All user reviews for the Ensoniq ASR-10
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mitchgeist's review"GREAT SOUNDING SAMPLER"
What's special about the ASR-10 is that it is a sampler using the synthesizer architecture of Ensoniq's classic line of synths from the SD-1 to the ESQ-1. Your samples are stored as part of its WaveSample memory. The ASR-10 can hold 127 WaveSamples, which can also consist of its two multimode digital filters, the LFO, one random noise generator, three envelope generators (hard-wired to the pitch, filter cutoff, and amplitude), and a modulation matrix with 15 routable modulation sources. Up to eight layers of WaveSamples can be combined to create your final sound. In this light, the ASR-10 basically looks like an advanced TranseWave (waveform modulation) synthesizer in which YOU create its WaveSamples!
The ASR-10's sequencer has 16-tracks and with its 31 voices of polyphony you can create some pretty complete musical performances. The sequencer (reminiscent of the SD-1 and VFX-SD workstations) provides real time and looped recording modes, 96 PPQ clock resolution, an auto-locate function, punch in/out, and other useful features. And the ASR-10 can sample while the sequencer is playing. It can store up to 80 sequences or patterns which can be chained into a song (only one song can be in memory).
This is a fantastic keyboard, and it has been a staple in Hip-Hop Production for years! If you enjoy keyboard samplers, don't waste any more time - get this.
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FP User's review
price paid: $550 usd
A drugged monkey can sequence and sample with this thing.....piece of cake!!!
Has great sound quality but it tends to "color" the stuff you put into it a little bit. it has a very warm rich sound which can be hard to match up with say a korg triton if your using it with other machines.
I's built like a friggin tank!! the first day i had it, my buddy dropped it off a shelfe in his room. it put a huge hole in the wall...when i plugged it all in and tested, no problems. a tank i tell you
i couldnt live without it.
originally posted on futureproducers.com
posted by: eleveight ( 1-, 2006)
FP User's review
$2200.00 (us dollars)
That really depends on the person and this board is fairly old now. it does not have the editing features that the new joints have so that may hurt most electronic muscians. this board works with you and not against you. for me.....it lets me express what i need with all the power it has to do so.
for a gig......no way!!!! but then again it depends on the type of music you play.....if you play keys (like in a band or whatnot) then i say yes.....but if you do hip-hop and you play your sequences on this board then you are in big trouble!!! you have to save all things to disk and it takes a few minutes to load all the sounds of a sequence (or song) and that is murder to a hip-hop head! for a live gig (band) you can pre-load all the sounds (up to 8) and then you can swithch between them very easy. never used customer support.
Superb (no real hiss)! it really has no sounds in it but the sounds that came with it are cool to start with (i make hip-hop and new age) but the excellent thing about this is that you can load so many libraries from other models.....so nice! as i said above...the effects are great! i would like more outputs with out the expander (cost like 250 bucks!!) like 16 outs would be ideal....but probably not gonna happen!!!! (lol)
I have used and purchased many a board and nothing really comes close to the asr-10! i have a motif and i dont even mess with it much but to sample from (into the asr) or just use it for background textures and what not. if you are looking to have a tight package for production of hip-hop, this is probably the best on the market still......remember that its near 20 years old (according to the manual)
originally posted on futureproducers.com
posted by: unknown (january 1-, 2003)
FP User's review
1,500 in 1997
The interface is limited but it easily gets the job done. It took me a minute to learn it because it was my first instrument but after you get the hang it's a breeze. The manual has all the answers
It's built like a tank, very solid. I haven't had any problems with the keys/buttons.
The sound is great, it also has a lot of editing possibilities. Resampling at a lower rate, onboard effects, etc.
I tried to sell it once but I got my mind right, It's definitely a classic. My kids will be playing it, I'm keeping mine.
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 7-, 2003)
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frankibeat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Having started her on the MPC3000. I admit I was very unsettled at the beginning of the machine. But ultimately, it's super simple. Just put it in depth. A sampler is a sample and the logic is virtually the same. The machine is very well thought out, the manual is very clear and editing sounds simple enough for what works in the ear.
