Ensoniq VFX

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VFX, Digital Synth from Ensoniq in the VFX series.

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

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Ensoniq VFX user reviews

Average Score:3.6( 3.6/5 based on 4 reviews )
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bb dreamer11/07/2003

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

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- What kind of keyboard (synth piano ...)? How many octaves?

5-octave keyboard, nimble keys, and pressure sensitivity paramtrable VLOC. It is equipped with polyphonic aftertouch dun, which is used to control the pressure note by note. I like the User master keyboard for over 10 years: no buttons and dfectueuses laftertouch still works, so I think lon can Whereas the keyboard is of good quality trs.

- What Controller (pitch, modulation, sustain ...)?

The VFX is fitted dune wheel pitch bend and modulation, as well as patch-select buttons 2 are DIFFERENT utiliss to select groups of channels in a same program.

- What connection (Audio, MIDI, pedals ...)?

2 output jacks, a headphone output.
Midi in / out / thru.
A jack PDAL / hp for the pedals optional CVP-1.
A footswitch input jack to connect the pedals or optional SW-1 SW-5.

- How many sounds effects? What styles? Are ditables?

Ditables 60 sounds in internal RAM + 60 + 60 rom other than lon cartridge can store on
22 deffets algorithms combined (reverbs, chorus, flanger, delay, rotary, distortion).

- Via a utility for Mac / PC?

The intrt trs is relative since the control interface is very well Designed VFX.

- What is polyphony? ...

21 tracks, 12 multitimbral channels


- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?

Yes, the system settings nont not rocket science.

- The edition sound effects or is it easy?

Yes, there is no more than 2 pages per ddition buttons.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Yes, we can do without the manual quickly.


- The sounds they agree your style of music?

Yes and No. ..

No to the presets that are Dusina got my inintressants see unnecessary, given what I'm looking for my compositions.

YES, if one takes the trouble to program the sounds, then the grave has become more INTERESTED!

- Are they ralistes?

They taient good for lpoque (late 80). Today, the flutes, organs, electric pianos and sax are all usable but is level ism nest in no way comparable to major banks facing multi-sampled sounds that lon is TODAY hui.

To me, everything just so intrtrside in programming sounds non practitioner.

- The effects are they effective and responsive?

Yes! especially the chorus 8 votes, flanger, rotary speaker, and reverbs are excellent! ny quil damage have not lalgorithme the phaser. The bcanne is fitted the same DSP as the famous DP4. The algorithms are ditable, programmable, and scalable routable in real time, although less numerous than on the effect of multi-brand, the effects are good trs.

- The expression is good? (Raction VLOC the aftertouch)?

Well yes! same excellent!

- What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest? ...

Waves as the basic sine / triangle / square are really fat and bring the body to the sound. Other forms donde PCM type strings, brass, bass, percussion or inharmonic, and the samples Transwave (donde spectral variation modular forms) and the Multi-wave which is a form capable of reproducing donde all forms donde contained in the machine, one after the other, in what sense nimporte, with the possibility to start and finish nimporte how to add memory hum complment rcratif good!

For the possibility of synthse, there is roughly from 3 envelopes, 1 LFO (7 forms donde) and two filters (PB and PH is effective all) by its many paramtres are flexible in real time. Synthse part is actually almost identical to that lasr10.

With a little dimagination, we can then get absolutely dmentielles puique textures are available by 6 gnrateurs of his program, and it is possible dempiler up three programs in one preset ... this synth is well suited for particulirement explorations type large textures layers and curls. The Multiwave Transwave and are consumed without modration.


- What is the particular feature you like best and least?


SOUND! .. Hot, the characters, typical analog, in short it is enjoyable loreille trs and thus contributes normment mlodique Linspire. Jai OF USE used for a lot of software in my compositions, but it must be said the quen-term sound and musical we are in another dimension!
Lalim pretty hot, which is made enjoyable in winter PERIOD!

A minimum:

A bit of breath out. Some keyboards have sries known calibration problem, but I dont ever known to crash for me.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

Yes. The models of lpoque all in the same price range, but dx11 javais an earlier ana see anything.

- How do you report qualitprix?

In 1990, the synth my cot almost 3000 Euros. The hill is today doccasion between 200 and 400 euro because its a little-known synth. The report qualitprix is ​​unbeatable!

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

Of course
Fred JY07/06/2005

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

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21 voice polyphony, knowing that each sound can stack up to six oscillators, it is a little short compared to the current criteria. Similarly, the bank waveform is slightly reduced, but the quality is there. It lacks a resonant filter and there would be perfect! The multi effect is of good quality, I love the rotary distal-etc ...


The edition is clear. Copy and paste the parameter groups can move quickly in creating the sounds, as long as we know where we go. Attention synth fragile. I got to big fears (sound bank cleared one hour before a show, anyone?) Since then, he has not left the studio (I'm not too good on stage, they're not alone) . A recurring bug related to the calibration of the keyboard, but nothing serious. And the damn battery should be changed ...


There, I crack: it is a treat. Not so much the sampled waveforms, rather good, but my Roland module is both more varied and above. But the synthesis TRANSWAVE, ie with synthetic waveforms that evolve over time, the walk for those who love the analog sound. This is my favorite synth for a long time, for its originality. A warm and even a little dirty without the digital grain harsh for the ears. Analog sounds are excellent, but the organ sounds (like Hammond) helped by the multi-purpose, are great!


I know this is not the average of my notes, but the emotional I would put 10, because if it broke down (sniff!), I would look for another (or perhaps a fizmo, I have never heard but which only the TRANSWAVE).

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

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ENSONIQ logic really great


So easy to use


Digital sound that sends a monstrous mash, what HIS !!!!!


But voila, problem of calibration of the keyboard, c the most common failure on this synth, which frankly is monstrous, I have had for a week and I'm sorry but your not shit to re-synth like ?????? It explodes the current synth, the sound is not large powerful narrow ......

Jm61.04's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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The VFXSD was a beast ... but today, it remains in the dust in the attic. sounds big, 24-track sequencer OK, Bugs and bugs and re-re-re-bugs ... crashes on stage, crashing to the composition, ... Imagine the heads of other group members when, after a several hours tavail all is lost and re ... galleys kids ...
Currently I have given up, after contacting several stores, the importer can not get parts, ... more correct display and now it's nothing to the ignition. Bought a keyboard for the early 90s at a cost of 140,000 Belgian F ...

But it was really a beast ...







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