Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

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Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

Post by hydrogen » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:52 am

anybody have one? why would you get one over the other?

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Re: Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

Post by AK » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:06 pm

I looked into the ESQ-1 a few years ago ( couldn't even find one anywhere in the UK ) and saw the specs of that and the SQ 80. I think the most notable differences were that the latter had polyphonic aftertouch a disk drive and more waveforms. I think the engine must be pretty much the same but don't hold me to that. I know the SQ 80 can do all the patches on the ESQ-1 though.

[edit] Just had a look on Vintage Synth Explorer, I reckon the sequencer is enhanced as well.

You buying one?

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Re: Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

Post by ::BLM:: » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:10 pm

I have the esq1.

It's a really good synth. I have used it loads.

Everything apart from the drums were made using the esq1


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Re: Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

Post by hydrogen » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:05 pm

How much did u pick yours up for?
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Re: Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

Post by lem » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:09 pm

Hydrogen, you are such a gearslut!
....which is annoying as I keep looking up these synths and decide I need one! I haven't even got the time to play with what I have got :-sadflower

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Re: Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

Post by hydrogen » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:29 pm

lem wrote:Hydrogen, you are such a gearslut!
....which is annoying as I keep looking up these synths and decide I need one! I haven't even got the time to play with what I have got :-sadflower
yeah bro... its the same story here. but then I just change my perspective and now i'm a collector! i've always dreamed of knowing what this stuff was when i was a kid... for years i was wondering "how do they make it!?" ... and now its like "i must get that!"

btw blm... nice piano chords out of this guy! smooth track!
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Re: Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

Post by hydrogen » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:05 pm

yay! :D

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Re: Ensoniq SQ80 or ESQ-1

Post by hydrogen » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:48 pm

$300 time machine!
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