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Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby DLovas » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:25 am

I just recently purchased a fully working Ensoniq Fizmo (with the Power Fix)

anything to know bout it?
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby Sir Ruff » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:37 am

I heard it can do a mean brass sound :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby Alex E » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:01 am

Only good for dubstep wobbles. That's about it. Oh yeah, brass is ok too.
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby DLovas » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:38 am

Alex E wrote:Only good for dubstep wobbles. That's about it. Oh yeah, brass is ok too.



That is complete nonsense.... If anything (based on every source I've visited and based on demos I've heard) the synth excels at creating very spacey , digital sounding moving pads and other very unique sounds... Brass? Im not sur if you guys are talking bout the right synth. Anyhow thanks for your input - here's a demo vid I found of the sort of sounds I plan to create

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJp9g7Aknsk

Now tell me it's only good for " dub step bass". :lol:
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby Alex E » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:07 pm

It is. I have (2) rack Fizmos and I use them for simultaneous dubstep wobbles and hard trance leads. You know, "Vengeance" stuff. The fizmo was also used by tiesto and scooter for those anthemic "hands up" stabs. Virus TI, eat your heart out.
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby DLovas » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:12 pm

Alex E wrote:It is. I have (2) rack Fizmos and I use them for simultaneous dubstep wobbles and hard trance leads. You know, "Vengeance" stuff. The fizmo was also used by tiesto and scooter for those anthemic "hands up" stabs. Virus TI, eat your heart out.


Alright - but when I said nonsense I was referring to when you said that was ALL that it was good for. No hostility here sorry if you misinterpreted my statement.
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby visceralvoids » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:05 pm

Did you get the keyboard version or the rack version? Seems like this synth could keep anyone up for weeks. I would definetly check out the arpeggiator, since there's over a hundred patterns and they are all editable. Not too many synths come with editable preset arp patterns, or 8 LFOs and noise for each OSC for that matter.

Ensoniq is really cool, I've been exploring their synths alot lately after seeing/hearing what Skinny Puppy did with the ESQ1. When I was into symphonic black metal one of my favorite bands used a Ensoniq SD as their main synth on their first album.
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby rhino » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:28 pm

maybe we need a "Sarcasm/humor/chain-jearking" warning smiley.
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby DLovas » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:46 pm

visceralvoids wrote:Did you get the keyboard version or the rack version? Seems like this synth could keep anyone up for weeks. I would definetly check out the arpeggiator, since there's over a hundred patterns and they are all editable. Not too many synths come with editable preset arp patterns, or 8 LFOs and noise for each OSC for that matter.

Ensoniq is really cool, I've been exploring their synths alot lately after seeing/hearing what Skinny Puppy did with the ESQ1. When I was into symphonic black metal one of my favorite bands used a Ensoniq SD as their main synth on their first album.


Keyboard version - I just like programMing sounds on keys better - and with this synth I plan to program for hours. :)


rhino wrote:maybe we need a "Sarcasm/humor/chain-jearking" warning smiley.


Maybe we do.
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby tallowwaters » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:02 am

rhino wrote:maybe we need a "Sarcasm/humor/chain-jearking" warning smiley.


Maybe we need a "I just bought a synth, tell me what to do with it" emoticon.

Anyways, find the Sounddiver editor, it's the only way you can get at some of the envelope controls, FX controls (the FX are pretty awesome), etc. To me, the Fizmo was like a Nord Modular - somewhat editable away from the computer, but had much more gratifying control through the GUI. I miss mine from time to time, but it was such a red headed stepchild, it was a bit much most of the time. And that fucking tiny display...
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby DLovas » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:18 am

tallowwaters wrote:
rhino wrote:maybe we need a "Sarcasm/humor/chain-jearking" warning smiley.


Maybe we need a "I just bought a synth, tell me what to do with it" emoticon.

Anyways, find the Sounddiver editor, it's the only way you can get at some of the envelope controls, FX controls (the FX are pretty awesome), etc. To me, the Fizmo was like a Nord Modular - somewhat editable away from the computer, but had much more gratifying control through the GUI. I miss mine from time to time, but it was such a red headed stepchild, it was a bit much most of the time. And that fucking tiny display...


I do indeed own sounddiver - I know that I can choose from a lot of synths on the sounddiver install menu - if I just navigate to the Fizmo, will that Make me able to do the things you speak of? I haven't really used sounddiver much other than to store patches for the Jp and the an1x
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby Sir Ruff » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:24 am

tallowwaters wrote:
rhino wrote:maybe we need a "Sarcasm/humor/chain-jearking" warning smiley.


Maybe we need a "I just bought a synth, tell me what to do with it" emoticon.


Yup...
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby space6oy » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:07 am

that IS probably this forum's biggest problem, short run of emoticons... :facepalm:
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby Cybercardinal » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:03 pm

Alex E wrote:Only good for dubstep wobbles. That's about it. Oh yeah, brass is ok too.



:lol: That is nonsense

But that display :pissed:
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Re: Bought an Ensoniq Fizmo - tips tricks?

Postby tallowwaters » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:49 pm

DLovas wrote:
tallowwaters wrote:
rhino wrote:maybe we need a "Sarcasm/humor/chain-jearking" warning smiley.


Maybe we need a "I just bought a synth, tell me what to do with it" emoticon.

Anyways, find the Sounddiver editor, it's the only way you can get at some of the envelope controls, FX controls (the FX are pretty awesome), etc. To me, the Fizmo was like a Nord Modular - somewhat editable away from the computer, but had much more gratifying control through the GUI. I miss mine from time to time, but it was such a red headed stepchild, it was a bit much most of the time. And that fucking tiny display...


I do indeed own sounddiver - I know that I can choose from a lot of synths on the sounddiver install menu - if I just navigate to the Fizmo, will that Make me able to do the things you speak of? I haven't really used sounddiver much other than to store patches for the Jp and the an1x



Not sure, I just had the Sounddiver editor specific to the Fizmo. Why not try it and tell us?
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