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VFX Music Production Synthesizer

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    Description
    The VFX allows for wavetable synthesis using a method what Ensoniq called Transwaves which is their method for Wavetable Synthesis. Transwaves allowed for evolving textures within a program.

    The Synth has 21 voices of polyphony. A single patch can contain up to 6 of 109 waves in its ROM memory that can be combined and layered. Advanced and analog-like synth parameters including its dual multi-mode digital filters, three 11-stage envelopes, LFO, and 15 modulation sources allow you to further shape and morph your sounds. There's even a built-in 24-bit VLSI dual effects processor with reverb, chorus, flanging, and delay.

    The instrument came standard with a 61-note keyboard with velocity and polyphonic aftertouch. The synth also has full MIDI implementation with 12 channels for multitimbral functions. The VFX has a cartridge port as well, for storing sounds onto Ensoniq's proprietary media. 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.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Wave Table
    Oscillators: 6
    Waveforms: ROM, Wave Table
    ROM Resolution: 44.1 kHz
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Fader, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    1 to 6 per voices, 109 wavetable waveforms, speech for wavetable synthesis
    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, Bi-Polar, Freerun, Looping, Monophonic, Offset, Polyphonic, Slope, Triggered, Time
    Envelope Notes::
    3-11-stage envelopes
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Breath Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Portamento
    LFO: 3
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
    LFO Notes::
    1 LFO
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 21
    Timbrality: 12
    Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 60
    Patches ROM: 60
    Multipatches RAM: 20
    Multipatches ROM: 20
    Storage: Tape, Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    24-bit Dual VLSI Multi-Effects: reverb, chorus, flanging, and delay
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Case Details: 61
    Keyboard: 61 keys
    Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Faders, Pedal - Filter, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Patch Change, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 3
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Production
    Year Released: 1989
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] ensoniq.jrwhitesel.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: VFX - convert
    Used Price: $100-$450 - convert
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