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  • Ensoniq VFX-SD / SD-1

    Been interested one of these for a long while now. Just missed one locally for $100! Anyone in the greater Seattle area have one they'd consider trading for an ESQ-1? Has latest OS, sequencer memory expander and manual. Anyone? Anyone at tall?
    Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

  • #2
    Do a search.

    The Ensoniq VFX-SD and SD-1 have been glorified many times and rightfully so. I have one and would never sell it. If it works for $100 its a total steal. I would buy it just as a back-up for that price.

    I doubt you will be able to do a straight trade for a ESQ but good luck.

    I sure miss Ensoniq!

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    • #3
      jones for a beter synth than the sd-1...
      go for a ts-10 or asr-10 about the same price for the ts and the asr allows you to sample yourself.

      the sd-1 is a transwave sample playback synth with crappy non resonant filters.
      the ts-10 is the same synth with more waveforms and effects that are actually good and a better keybed and is more reliable.

      or get a fizmo better interface and transwaves.

      the esq-1 is actually a better sounding synth than the sd or vfx because of it's filtering abilities and grainy 8 bit samples.
      there are three basic rules in business...
      1.)always remember where you come from so you'll know where your going.
      2.)never reveal everything you know.

      he also deleted my sig which read "Paolo Di Necaerrewhatever: level headed intelligent moderation since.... well hopefully sometime in the near future" haha...

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      • #4
        I know what the VFX/SDs are. I know they don't have "cool analog filters". But it's not about the filters. If i need one, i'll run it through my Filter Factory. Don't need a sampler. I've had about a bazillion ESQs in my life so far =o] I always seem to come into them for cheap. The ESQ is a great synth, but i have enough analogues, i want something with an edge to it. And the VFX/SDs have always captured my interest. I'm sure no one will trade, but i gotta try =o]
        Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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        • #5
          jones for a beter synth than the sd-1...
          go for a ts-10 or asr-10 about the same price for the ts and the asr allows you to sample yourself.

          the sd-1 is a transwave sample playback synth with crappy non resonant filters.
          the ts-10 is the same synth with more waveforms and effects that are actually good and a better keybed and is more reliable.

          or get a fizmo better interface and transwaves.

          the esq-1 is actually a better sounding synth than the sd or vfx because of it's filtering abilities and grainy 8 bit samples.


          This is about the worst advice imaginable. Sure, theres some legitimate information in there, but the original poster loves the VFX.

          If you've ever actually listened to all the synths you mention, you'd realize that none of them sound anything alike. TS-10 sounds like an SD-1? Not in the slightest. Fizmo sounds nothing like a TS-10 or SD-1. ESQs sound nothing like a VFX, TS-10, ASR-10, SQR, etc.

          There is no equivalent to the VFX/SD-1 sound within Ensoniqs other instruments. If its the VFX sound you're after, get a VFX.

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          • #6
            You can have mine, but it doesn't work. There's corrosion on part of the circuit board and probably a fried chip or two. I love the VFX - polyphonic aftertouch and the oh so rare release velocity - but it's definitely a frustrating synth to own.

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            • #7
              Yeah, the VFX has a special place in my heart too:

              http://carbon111.com/vfx.html

              Best Regards, James
              --
              I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

              My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

              Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

              Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Got any samples?
                Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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                • #9
                  Just come over some afternoon and you can play it. I've got a bunch of patch cartridges too so you can get a nice cross section of sounds quickly.
                  Best Regards, James
                  --
                  I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

                  My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

                  Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

                  Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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