The big very big highlight of the machine. Me without bragging, I work on almost all new generation and old samplers. In short, asr10 won the Palme d'Or frankly very handily. The sound is cho nice you can put whatever you want it sounds really thunder.
The dynamic is exellent bass boost function of the killings. and the effects are good without exception.
Domage's really our time no one can pull out a machine of this Tramp.
I think it's a machine possessed at least once in their life. The value for money is good, it costs more that expensive in our era and this sampler because of its sound quality explodes all concurence whether soft or hardware. Stuck him in the ass or a asq10 mpc60 for sequenseur seen their derisory price and you have the config I think ultimate in sampling and for the programing of your sounds
radikal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Converter: d after the manual: a asr10 the bottom of the technology is a bit sigma-delta stro surchantillonage factor 64, with d frquence chantillonage choisr between 30 and 44.1 kHz
50 effects algorithms 24-bit rverbs, chorus, flanging, phasing, distortion, delay, simulation ... speakers for use with external sources Rel. kill time.
the asr n not like that too is changed to a disturbing effect, for few seconds it lacks a sound or a begaille half a second ...
memory of 2 mgaoctets, it can add up mgaoctets 16 (a more than adequate)
Audio: 1 Stereo headphone jack output, 2 outputs mono jacks (right and left), 2 x mono jack (right and left) as an option in digital out (rare) and 6 mono outputs (which makes total of 8 mono outputs (its cooler than the headphone output), convenient for multitrack recording studio, just out sync)
PM: 1 in 1 out and a thru.
Optional SCSI connection (super mega important, not misery is ac)
Utility of edition on pc, mac ... I know ...
Gnrale configuration is simple for me, I did beat one of the first full evening.
edition of sounds and effects, easy if you want something normal, after if you want to grow, there are many parameters, some so complex c is the choice.
Manual light, feed, enough, a guy that has the experience will not necessarily need bouquin.ya no wave form and then! the som, has been working to al ear.
The converters provide heat to the claret and samples, sound Rican.
Council, after having sampler: standardize and fupport of the boost: a killing!!
effects and filters are so good that one of these four j vai me pay the Ensoniq DP4. pa damage is kind of moog knobs but hey ..
Dynamic compliance without problem.
15/01/08 I notice that the sound is warmer at the output jack stereo headphone output that spares ... so be it recorded a headphone output or you buy a pre amp tube multitrack.
J has been using about 2 years and I will not let go any time soon.
the sound that kills the squenceur is to forget ...
j had an Akai S2800, nothing to do ... sounds solo taient ds transparent but that has returned to the house mix, a lightweight filter veiled sound aaaaaaaahhhhh am nervait.avec the asr the sounds come out hot and often better optient j mix live out of the bte rather than swing and mix the samples to the result on the PC cold (I cursed the pc, great hardware!). j I as a mpc 3000 which is a squenceur rolls, sound: clear, clear, dynamic but I prfere asr10 of heat, the sudden I connect the two machines, as MPC3000 sequencer, sampler as AS10, keyboard command midi.je talks to pass because I've gained a asq10 d akai, the same as MPC3000 sequencer, can be some diffrence insignifientes because the bone is not the same n and I will sell the mpc 3000 for I used it not the party sampler.
jl I buy 700 euros of ocaz (scsi option, memory full, spares outlets, with a syqwest 270 mb), not expensive at all for the feedback, let go your PC and buy the real stuff. the akai S2800 m had cost 11,000 francs al epoque and n has not reached the ankle of Ensoniq.
the asr al epoque cost a fortune but the people who have had the well-cushioned and still need the use of course.
I would do without this choice hsitations, asr and I c is for life.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Not easy at first but over time becomes ca a breeze to create their samples and tweak the way you want.
The sound is quite warm compared to Akai (cold metal).
