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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I have a SyQuest SyJet 1. There is a connector that connects board 2 to board 3. Here is the transwave list: Date Produced – 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.

I cleaned it up and updated the OS chips. Several soft buttons are intermittently non-functional, From the VFX mailing list: Like ribbon cable length issues etc. The VFX has 21 voices of polyphony. Its sample ROM includes a set of transwaves that can be used for a wave sequencing synthesis. This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form.

But will I have trouble with this? There’s even a built-in bit VLSI dual effects processor with manusl, chorus, flanging, and delay.


Keyboard – 61 keys velocity and polyphonic aftertouch.

What do I do? I removed all the keys, This is a professional quality sequencer with 25, note capacity expandable to 75, and it holds up to 60 sequences and songs. The VFX has a standard note keyboard with velocity and polyphonic aftertouch.

Over patches, 3. They then thought it was the cable that goes from board 1 to the motherboard.

This was a good thing since the VFX was plagued by bugs during its early years and there were several subsequent OS enosniq released by Ensoniq, the most recent of which can still be downloaded. The VFX has a cartridge port as well, for storing sounds onto Ensoniq’s proprietary media.

ENSONIQ VFX Musician’s Manual

Over time and use, the keyboard begins to sag a vfz bit and this connector eventually starts to corrode get dirtycome loose and the like. Polyphony – 21 voices.

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. When buying a used VFX you should know about this and be certain that the keyboard you buy has had this done. From the VFX mailing list:.

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.


Functions fine except for one dead key the E in the octave above middle C. Ensoniq has determined that hard-wiring that connection solves the problem. A disk originally shipped with ensniq VFX-SD full of pre-sequenced drum patterns to get you going or inspired!

Ensoniq Corporation – VFX-SD – Musician’s Manual

Manual Download the original owner’s manual from SoundProgramming. The VFX contains a set of 17 transwaves that can be used for wave sequencing. Wavetable has waveforms multi-sampled acoustic instruments, sustained waveforms, mznual and inharmonic structures. The first problem they thought was the solder flux thing which would be on board 1.

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The synth also has full MIDI implementation with 12 channels for multitimbral functions. View the ensoiq thread. They were told by Ensoniq to power-cycle seven times, always turning off the machine at a particular point in the power-up sequence.