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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The VFX has a cartridge port as well, for storing sounds onto Ensoniq’s proprietary media.

Keyboard fnsoniq 61 keys velocity and polyphonic aftertouch. This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form. Oscillators – 1 to 6 per voice. Envelopes – 3 stage envelopes.

They were told by Ensoniq to power-cycle seven times, always turning off the machine at a particular point in the power-up sequence. See below for download link.

Manual This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form. The synth also has full MIDI implementation with 12 channels for vx functions. The VFX has 21 voices of polyphony.

Ensoniq VFX | Sound Programming

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.


A disk originally shipped with the VFX-SD full of pre-sequenced drum patterns to get you going or inspired! 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 Manua, the most recent of which can still be downloaded.

Ensoniq has determined that hard-wiring that connection solves the problem. The first problem they thought was the solder flux thing which would be on board 1.

ENSONIQ VFX Musician’s Manual

Several soft buttons manuao intermittently non-functional, My VFX won’t initialize. The VFX contains a set of 17 transwaves that can be used for wave sequencing. From the VFX mailing list:. 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. A single patch can contain up to 6 gfx waves in its ROM memory that can be combined and layered.

This is a professional quality sequencer with 25, note capacity expandable to 75, and it holds up to 60 sequences and songs. Polyphony – 21 voices. Here is the transwave list: WAV samples are available on freewavesamples. There is a connector that connects board 2 to board 3. What do I do? Talking about the plastic and metal case models. The VFX has a standard note keyboard with velocity and polyphonic aftertouch.


Like ribbon cable length issues etc. 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.

It can combine up to 6 waveforms in a single patch, resulting in some complex layered sounds. From the VFX mailing list: I have a SyQuest SyJet 1.

Wavetable has waveforms multi-sampled acoustic instruments, sustained waveforms, harmonic and inharmonic structures. Manual Download the original owner’s manual from SoundProgramming. The VFX is the first all-digital synthesizer created by Ensoniq. Functions fine except for one dead key the E in the octave above middle C.

View the discussion thread. But will I have trouble with this? Ensoniq ESQ-1 models – are parts generally interchangeable? Over time and use, the keyboard begins to sag a little bit and this connector eventually starts to corrode get dirtycome loose and the like.