Ensoniq MR61

Ensoniq MR61

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MR61, Digital Synth from Ensoniq.

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Ensoniq MR61 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ensoniq
  • Model: MR61
  • Category: Digital Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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Ensoniq MR61 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %

Narber's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ensoniq MR61
The number of owners increases DX5

Well, who can tell me how to come out of this Midi bcane
a volume signal (Control Volume pedal) for other synths and expanders.


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It is an old machine but good


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17mllsCDvendus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ensoniq MR61
It's a workstation.
The MR 61, 5 octave keyboard lightweight (Type sinth and MR 76, 7 octaves keyboard type heavy (and of good quality, even when FATAR!).
Pitch and modulation controllers facade, with sustain pedals provided.
Conection: Output jack Stereo Main and Aux (Exellentes!). Midi in / out and through. Footswitch and sustain pedals. Headset (Trs bad!)
Sons: 14MB of samples in ROM expansion cards + 3 EXP 1 / 2 & 3;
- Real World 24MB - 24MB Electro Dance - Acoustic Set (I think?) 14-MO.
Several waveforms and architecture by Layers (Up to 16!) "Sculpt" the sound, and most his trs good (even when some ways, what Workstation does not sound means - A Apart Kursweil may be?), and to see some of the great MUST! Drumsets & appliances, saxophones, organs, acoustic instruments in the Real World (That I), so on ....... And it seems that the card Electro Dance kills!
I actively research trs Besides, if you have any info / Downpipe ...
Effects: 40 + 10 inserts global reverb (3 levels of routing in the squenceur) + 10 global chorus.
Is 1 + insert a reverb (lvl 3) + 1 chorus concurrent users by squence.
These effects cover all styles and are ditables.
USISING software provided to import and work on songs from PC via floppy disks.
64 voice polyphony dynamic. It's amazing the number of events to cash it, can have a trs complex instrumentation and just listen to the DMOS grafted report.
16-track sequencer (Caneaux pm), 65000 notes. 24 parts by three banks. Mixing with automation.


This machine is a MODEL of ergonomics and conviviality all without sacrificing the ability or performance. No other manufacturer has done as well I think that level until aujourd'huit.
Everything is on hand, just the fupport or it takes to do what you want, and RFLEX coming soon!
The IDE is great Ida Pad, which stores and catalogs always what we play. At the balance recoute have a button that you love in squenceur and hop on tavaille! TOP!
The diffrent ditions of sounds and effects are deprecated but not childish, far from the - is a powerful machine srieuse - and lots of fun!
When the manual is standard and xaustif too, not - not lourding ... But hey, even when the machine is full ...


The richness and quality sound gnrale can really get all the styles, especially with the expansion cards. I have the Real World and the number of pieces djas trs DIFFERENT I did, and with his personal property on most of my Creations, is pretty impressive .. .
The effects are ffective trs, - They are among the best I've heard about this kind of machine is still valid aujourd'huit - they fuzent with sounds, it really does is to: throw anything ...
The sounds are expressive trs, vraimments "living". This is one of the main quality of the machine that are Specific grain well. Hot ass rich, gnral practitioner.
My sound prfre: Kits beats / electro - they kill well arranged, beautiful pianos, beautiful hyper dynamic organ, sax solo that rips the face cloths bewitching sounds of instrumentals / world acoustic ralistes superb and a good tone percussion ultra ... In short, djas a lot of good things, and I do not have
EXP 2 & 3!


I have this jewelry from 5 / 6 years, and many things for him. This performance gnrales alli its extreme user-friendly are a must in the genre! Also his "stamp I like", with good arrangements in finalizing a collection outdoor work, have vraimment can make pure sound ...
I ssay a Korg Triton gnration the first era, which I liked least of EMBL. I even tried a Kursweil K2500 - Of course it is a machine that must be brilliant! - But I prfr the extreme conviviality of MR.
This is a machine that insite dcuple compose and often inspiration. When have a minimum of talent even if it is only a trs good machine!

la.boulanderie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ensoniq MR61
Old keyboard soft workstation 61 keys (very)
Recording data on disks
Integrated drum machine
Automatic recording of everything that plays
Many buttons to directly call sounds, effects, etc.


All the ergonomics of this device is amazing. It has not been better since. You can program sequences quickly and turn a piece. The programmed beats are organized by style and works as an arranger fill in with.
Defects today is all that is communication with the outside. The sequencer does not synchronize properly with such a recorder in record mode (a black shift it requires to keep a high concentration) but after reading this is correct. Anyway excellent workstation when used alone.


The highlight of this device is the quality and warmth of sound. The samples are not necessarily of great quality at the base but with the effects it becomes insane. It's been 5 years I am looking to buy a new synthesizer (medium range) and all products that come out today sounds less (the latest Korg is a crying next to the MR 61.
The organs are good. There is a piano and a piano E very correct, sounds and keyboards are perfect and very different (we can do without worry of Pink Floyd). There are also very good guitars.


It's an old camera that does not all may be the current characteristics. It is also true Ensoniq is gone and you can have problems with customer service but for me it runs for 11 years without worry. I never tire of the sounds that I find still relevant. In my opinion an opportunity not to be missed if the price is right.

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