Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

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Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Postby Tiger Jackson » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:32 pm

I've been wanting to ask this. The ensoniqs are easier to program, selectable wave forms, while the DX's it's like you sculpt your own sounds from scratch kinda. But do either have any more capabilities (sound wise mostly) over the other?
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Re: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Postby meatballfulton » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:28 am

SQ80 has polyphonic aftertouch.

Both Ensoniqs have an analog filter.

Both Ensoniqs are multitimbral.
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Re: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Postby Big Gnome » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:51 am

E/SQs and DX7s are completely different machines; both have capabilities the other lacks. I see you have an ESQ-1 and a DX100 (which I know, I know, is 4-op, but 6-op FM isn't any different, there's just more components to work with), so you should be able to determine their relative strengths and weaknesses fairly well yourself.
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Re: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Postby Pro5 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:21 am

...But DX7 is from another world and has infinite sounds (and is a classic and has a great keybed AND can even sound analogish when you know how). :D
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Re: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Postby max badwan » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:17 am

Pro5 wrote:...But DX7 is from another world and has infinite sounds (and is a classic and has a great keybed AND can even sound analogish when you know how). :D

I concur...
The Ensoniqs are very easy to program, but if you get some DX editing software ( I used to use a CX-5m and later Steinberg Synthworks on an Atari) they are just as easy to program once you get your head around FM.
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Re: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Postby xanadu97 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:52 pm

I want both of them :D
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Re: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Postby Big Gnome » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:27 am

Now you're talkin'... ;)
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Re: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Postby philip » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:32 pm

sq80 is a fantastic machine, capable of almost everything. it's still amaze me after so many years
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