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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ENSONIQ VFX Musician’s Manual

Functions fine except for one dead key the E in the octave above middle C. I removed all the keys, Wavetable has waveforms multi-sampled acoustic instruments, sustained waveforms, harmonic and inharmonic structures. The VFX keyboard problems can be solved by the hardwired keyboard fix. This allowed Ensoniq to provide new operating systems that you could load in real easily. View the discussion thread. Ensoniq ESQ-1 models – are parts generally interchangeable?

The VFX has a cartridge port as well, for storing sounds onto Ensoniq’s proprietary media. A disk originally shipped with the VFX-SD full of pre-sequenced drum patterns to get you going or inspired!

The VFX contains a set of 17 transwaves that can be used for wave sequencing. Under the keyboard proper, there are 3 circuit boards that control the poly-key tm pressure. My VFX won’t initialize. From the VFX mailing list: There’s even a built-in bit VLSI dual effects processor with reverb, chorus, flanging, and delay. When buying a used VFX you should know about this and be certain that the keyboard you buy has had this done.


This is a professional quality sequencer with 25, note capacity expandable to 75, and it holds up to 60 sequences and nesoniq. See below for download link. The first problem they thought was the solder flux thing which would be on board 1.

Ensoniq VFX | Sound Programming

Its sample ROM includes a set of transwaves that can be used for a wave sequencing synthesis. A single patch can contain up to 6 of waves in its ROM memory that can be combined and layered. Like ribbon cable length issues etc. What do I do? 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. They were told by Ensoniq to power-cycle seven times, always turning off the machine at a particular point in the power-up sequence.

There is a connector that connects board 2 to board 3. WAV samples are available ensobiq freewavesamples. Envelopes – 3 stage envelopes. Oscillators – 1 to 6 per voice. It can combine up to 6 waveforms in a single patch, resulting in some complex layered sounds. 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 ennsoniq conga-hi tamborine.

Ensoniq Corporation – VFX – Owner’s Manual

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. Here is the transwave list: Several soft buttons are intermittently non-functional, But will Vvx have trouble with this?


Ensoniq has determined that hard-wiring that connection solves the problem. Polyphony – 21 voices. Someone had the problem that the display would come up, and then only partially draw the “initializing” message, and then hang. Keyboard – 61 keys velocity and polyphonic aftertouch.

Follow the instructions below only if you know what you’re doing. I’m mahual to swap out my cart reader with one from ebay.

From the VFX mailing list:. Manual This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form. 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.

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.

Manual Download the original owner’s manual from SoundProgramming. This is one of those manuals that was impossible to find on the ‘net in digital form. I have a SyQuest SyJet 1. Date Produced –