“Item has been part of a rack mount and has a few marks under the chassis where the A frame rack has caused a few scratches over the years. The rest of the mirage is in same condition as was bought originally. Although working, requires a new floppy drive ( as you would expect ).” eBay Link
“The ‘A’ key above middle ‘C’ sometimes sounds and sometimes doesn’t, so this will need some attention – probably best not to bid unless you know how to fix it or how much it would cost to have it repaired.The paint finish on the underside is quite scratched, but other than that it’s in pretty good condition.” Link
“Up for sale is my Mirage DSK 1 Sampler Keyboard. It makes an excellent velocity sensitive midi controller, and it also works well for lofi and grunge sampling. You will also get two sound disks…” Link
“This keyboard powers on, but when it does, the screen reads “ND”. This means that it needs the start -up disk that it came with to run. This auction is for the keyboard only. The disk is not included, but can be easily found for sale online. The screws on the top of the keyboard are also missing. Overall, it would not take much to have this keyboard up and running. It is being sold as is.” Link
“Ensoniq Mirage Vintage FM Synth with Disks, Manuals etc Good condition and full working order.” Link
“Here’s a classic vintage sampler. The Mirage is know to be a pain to program, but with a bit of effort you can get some amazingly warm sounds. Great for crunchy drum loops, synth sounds and totally unrealistic pianos. The Mirage has it all!” Link
“This is a lot of 2 Ensoniq sampler sequencer synthesizer workstations. One is Ensoniq ESQ-1 and the other is a Mirage. The mirage is missing is key bed mounting hardware and its top cover chassis screws. Neither are in working condition and no information can be given to their functionality. These units are being sold as is for parts only. Parts for these units are hard to come by and when they do they are not cheap. Disk drive, power supplies, keys and key bed, pitch shift and mod wheels, displays, control boards, main boards, ICs…etc. These may be the parts you have been looking for to repair your non-working Ensoniq unit! You might even be able to get one of them working with the other! Nothing but good reviews on vintagesynth.com on either unit. PLEASE LOOK AT PIX FOR ITEMS CONDITION AND WHAT IS INCLUDED…IF YOU DO NOT SEE IT …IT IS NOT INCLUDED..item is sold as is and there will be no returns ” Link
“Up for sale is an Ensoniq Mirage sampling keyboard. This synth works great and it’s in pretty good shape cosmetically. Included is the startup disk and a power cord. This used to be a top of the line sampler, back in the days, retailed at over $1700.” Link
“This Ensonniq Mirage DSK-8 Sampling Keyboard. The Key Board is great shape , works properly and has 1 disk in it with some songs.” Link
” Ensoniq DSK-1 sampler. Excellent condition. Includes over 100 factory and custom sample disks.” Link
“For auction is an Ensoniq Mirage DMS-8 Rack 8-bit Sampler w 3 discs. We put the discs in and they all booted but that’s as far as we went. Was always used in the home by dad & it was put away working years ago. Should be fine but we sell all vintage electronics as is as found in the estate. Comes with sample manual .” Link
ENSONIQ MIRAGE DSK-1 SYNTH
Unit came from a local estate sale. Powers on and is fully operational.Know what you are buying BEFORE you click as all items are as-is, and all sales are final. ” Link
has the classic warm sound.
I will throw in 12 blank brand new DD diskettes. enjoy quick low priced shipping!” Link
“THIS IS A ENSONIQ MIRAGE AN EIGHT VOICE POLYPHONIC DIGITALSAMPLING KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT IN MANY WAYS SIMILAR TO AND IN JUST AS MANY WAYS DIFFERENT FROM A SYNTHESIZER. THE MIRAGE ALLOWS YOU TO PROGRAM SOUNDS AND ALSO FEATURES AN ON BOARD SEQUENCER LIKE MANY SYNTHS. BUT IN ADDITION THE MIRAGE WILL PERMIT YOU TO SAMPLE JUST ABOUT ANY SOUND YOU HEAR AND CREAT MUSIC WITH IT. IT’S BEST DESCRIBED AS A COMPUTER SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO REPRODUCE AND PROCESS SOUND LIKE ALL COMPUTERS IT HAS A SYSTEM CONSISTING OF TWO MAIN PARTS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE COMES WITH ALL MANUALS AND PAPERWORK EXCELLENT COND. ” Link
This unit saw some road before I bought it (and has the dings and scratches to prove it- see photo), but it is fine because it is built for the road. The last 15-20 years however it has been in my studio. I have not used it much in the last couple of years so I think it belongs in the hands of someone who will love it and make music. I did fire it up and it still plays.
