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Ensoniq ESQ-1, ESQ-M, and SQ-80
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Syntaur Soundsets
Each of these sets of 40 sounds was programmed by Sam Mims; they are some of the best sounds available for the ESQ and SQ-80 keyboards. Included with each set is full documentation with performance notes and tips. Sounds are available on SQ-80 disk, or on PC-format floppy disk (you must have a PC computer with a MIDI interface to load these sounds into your keyboard; loading software is included on the disk).

Cartridges for these keyboards are no longer available.


Soundset 1 - A set of 40 must-have sounds for the pop music scene, covering strings, brass, orchestral instruments, pianos, bells, and even an organ with a built-in controllable Leslie effect.

"These sounds are definitely worth the bucks" (Transoniq Hacker review).

Bank 1: Brass, Woodwinds
BRASS1
F-HORN
BRASS2
T-BONE
BRASS3
TUBA
BRASS4
BSCLNT
TRMPET
CLRNET
Bank 2: Synth Sounds
MNMOOG
FIFTHS
FATBAS
CLAV 1
SWEEP1
HIBELL
MESAGE
SHOES
SQRBEL
DOODLE
Bank 3: Stringed Instruments, Keyboards
LO STR
MANDLN
HI STR
BELPNO
TRMSTR
UPPIAN
GUITAR
DX PNO
BANJO
LESLIE
Bank 4: Sound Effects, Miscellaneous
PHONE
VIBES
TUCHTN
AIRBEL
CALIOP
BUGS
SIRENS
STEPS
THUNDR
UP-SWP

Syntaur Soundset 1, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #SS1S) $19.95
Syntaur Soundset 1, 40 sounds and loading software on PC-format floppy disk (Part #SS1I) $19.95


Soundset 2 - This unique set of patches brings to the ESQ and SQ-80 the lush, ambient sounds normally associated with the popular D-50 and M1 keyboards. Many patches incorporate realistic reverb effects.

"I've been blown away by how much I like the Soundset 2 collection" (Transoniq Hacker review).

Bank 1: Bells, Bell Pads
CLRBEL
GLASS
TINKLE
TUBELL
MELBEL
SPACEY
MUTEBL
SHIMMR
VOXBEL
BELSTR
Bank 2: Voice Pads, Keyboards
SINGER
REVPNO
DIGVOX
PHSPNO
AMBHIS
DSTORG
SERENE
CERES
FRAGLE
MYSTIQ
Bank 3: Acoustic Instruments
BASSOON
CELLO
OBOE
VIOLIN
FLUTE
CHGUIT
BARISX
PIKBAS
DX-BRS
MRIMBA
Bank 4: Percussion, Sound Effects
GTDRUM
RISING
ETHNIC
KISSIN
AGAGA
WHISTL
ANVIL
WHISL2
GONG
PLANE

Syntaur Soundset 2, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #SS2S) $19.95
Syntaur Soundset 2, 40 sounds and loading software on PC-format floppy disk (Part #SS2I) $19.95


Soundset 3 - These programs are only for the ESQ-1 using operating system 3.5. By manipulating the operating system, over 250 "hidden waveforms" were found in the ESQ-1, the best of which were used to make up this collection of lush sounds which goes even beyond Soundset 2. This set is not available for the ESQ-M or SQ-80, and it will not work correctly with ESQ-1 operating systems before 3.5.

Bank 1: Bells, Bell Pads
IONBEL
INHBEL
SPACEBL
RESBEL
CIANI
THMBEL
WNDCHM
TRITON
GHSTBL
TEMPLE
Bank 2: Voice Pads, Strings, Basses
WAVCHR
BRASTR
VOICES
STRNGY
OOOHHS
SYNSTR
SPIRIT
FRETLS
STRCHR
SYNBAS
Bank 3: Keyboards, Synths
MELPNO
ORBITS
NEW EP
NIMBUS
HARPNO
NIGHT
OMICRN
NEREID
AURORA
TUNNEL
Bank 4: Acoustic Instruments, Drums, Sound Effects
PARIS
NEWKIK
FLUTEY
HUH?
SAXIST
TLMTRY
BRASS5
ITS 4U
DRUMS
PHONES

Syntaur Soundset 3, 40 sounds and loading software on PC-format floppy disk (Part #SS3I) $19.95


Soundset 4 - These programs are only for the SQ-80, and take advantage of the waveforms unique to this keyboard. In addition, some programs use "hidden waveforms" similar to Soundset 3. Available on SQ-80 disk only.

"I have many thousands of sounds for the SQ-80 and Sam's are by far the best I've seen. Ever!" (Transoniq Hacker review).