Before I used the Akai (S1000, S2000, S3000XL) but I needed a keyboard sampler and I must say do not regret one second my choice! The ASR-10 is at first very robust and "beautiful" for the time he gave all that one could expect from a sampler with built-in effects with extended memory to the max and SCSI the ASR-10 is the top of the samplers. There are a lot of people who say they have problems like blown fuses or bad display, I have personally no problem (we must take care that's all). This is already an "old" but I'm not ready to part with it because it is unique and we do make again of like him.
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Docteur Frog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Among the Samplers / Workstations that have marked their time, the ASR-10 is probably the one that was appreciated by the musicians. He had a sound library (which could stall in ROM) regardless of the RAM, already function upload a sample or a bank with the ignition, the most comprehensive compatibility with SCSI hard drives of the time and above all, unparalleled ergonomics while on versions Keyboards (we agree).
Who made Samplers Keyboards at the time? With E-mu Emax and EmaxII, Dynacord, Kurzweil K2000 with the, with the Casio FZ-1 ... The K2500 was about to go out and put all the professionals agree. But the price delta between an ASR-10 and K2500 gave pride to the RAS.
Even Michel R., producer and husband of Eve Angeli, using three at the same time in 1995. I hope he will forgive me for having appointed. Michael if you read me! ..
Happiness. Nothing to add with all that was said.
Brass and Drums rarely equaled. Found elsewhere in the ZR76 ROM.
I always liked this machine. I had one. What has always fascinated me is how the musicians could accumulate ASR10 ASR er-Rack, while many others Samplers existed at the time. In fact from 1990 to 1995 there were two schools. The AKAIens and ENSONIQiens. Although it sold many of Emax and EmaxII Paris (cuckoo CMDM and Francis M.) but it was more a nostalgic relationship with EmulatorII or III to the peculiarity of the Emax, although supplanted the market dynamics, but not in sound quality.
It was on the point that ASR-10 has built its reputation.
Subtlety and dynamics.
You forgive me for dessert ...
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sp7's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
except that the input / output board his fragile
The config is simple
The edition is also
the manual is well done with lots of tips and advice sampler etc ...
edit of 07/05/07: received them crashes when using the sequencer with the simultaneous sound edition: error 129 ...> not too much torture machine
APRS a little over 6 months of use
I mainly used the sampler to sample in mic or line
and closure and Standardization (easy and high quality sound). Then I backup disk and I transfer to a E5000 ultra Emu To create the preset bank and stocks on the hd of the emu
I prefer to trigger the samples of the fawn and the asr then rutiliser
as multi fx send return
The converters are hot, the sound is enjoyable and well Dfine trs
the samples have a color and a slight grain "nasal" individuals close to the E-mu ESI that I possd 4000.
multi fx is really good trs: reverbs, delays, distos, simulated amp, chorus, flanger, phaser, eq, comp, de-esser.
possibility of multi fx for some patch like: delay, chorus or delay, phaser etc.
the editing parameters are complete at a glance the effects section is an integral part of sound creation and is not a gadget.
There is also a resonant filter Fx diskette waveboys edite by which the quality is excellent.
The momentum is clearly very satisfactory.
a musical point of view can have a whole set CRER percussions, bass, pads, leads
I've had three months
most: sound, fxs
Cons: * The system sometimes crashes and bug (error 129 ---> reboot?) necessarily save work often.
* Fragile floor of sampling (too little to the clipping circuit hs).
* The machine weighs 20Kg which requires some logistics for the transport )
Q / p: 400 euro bought used but the floor Hs sampling after 2 months not happy because he daut have between 200 and 300 euros for a repair.
du11/02/07 edition: in fact it was the fuse that sampling had dropped, they are replaced and works well!
against access by fuses requiring disassembly of the motherboard ... fragile and dlicat
I intend to keep this machine, but if I had the funds I will opt for a computerized config with a sound card or Motu and Digidesign type software with a sampling sequencer but it will be as ergonomics ais impeccable and transportation, however I think that this solution does not exist yet or it's the custom.
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