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Ensoniq SQ-R Rackmount Synthesizer

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    Description
    The Ensoniq SQ-R Rackmount Synthesizer was the rack version of the SQ-1 keyboard. This SQ-R came in two version, regular with 24 voices and a Plus version with 32 voices.

    The ENSONIQ SQ-R's synthesizer section features 100 high fidelity sounds contained in ROM (Read Only Memory), with 80 additional slots in Internal Memory for sounds you create or edit. Optional RAM or ROM Cards allow access to 160 more sounds, for massive 340 available at once. Each SQ-R sound is created with three digital oscillators that select from 121 sampled acoustic and synthetic waves, as well as ENSONIQ's unique Transwaves™, which possess great harmonic complexity and timbral motion.

    The complement to this wide palette of tonal colors is an on-board programmable digital effects processor that adds dimension of breadth and depth to each SQ-R sound. Various reverb, chorusing, flanging, delay, distortion, and even roto-speaker programs are provided with dynamic control over many settings.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive, Wave Table
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 3
    Waveforms: Wave Table
    ROM Size: 3 MB
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    9 Transwaves:
    + Formant-X
    + Planet-X
    + Electro-X
    + Pulse 1-X
    + Pluse 2-X
    + Resonant 1-X
    + Resonant 2-X
    + Resonant 3-X
    + Resonant 4-X
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 24
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 80
    Patches ROM: 100
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Case
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Pedal - Control
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 483 mm x 273 mm x 44 mm
    Weight: 3.97 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    CV Ports: CV IN
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Power: 120V AC IEC Connector
    Pricing
    Used: $150 - $200
    Production
    Released: 1990
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