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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 13 reviews )
 11 reviews85 %
 1 user review8 %
Audience: Advanced users Value For Money : Excellent
MulToR12/30/2005

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

Ensoniq ASR-10
The ASR-10 sampler is the last of the famous American firm which became widely known with the Mirage and then the Eps 16 and 16 +.
5 octave keyboard PolyKey / 2 to 16 MB Ram / 30 Sampling and 44.1 Khz / 50 Effects / Resampling Direct / integrated 16-track sequencer / Scsi - optional on the keyboard version (sniff) / ...

UTILIZATION

Usage is relatively simple, fast and intuitive. The huge manual that is very rarely need to be consulted. Ergonomics has been studied in Ensoniq! J'vous to say. Yet few buttons to very many functions. Using the sequencer is an example of simplicity and efficiency. Ditto for the sampling or application of effects. The creation of loops is a breeze with a little practice. This sampler of 1992 is comparable to competitors in this area even today.
My only regret: that damn 1.44 MB floppy drive that I can not obviously be replaced by nothing more powerful (ZIP, CD, HD) because I do not have the famous SP-3 SCSI interface that was an option. Those who have one to offer me are welcome;)

SOUNDS

What you say? You save yourself all you want in this gem.
We speak often of the "big sound Ensoniq". I can not tell you too, I have tried as Ensoniq. However the brand has a very famous and important library of sounds available on the Internet and then party the benefit of the sampler is that it is unlimited. In addition to the happy owners of a SCSI interface (sniff), they can no longer access the sound Akai and Roland with the OS version 3. And now everything is converted from one format to another while ... Only limit to 16 MB of memory that are "only" a little over 4 minutes at 44.1 Khz.

OVERALL OPINION

I have this wonder since its release in late 1992, I wanted to buy an EPS16 +, but this new model was coming so ... I broke my piggy bank. I think it is still great today. And as I rediscovered because I acquired from quality materials. No more than 2 micro balls. I have a microphone that allows me to realize quality recordings, a sound card that allows me to put any input what I want and I just received yesterday my 16 MB from the States. Is more than.
Seriously, even today after the evolution of PC, virtual instruments, sequencers ...
he always manages both the ASR and did not fade before the competition. It is a real "Home Studio" on its own: sampling / sequencing / effects.
My only regret is not having SCSI and my fear is that it breaks down: when to repair this gem today and at what price?
Getaurel07/25/2003

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

Ensoniq ASR-10
Better to have the box output spares and 16 mo ​​if it is stretched ...
Lethal effect processor: As a DP4
A unique grain and filters breathtaking.
MIDI AND MULTI MODE!

UTILIZATION

Not really need the manual, but some manipulations are complicated to understand.
Effects management is ingrable derrire without resampling, unless you have spares outputs!

SOUNDS

This machine has a big sound amricain but you have to choose their samples.
Just because you have an ASR 10 you have the sound Daft Punk, there must be adequate and sound mastering the art of "Resampling"

OVERALL OPINION

My MPC 3000 Drumtracks a pilot and my ASR 10, I threw my computer and I m'clate like crazy!
I think I found the perfect setting for any productreur rhythmic rap or electronica.
In any case it is the configuration that I have adopted.
Jerome baur04/21/2003

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

Ensoniq ASR-10
Machine for his extraordinary capabilities as well as sound like a little home studio nomad.
24-bit effects can transform a simple in its rich texture.
16 MB memory is low, but following the use of scne or in the studio they allow
install kits comfortable.
The connection to the SCSI kit is prfrable recess.

UTILIZATION

The approach and the interface is a joy may be made from certain pages. tool is a real musician. for those who like to get their hands dirty or those who never opened the hood it is possible to create and transform it
will the sound and size. the shipping for me is intuitive and the manual is well done. Also today a wealth of information is available on the net.

SOUNDS

The sound of the ASR proven and renames through the ads and sites are: THE BIG SOUND.
the dynamics of this machine is really thundering.
MRIT of rotary filters.

OVERALL OPINION

Since his beginners around 1992. I like the Swiss Army knife ct this sampler. downside for the weight scne
volatile memory and without the option ROM. the machine is robust, when I think of km I did with it.
the keyboard is good trs and the yield curves vlocits matre in a studio as a key driver Matra and other synth or samplers. Obviously it expensive for the trs silent era but since 92 is a pice rest matress
in my config and the sound of my compositions.