This page contains information about the Owner’s Manual for the VFX from Ensoniq Corporation. This page contains information about the Musician’s Manual for the VFX-SD from Ensoniq Corporation. This Manual is copyrighted and all rights are reserved by ENSONIQ Corp. * ENSONIQ, VFX, Dynamic Component Synthesis, TransWave, EPS, and Poly-Key .

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It can combine up to 6 waveforms in a single patch, resulting in some complex layered sounds. Date Produced – I’m going to swap out my cart reader with one from ebay.

This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form. One thing that’s kind of quirky, the sequencer’s operating system gets loaded into the instrument’s RAM memory from floppy disk they replaced the bulky and proprietary cartridges of the VFX with a standard 3. The first problem they thought was the solder flux thing which would be on board 1.

The synth also has full MIDI implementation with 12 channels for multitimbral functions.

The VFX contains a set of 17 transwaves that can be used for wave sequencing. Like ribbon cable length issues etc. The VFX is the first all-digital synthesizer created by Ensoniq.

Follow the instructions below only if you know what you’re doing. I removed all the keys, The VFX is a digital synth, and its filter is pretty weak but the VFX makes some sweet strings and textural sounds but ensonlq won’t be very handy for any ” meaty drum and bass sounds. I cleaned it up and updated the OS chips. Manual This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form.


I have a SyQuest SyJet 1. This is a professional quality sequencer with 25, note capacity expandable to 75, and it holds up to 60 sequences and songs. WAV samples are available on freewavesamples. Over patches, 3. From the VFX mailing list: My VFX won’t initialize. Keyboard – 61 keys ensonkq and polyphonic aftertouch.

Wavetable has waveforms multi-sampled acoustic instruments, sustained waveforms, harmonic and inharmonic structures. The VFX has a cartridge port as well, for storing sounds onto Ensoniq’s proprietary media. Several soft buttons are intermittently non-functional, Advanced and analog-like synth parameters including its dual multi-mode digital filters, three stage envelopes, LFO, and 15 modulation sources allow you to further shape and morph your sounds. Vxf VFX has a standard note keyboard with velocity and polyphonic aftertouch.

Talking about the plastic and metal case models. Over time and use, the ensonuq begins to sag a little bit and this connector eventually starts to corrode ensnoiq dirtycome loose and the like.

Ensoniq ESQ-1 models – are parts generally interchangeable? When buying a used VFX you should know about this and be certain that the keyboard you buy has had this done. Oscillators – 1 to 6 per voice. This gfx Ensoniq to provide new operating systems that you could load in real easily. Its sample ROM includes a set of transwaves that can be used for a wave sequencing synthesis.

The VFX has 21 voices of polyphony. This was a good thing since the VFX was plagued by bugs during its early years and there were several subsequent OS versions released by Ensoniq, the most recent of which can still be downloaded.


See below for download link. They then thought it was the cable that goes from board 1 to the motherboard. Someone had the problem that the display would come up, and then only partially draw the “initializing” message, and then hang.

Manual Download the original owner’s manual from SoundProgramming. They were told by Ensoniq to power-cycle seven times, always turning off the machine at a particular point in the power-up sequence. What do I do? Functions fine except for one dead key the E in the octave above middle C.

Ensoniq Corporation – VFX-SD – Musician’s Manual

From the VFX mailing list:. Here is the transwave list: Envelopes – 3 stage envelopes.

The VFX keyboard problems can be solved by the hardwired keyboard fix. Ennsoniq single patch can contain up to 6 of waves in its ROM memory that can be combined and layered. But will I have trouble with this?

ENSONIQ VFX Musician’s Manual

A disk originally shipped with the VFX-SD full of pre-sequenced drum patterns to get you going or inspired! DRUM-SOUND MULTI-DRUM gate-kick all-perc room-kick all-drums gate-snare kick-drms rim-snare snar-drms close-hat hi-hats open-hat cymbals ride-cymb tom-toms dry-tom-l percusson dry-tom-h dry-toms gat-tom-l room-toms gat-tom-h gate-toms rm-tom-l congas rm-tom-h std-kit timbale gated-kit conga-lo room-kit conga-hi tamborine. Under the keyboard proper, there are 3 circuit boards that control the poly-key tm pressure.