I do not have the manuals but I found both the owners manual and quick start guide online in about a 2 second Google search.” Link
“This auction is for one ENSONIQ MIRAGE DSK in GOOD condition. Cosmetically the piece shows some signs of wear and tear from normal use. Some minor surface scratches on top panel. Some scratches and dings on the bottom as you would expect from being stand mounted. This piece is missing the fader cap on the volume slider, and one top panel screw. This piece has been tested and the keyboard is fully functional.” Link
(8 voice polyphonic digital sampling instrument)
Advanced Macos v2.0 operating disk
Disk formating program disk
14 original ensoniq sound library disks
21 MUG original sound collection disks (can also be used in EPS/Amiga/DPX1)
3 other sample disks
There are 100′s of quality samples on these disks, pianos, organs, strings, brass, vocals, choirs, drums and percussion, effects, atmospheres, etc etc etc
Power Cable (kettle lead)
Original Operating Manual (this covers both rack version and the keyboard version)
Original Advanced Samplus Guide
And best of all an Instruction DVD which takes you through everything the unit can do and clearly explains all functions
As far as I’m aware the unit is in full working order. I’ve tested it and it loads up/plays disks. Sadly my sampling knowledge is not great so haven’t used this machine to it’s full capabilities.
Cosmetically it has usual scratches on casing and some rack rash but the front panel is clean and looks good when rack installed. All lights are fully functional as is volume control and buttons. On rear there is and audio in (for recording) and an audio out (to hear playback. There are also midi in/out/thru and an expansion port. The manual are in excellent condition for age. All pages present and no writing or folded pages. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
The unit works well, all keys play, the drive works every time, all buttons present and working.
The Keyboard has some peeling if the sticker on the left top of the unit (picture 2) however it does not effect the unit in any way. Also the output is via an included 20′ guitar cord which was added due to a faulty jack on the rear.
Included are some operating system disks and 3 Centaur sound disks.
The Gray DSK-8 was the second-generation Mirage, still in a metal case, but now sporting a dark gray paint job and a much-improved Fatar keybed. You can easily distinguish these Mirages by the smaller buttons – now gray, yellow, white, and black. Both versions of the DSK-8 sold for $1695, and included two sound disks. Back panel connections were mono Audio In and Out jacks, a Sync jack, MIDI In and Out/Thru conectors, a Foot Switch jack for the sustain pedal, and an expansion port on the back panel for either an ISF-1 Input Sampling Filter or the SQX-1 Sequencer Expander.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This auction is for a vintage 1985 Ensoniq Mirage DMS-8 Rackmount Digital Multi Sampler Synthesizer in good physical condition. The Ensoniq Mirage DMS-8′s sampling specs are pretty old-school, a maximum sampling-rate of 32kHz and 8-bit resolution with 8 notes of polyphony and a storage of 128 kb. The sample editing is done via hex-code so most users will just load-in sounds from the Mirage’s extensive sample library. The Mirage has one leftover from older synthesizers that has kept it popular through the years. It has analog filters! Five-stage envelopes for the VCA and VCF, a nice LFO and a low-pass VCF filter with keyboard tracking. There’s also a sequencer (333 notes max). Included in this auction is the sequencer and power cord only. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Vintage Mirage DSK-8 Digital Sampling Keyboard. Great vintage keyboard in excellent condition thanks to the included Anvil case that it always traveled in. Comes with the manual and 31 discs, some factory and some custom. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“The ESQ-1 was Ensoniq’s (by MIRAGE)highly affordable and impressive digital synthesizer bought in1986 and used only a handful of times There are 40 preset sounds and a floppy disk library of over 100 sounds. All sounds are editable.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Vintage sampler chances are if your looking you already know about these babies, personly i love em and this is one of two ive got and the drive is pretty much on the way out loads disks sometimes but mainly not but this can be easly sorted with a HXC floppy emulator which ive got in my other Mirage and works great and means no more hassle with ancient floppys. Comes with 40 odd disks ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“You are bidding on a grea ENSONIQ MIRAGE DSK-8 DIGITAL SAMPLING KEYBOARD. Powers up and startd flashing, and nothing happens, I have no idea how to check it. All keys are original and all seem to be in good condition, none are stock when you press it. All connections are original in the back . Comes with power cord only. You are just bidding on a ENSONIQ MIRAGE DSK-8 DIGITAL SAMPLING KEYBOARD . Missing a original box, manual, pedal and cables, . Please look at the pictures before bidding. You will get what you see in the pictures. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
It’s in good condition. Besides a few knicks and scratches, it has “Midi channel 10″ written on the left side of the front panel.