Bank 1: Bells, Bell Pads
IONBEL
SQZ-ME
SPACEBL
RESBEL
CIANI
MALVOX
WNDCHM
MLTBEL
GHSTBL
TEMPLE
Bank 2: Voice Pads
TOKYO
BOTBLO
VOICES
AIRVOX
OOOHHS
BRETHY
SPIRIT
DARKNS
ANGELS
VOXPAD
Bank 3: Keyboards, Synths
MELPNO
ORBITS
NEW EP
NIMBUS
HARPNO
NIGHT
OMICRN
NEREID
AURORA
TUNNL1
Bank 4: Acoustic Instruments, Drums, Sound Effects
PARIS
BIGSTR
FLUTY1
FIDDLE
WLDBLU
SHMRVX
SPIKES
ITS 4U
BRASS6
PHONES

Syntaur Soundset 4, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #SS4S) $19.95


Soundset 5 - This new set is geared specifically to the R&B and hip-hop artist who needs the latest, deepest basses, the dopest worm and hip-hop sounds, and the best pianos and organs within the ESQ's capabilities. Also includes TR-808 type kick and snare, and the distinctive TR-808 cowbell! For the ESQ-1, ESQ-m, or SQ-80.

Bank 1: Synth Basses
LO-SIN
RAPBAS
GANGBS
FRIGHT
XLARGE
SUBBAS
FATSYN
REZBAZ
LOMOOG
ARPBAZ
Bank 2: Basses, Worms
UPRITE
WEELWA
BASSGT
WAWORM
BASGT2
DAWORM
SUBREZ
X-WORM
CLAVBS
O-WORM
Bank 3: Pianos, Organs, Synth
GRNPNO
BAD-B3
R&BPNO
PERCB3
RHODES
MELOB3
CHR-EP
JIMJAM
PNOMIX
SYNSTR
Bank 4: Guitars, Effects, Drums
CHOPGT
RAPZAP
WAHWAH
SAMPLE
DABELL
808.CBL
BUBBLR
KIKSNR
RIZAIR
BAZ+SN

Syntaur Soundset 5, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #SS5S) $19.95
Syntaur Soundset 5, 40 sounds and loading software on PC-format floppy disk (Part #SS5I) $19.95


Soundset 6 - By popular demand, we've created a new set of patches to highlight what the ESQ and SQ-80 do best: analog synth sounds! Fat and buzzy, resonant and warm, these vintage sounds are reminiscent of the Moog/Arp/Oberheim era - and are just the call for today's hip-hop, techno, and dance tracks.

Bank 1: Synth Basses
REZBYT
PHATBS
RAPBS2
RAZRBS
REZATK
MRMOOG
SLOREZ
POPBAZ
WHLSAW
ARPTEK
Bank 2: Synth Horns, Strings, Misc.
SYNHRN
ANASTR
FRHRNS
LUSHST
PHZBRS
PULSTR
BIGSAW
MGHARP
LEADME
SONAR
Bank 3: Classic Synth Patches
RZCOMP
BITER
MATRIX
BIGREZ
VELPLS
TECHNO
REZNAT
ARPIST
PHATMG
SOFTOB
Bank 4: Pads
XPNPAD
OBERPD
SWELLS
SWELLO
PLKSQR
HALOPD
PLKPAD
SWEEPD
SQRPAD
REZBED

Syntaur Soundset 6, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #SS6S) $19.95
Syntaur Soundset 6, 40 sounds and loading software on PC-format floppy disk (Part #SS6I) $19.95

 


Ensoniq ESQ Master Disk
This disk is a compilation of Ensoniq's complete VPC sound library for the ESQ-1, originally available on 11 cartridges. (These sounds will also work in the ESQ-m and SQ-80). There are 880 sounds altogether, including synths, keyboards, basses, bells, pads, and much more. Available on SQ-80 disk, or on PC-format disk (you must have a PC computer with a MIDI interface to load these sounds into your keyboard; loading software is included on the disk).

Ensoniq ESQ Master Disk, all 880 VPC sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #ESQMS) $64.95
Ensoniq ESQ Master Disk, all 880 VPC sounds and loading software on PC-format CD-ROM (Part #ESQMI) $64.95
Click here for ESQ Master Disk program listing.

 


Ensoniq SQ-80 Library
This collection is Ensoniq's original VSD sound library for the SQ-80. The sets are available separately, or with all 160 sounds together on the SQ-80 Master Disk. These patches utilize the waveforms specific to the SQ-80, and are only available on SQ-80 disk. There are 40 sounds per VSD set. These sounds will not work on an ESQ-1 or ESQ-M.

Ensoniq SQ-80 Master Disk, all 160 VSD sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #SQ80M) $39.95
Ensoniq VSD-1, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #VSD1) Sold out
Ensoniq VSD-2, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #VSD2) $14.95
Ensoniq VSD-3, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #VSD3) $14.95
Ensoniq VSD-4, 40 sounds on SQ-80 disk (Part #VSD4) $14.95
Click here for SQ-80 Master Disk/VSD program listing.


Download a demo disk of sounds for the SQ-80.


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