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Ensoniq TS-10 Performance /Composition Synthesizer

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The Ensoniq TS-10 Performance/Composition Synthesizer offers the most complete set of features for the performing and recording musician ever offered. From the expressive possibilities of Ensoniq’s Poly-Key™ Pressure keyboard and unique Patch Select buttons to the 300 Programs and 300 Performance Presets, you’ll find the TS-10 a wonderful instrument to play. The intuitive and musical sequencer design in the TS-10 will help you go from initial inspiration to a completely mixed song without getting in your way.

To expand your sound palette the TS-10 comes with 2 Megabytes of Sample RAM, expandable to 8 Megabytes with industry-standard SIMMs. This RAM can be used to load in any Sample Sounds created for ENSONIQ’s EPS/EPS-16 PLUS, and ASR-10 samplers, giving you access to the largest library of sampled sounds anywhere! And with the SP-4 SCSI kit option installed, you can read Sampled Sound files stored on CD-ROM libraries and other SCSI devices. In addition to having access to this versatile library of sounds, you can incorporate vocals, drum loops, and any sound imaginable into your music. Just use an ENSONIQ sampler, or your friend's ENSONIQ sampler, to make new sounds to use in your music. No expandable waveform synthesizer offers you this much versatility at such an affordable price.

The sound of the TS-10 is based on 254 waveforms encompassing all the possible instrument groups; acoustic, electric, digital and analog synthesis, sound effects and more. The acoustic instrument waves have been carefully crafted from ENSONIQ's huge library of source recordings, including many sounds from our ground-breaking Signature Series. For the more imaginative possibilities the unique TransWaves™ give you the moving, dynamic sound of swept wavetables. The new Hyper-Wave voice architecture breaks open new sonic ground with the ability to create wave-lists that can sound like evocative, ever-changing pads to jamloop, drum, and percussive grooves that can change pitch without ever changing tempo. Each Program in the TS-10 is actually six independent sound sources each with their own parameters and programming. Now you can combine sampled sounds with analog synthetic sounds, and exotic digital textures at the push of a button -- no MIDI cables needed! And with 32-note
polyphony you can layer sounds or sequence freely, without worrying about losing voices while you play.

Up to three sounds can be combined into a preset, which contains its own effects set-up and special performance parameters. Presets can be thought of as handy “performance memories which allow you to create and save sound combinations, splits, layers, patch select variations, etc.

The Sequencer

To capture and expand on a creative idea, the TS-10 has an over 30,000 note, 24-track sequencer with extensive editing control. And with the addition of the optional SQX-70, the TS-10 can have over 97,000 notes of sequencer memory. Record in real-time or step entry, looped or linear mode, even transfer sequences from external MIDI devices with Multi-Track record. Sequence internal and/or external sound sources with a clock resolution of 96 PPQ for accurate timing resolution.

A variety of editing options gives you control over your sequenced parts: scale volume of controllers, edit specific notes or events, transpose, quantize, shift clocks, and more. Edits can be performed over ranges that can be specified by bar, beat, clock and/or note range for utmost accuracy, and every edit can be auditioned against the original part so you can decide which one to keep. During mixdown you can pan sounds in stereo to any of four individual outputs. MIDI Automated Mixdown remembers all volume and panning information, and the TS-10's disk drive allows you to store your sounds, sequence data, even MIDI Sys-Ex data on inexpensive floppy disks.

MIDI Control

As a MIDI controller the TS-10 can use Song/Sequence “headers” to become a 24-zone controller with different MIDI channels, status, key zones, volume, transposition, and other performance parameters defined for each region. Stacking sounds is as easy as “double-clicking” a button, and the large display on the TS-10 gives you information in a clear, uncrowded layout. The power of a complete MIDI production facility coupled with the benefits of a single integrated keyboard environment. It's the latest refinement from the company that pioneered the concept of the synthesizer-based workstation. The TS-10 Performance/Composition Synthesizer… from ENSONIQ.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Sampling, Subtractive, Wave Table
Oscillators: 6
Waveforms: ROM, Wave Table
ROM Resolution: 44.1 kHz
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Velocity
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Delay, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Sustain Level, Release, Release 2, Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Rate 3, Level 3, Rate 4, Level 4, Freerun, Looping, Monophonic, Offset, Polyphonic, Slope, Time
Filters: 2
Types: High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Breath Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer
LFO: 4
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Micro, Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Unison
Patches RAM: 120
Patches ROM: 180
Multipatches RAM: 120
Multipatches ROM: 180
Storage: Tape, Hard Drive, Internal
Editing: MIDI, SCSI
Custom VLSI 24-bit processor with 48-bit accumulation Stereo effects processing with 692 effects presets in ROM 3 stereo busses
24 tracks plus 12 Song Tracks
Case: Keyboard
Case Details: 61
Keyboard: 61 keys
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Velocity, Velocity - Release, Buttons, Switches, Motion Control, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume, Tempo Knob
Display Type: Vacuum Fluorescent
Display Notes: 2 x 40 character
Dimensions (WxDxH): 50 1/2" x 5" x 15 5/8"
Weight: 55 lbs
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 6
General MIDI: GM - General MIDI
Year Released: 1993
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.ts12.net
Used Price: $500-$1,200 - convert

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