Ensoniq ESQ1

Did you know that Robert Yannes, co-founder of Ensoniq was the creative mind behind the Commodore’s 64 chip SID? After that experience, he started Ensoniq and made this super synth Here we are with one of my favourite synths all the time, the Ensoniq ESQ1. There are two versions with keyboard, the metal body version and […]

Emu Emulator II

E-mu Emulator II

  The Emu’s Big boy. It was designed by Dave Rossum and released in the eighties. I’m saying Big Boy mainly for its dimensions and weight. When you see one for first time, you may not believe how big and Heavyweight is, but it is. In the photos, it looks like much more smaller than this mammoth! 🙂 Then, […]

TB-303 tempo knob

Roland TB-303

 The classic monosynth. Anything sounds like this. There are a lot of clones trying to imitate  its sound, but they are just different. The reason?? Well, it’s complicated to say, but there are some key points in my opinion: Its distinctive analog step sequencer, the original calibration by Roland engineers, some components that they are not in stock again, […]