I don't care what anyone says, the sequencer is a breeze. VERY easy to create sequences and link them in song mode. The interface is small but it is all business. No graphics, but it gets your ears in shape (like they should be!).. Once again Very easy to use. I had a few bangers before I even cracked the manual which is also written very straight forward.
Very warm sound. Crunchy snares, strong kicks. It has that 12 bit sound to it although I would say it is somehow warmer and cleaner than say an Sp-1200..The sound is uniqe, once you become familiar with it you will hear it i=on many classic hip-hop records.
Tough to say... This peice is built to last, but it is getting a little buggy. Factoring in the fact that this thing has literally been being used since it's original purchase in '88 I think it's held up like a thorobred!
I can't imagine a project studio without one! The sound, the ease of use and the sentimental factors make this one something I can't be without. Ensoniq por vida!
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Crest One ( 4-, 2006)