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SQ-80 Cross Wave Synthesizer

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Welcome to the ENSONIQ SQ-80. The first studio synthesizer designed “for live performance. In a world of synthesizers, sequencers, MIDI controllers and MIDI disk drives. the SQ-SO is something different. It is all of those things and more, in one easy-to-use device. Here’s what you get: '

An eight-voice, polyphonic, poly-timbral synthesizer. capable of playing eight different sounds at once, with dynamic stereo panning for each voice.

Voice section employing state-of-the-art (l'rossWaveTM synthesis techniques; combine different attack and sustain segments to create a rich variety of complex. dynamic sounds. '

256k bytes of synthetic, sampled and muIti—sampled wavedata in ROM — 75 different Waves. '

Dynamic Voice assignment — each Track MlDl Channel has access to all eight voices. ' An integrated eight-track MIDI sequencer with 20,000 note capacity and features you would expect to find on stand-alone or computer-based Sequencers. °

A full-featured MIDI controller keyboard capable of sending eight MIDI Program and Volume changes at once. '

Key (Poly) Pressure keyboard — Polyphonic Pressure (or After-touch) affects only the note or notes you press down on, allowing a whole new level of expressiveness. Of course, for sending to instruments which only recognize Mono (or “Channel”) Pressure, the SQ-SO can send that too.

' A 3.5" disk drive for fast and reliable storage of up to 600 Sequences and up to 1,728 Programs on a single disk.

' Disk storage for all“ youIMIDI devices — the ability to receive and save to disk any System Exclusive message of up to 64k bytes from any device.

a An eighty-character fluorescent Display and user-friendly “Page-driven” programming scheme to help you keep track of it all. '

Stereo Headphone jack for private listening at home or in the studio.
Program and Sequence formats which are upwardly compatible with the ENSONIQ ESQ-l. so sounds and sequences created for the ESQ-I can be played on the SQ-80.

By combining all of this in a single integrated unit. the ENSONIQ SQ-SO makes the perfect nerve center for any MIDI rig. You'll find that you can take most of your other MlDl Instruments, run MIDI cables to them and then stow them away in a closet somewhere — most of the time. you won’t need to touch them. You can control everything right from the SQ-Sll’s front panel.

Whether you plan to use the SQ-SO by itself or as the master controller in your MIDI set-up. for composing pop tunes or performing as a one—person orchestra. we suspect that you’ll soon wonder what you ever did without it.

A Word About the Manual We realize that many people don't particularly care for reading manuals. You bought the SQ-SO for its ability to make music, not for a graduate course in applied computer technology. Still, the fact remains that you have in your possession an extremely sophisticated computer device (disguised as a keyboard instrument) which is capable of performing an enormous number of tasks. It may be necessary, when all else fails, to look in the book to find out how to do something. But because of the SQ-80‘s friendly user interface and intuitive operation. you’ll probably only have to look once.

The odds are that whatever yen need to know to get the most out of your SQ-SO is right here in the Musician’s Manual. Every effort has been made to present the material in a way that is neither too technical nor too pedestrian. Take some time to look through it. and you’ll find lots of hints and operational advice that will enhance both your enjoyment and your productivity. But enough of this serious stuff. Fire up your new SQ-SO and have some fun.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive, Wave Table
Oscillators: 3
Waveforms: ROM, Wave Table
ROM Resolution: 32 bit
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Velocity
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain Level, Release, Looping
Filters: 1
Types: Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Portamento
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Noise, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 8
Timbrality: 8
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches
Patches RAM: 40
Patches ROM: 80
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Case
Case: Keyboard
Case Details: solid metal and pressboard
Keyboard: 61 keys
Controls: Aftertouch, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Velocity - Release, Sliders, Switches, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: Vacuum Fluorescent, Backlit
Display Count H: 80
Display Notes: 80-character fluorescent display. Readable in all lighting conditions
Dimensions (WxDxH): 38 3/4" (98CM) wide X 3 1/2" (9cm) high X 13 1/2" (34cm) deep
Weight: Weight: 29.2 pounds (13.2 kilograms)
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
Audio Output Count: 2
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
Production
Year Released: 1987
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Product Links
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Pricing
Used Price: $177-$575 - convert
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