniq Mirage. It is available pre-built or in DIY kit form. You can find full details at Resoniq here.

If you are not familiar with the ISF-1, ISF stands for Input Sampling Filter. According to this previous post it increases the Mirage sample rate to 50K and contains a 150db/octave roll off filter. You can find a pic of the orginal in that post.

Note Resoniq also appears to be working on a 1:1 replica of the Ensonic DMS-8 rackmount sampler, the Fata Morgana. More info on that to come...

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synthesizer SN FIZMO-10249

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"Fizmo working great and in very good condition. The power supply has been future proofed to avoid the failures that can happen to them. A few small scratches i tried to highlight. The knobs were looking dry so i conditioned them as shown in the last few pictures, with a shot comparing before and after of a knob."

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