The unit comes with the MASOS 2.0 boot disk, the formatting disk, and an assortment of disks (both blank and with sounds).” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
• Ensoniq Mirage Digital Sampling Keyboard
• Heavy Duty Flight Case – Custom Foamed
• Mirage Musicians Manual
• 4 Discs
Condition : MINT.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Ensoniq Mirage rackmount unit with LOTS and LOTS of disks. I have no way of checking it, but it powers up and it worked the last time I used it. Beautiful filters, 8 bit lofi fun and a real piece of music history.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Excellent condition mirage sampler.
8 bit fideltiy with analog filter lushness. Comes with masos disc, formatting disc and 5 sound discs from Ensoniq.
Also included is a two sided card for short cuts on programming.
What a classic.
100% working and used in a non smoking studio.
I have sampled, saved & formatted discs the drive is 100% working!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
I picked up this and other home recording items up from a neighbor, who upgraded his home studio and said all this stuff worked perfectly. It turns on fine but I don’t know enough about them to test.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This is a ENSONIQ Mirage Keyboard. We had someone that knows how to play give it a test and says everything works great. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for bid is an old school Ensoniq Mirage DSK-8 8 bit digital sampling keyboard! For parts or repair. May have a bad disk drive. Powers up. Drive turns but shows all disks to be unformatted. I can’t get the keyboard to boot up so no further testing has been done. Comes with MASO-I ver. 2.0 operating system disk-missing other two. Also included is a dust cover. Being sold AS-IS. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Up for bids is THE original 8 bit sampler from Ensoniq. Produced from 1984 to 1988, this sampler is THE shit if you want some real, authentic Lo-Fi, crunchy sounds. Forget mousing around with yet another computer emulation and use the real thing.
The sampler is fully 100% working ! Used more or less one or two times every month, always working (this sampler is 30 years old). I have tested it yesterday and like always : fully working, very reliable, with the 8 bit sound !
Cosmetically in very very good condition for his age (see the pictures below).
Comes with a printed Sampling Guide, over 20 original disks full of samples (see the pictures below) and 3 working boot disks (MASOS OS, the latest OS for the Mirage, again, see the pictures below).
Don’t hesitate to sample with this machine : every sound entered in comes out with THE sound.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
One of the keys is messed up as shown in the picture.
It will have to be offered on an AS_IS basis only without warranty expressed or implied.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Power Cord is Included
Manual can be downloaded online
Rack stand shown in picture not included!
Disk for this module can be downloaded online.
This Module works GOOD!
Selling only because I also have the keyboard version.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for bids is the original Ensoniq 8 bit sampler, anyone who was making music in the 80′s would be very familiar with this ground-breaking sampler. If you’re into making electronic music and want some authentic Lo-Fi sounds, then forget mousing around with yet another computer emulation and use the real thing.
The sampler was in storage for 20 years before I fired it up a couple of days ago to test it. Sure its not in showroom condition (it’s nearly 30 years old) but it works and comes complete with original Ensoniq Advanced Sampling Guide book, over 20 disks full of samples & sequences and a working boot disk (you might want to make backup copies of this). I haven’t tested every disk but the ones I did test loaded up and played okay.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.