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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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Keyboard – 61 keys velocity and vrx aftertouch. The VFX has a cartridge port as well, for storing sounds onto Ensoniq’s proprietary media. This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form. It can combine up to 6 waveforms in a single patch, resulting in some complex layered sounds. The VFX has a standard note keyboard with velocity and polyphonic aftertouch.

From the VFX mailing list: Advanced and analog-like synth parameters including its dual multi-mode digital filters, three stage envelopes, LFO, and 15 modulation sources allow eneoniq to further shape and morph your sounds. 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.

What do I do? Ensoniq has determined that hard-wiring that connection solves the problem. Envelopes – 3 stage envelopes. From the VFX mailing list:. I cleaned it up and updated the OS chips. There is a connector that connects board 2 to board 3. There’s even a built-in gfx VLSI dual effects processor with reverb, chorus, flanging, and delay. One thing that’s kind of quirky, the sequencer’s operating system gets loaded into the instrument’s RAM memory from floppy disk they replaced the bulky and proprietary cartridges of the VFX with a standard 3.


A single patch can contain up to 6 of waves in its ROM memory that can be combined and layered. I’m going to swap out my cart reader with one from ebay. Here is the transwave list: The VFX is the first all-digital synthesizer created by Ensoniq. The VFX contains a set of 17 transwaves that can mmanual used for wave manal.

Its sample ROM includes a set of transwaves that can be used for a wave sequencing synthesis. Like ribbon cable length issues etc. Over time and use, the keyboard begins to sag a little bit and this connector eventually starts to corrode get dirtycome loose and the like.

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. Functions fine except for one dead key the E in the octave above middle C. View the discussion thread. The first problem they thought was the solder flux thing which would be on board 1. The VFX keyboard problems can be solved by the hardwired keyboard fix.

Manual This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form. I have a SyQuest SyJet 1. Ensoniq ESQ-1 models – are parts generally interchangeable? Someone had the problem that the display would come up, and then only partially draw the “initializing” message, and then hang. Wavetable has vcx multi-sampled acoustic instruments, sustained waveforms, harmonic and inharmonic structures. Follow the instructions below only if you know what you’re doing.


They were told by Ensoniq to power-cycle seven times, always turning off the machine at a particular point in the power-up sequence. WAV samples are available on freewavesamples.

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But enwoniq I have trouble with this? Oscillators – 1 to 6 per voice. I removed all the keys, Date Produced – They then thought it was the cable that goes from board 1 to the motherboard.

The synth also has full MIDI implementation with 12 channels for multitimbral functions.

A disk originally shipped with the VFX-SD full of pre-sequenced drum patterns to get you going or inspired! See below for download link.

Over patches, 3. Under the keyboard proper, there are 3 circuit boards that control the poly-key tm pressure. My VFX won’t initialize.

ENSONIQ VFX Musician’s Manual

Talking about the plastic and metal case models. Vtx is a professional quality sequencer with 25, note capacity expandable to 75, and it holds up to 60 sequences and songs.

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. This allowed Ensoniq to provide new operating systems that you could load in real easily. Several soft buttons are intermittently non-functional, When buying a used VFX you should know about this and be certain that the keyboard you buy has had this done.


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