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This page contains information about the Owner’s Manual for the VFX from Ensoniq Corporation. This page contains information about the Musician’s Manual for the VFX-SD from Ensoniq Corporation. This Manual is copyrighted and all rights are reserved by ENSONIQ Corp. * ENSONIQ, VFX, Dynamic Component Synthesis, TransWave, EPS, and Poly-Key .

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Functions fine except for one dead key the E in the ensonlq above middle C. Manual This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form. The synth also has full MIDI implementation with 12 channels for multitimbral functions. Like ribbon cable length issues etc.

The VFX is a digital synth, and its filter is pretty weak but the VFX makes some sweet strings and textural sounds but it won’t be very handy for any ” meaty drum and bass sounds.

The VFX has a cartridge port as well, for storing sounds onto Ensoniq’s proprietary media. They then thought it was the cable that goes from board 1 to the motherboard. Oscillators – 1 to 6 per voice. Follow the instructions below only if you know what you’re doing. The VFX has 21 voices of polyphony. Over patches, 3. There is a connector that connects board 2 to board 3. Wavetable has waveforms multi-sampled acoustic instruments, sustained waveforms, harmonic and inharmonic structures.


DRUM-SOUND MULTI-DRUM gate-kick all-perc room-kick all-drums gate-snare kick-drms rim-snare snar-drms close-hat hi-hats open-hat cymbals ride-cymb tom-toms dry-tom-l percusson dry-tom-h dry-toms gat-tom-l room-toms gat-tom-h gate-toms rm-tom-l congas rm-tom-h std-kit timbale gated-kit conga-lo room-kit conga-hi tamborine.

The VFX has a standard note keyboard with velocity and polyphonic aftertouch. This was a good thing since the VFX was plagued by bugs during its early years and there were several subsequent OS versions released by Ensoniq, the most recent of which can still be downloaded.

Someone had the problem that the display would come up, and then only partially draw the “initializing” message, and then hang. It can combine up to 6 waveforms in a single patch, resulting in some complex layered sounds.

The mahual problem they thought was the solder flux thing which would be on board 1. See below for download link. There’s even a built-in bit VLSI dual effects processor with reverb, chorus, flanging, and delay.

ENSONIQ VFX Musician’s Manual

A disk originally shipped with the VFX-SD full of pre-sequenced drum patterns to get you going or inspired!


But will I have trouble with this? Ensoniq ESQ-1 models – are parts generally interchangeable? Polyphony – 21 voices. My VFX won’t initialize. From the VFX mailing list:.

Ensoniq VFX | Sound Programming

They were told by Ensoniq to power-cycle seven times, always turning off the machine at a particular point in the power-up sequence. Date Produced – A single patch can contain up to 6 of waves in its ROM memory that can be combined and layered.

Dnsoniq the discussion thread. Manual Download the original owner’s manual from SoundProgramming.

I removed all the keys, Several soft buttons are intermittently non-functional, What do I do? One thing that’s kind of quirky, the sequencer’s operating system gets loaded into the instrument’s RAM memory from manal disk they replaced the bulky and proprietary cartridges of the VFX with a standard 3. This is a professional quality sequencer with 25, note capacity expandable to 75, and it holds up to 60 sequences and songs.