Ensoniq Mirage


This is a great vintage Ensoniq Mirage DSK8 DSK 8 Sample Playback Synthesizer . A Classic. Loads, samples and plays back sounds well. A great 8 bit sampler. Adds character to sounds unique to itself only. This is the model with the better feeling Fatar Keybed. The keyboard works well. Ships Well Packed and Insured!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq Mirage DSK

“Excellent condition, should have cleaned before photos just needs a dust but it has been covered by a sheet for protection.
Lots of sound disks including original Ensoniq disks that sell on their own. Has all the detroit and house presets used by Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson etc. But can also be mind blowing when used for its synthesis as appose to the sampler (check youtube).
Has a chip out of one of the keys (pictured) replacements are still available though fully functional as is.
No synth sounds like the mirage even with the lovely clones coming out nowdays it still has its own sound that adds so much feeling.”

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Ensoniq ESQ1

“Here is a great looking synthesizer – Ensoniq ESQ-1. This is working perfectly and was used lightly in a non-smoking studio environment. Take a look. These are really cool and capable of some great vintage sounds. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“It ALL works and sounds as it should, looks good too but has typical very minor scuffs here and there, nothing the camera could really pick up. NOTE: I dont have any floppy discs.. so this is sold as floppy untested. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq ESQ1

“Ensoniq ESQ-1 wave synthesizer. This unit was made in 1988. Analog/digital hybrid design combines digital waveforms and analog filters. Features include onboard sequencer, MIDI, multitimbral, ring mod, 61 keys, velocity sensitive, eight-note polyphonic. Power cable included, plus accessories.

Comes with the very rare Ensoniq CVP-1 volume pedal. Ordinary volume pedals do not work with this synthesizer. It requires this unique Ensoniq pedal, which is harder to find than the synth itself.

Also includes two cartridges. One is a ROM card with preset patches that cannot be overwritten. The other is a RAM card that can store your own patches. I currently have the RAM card and synth’s internal memory filled with third party, analog-style patches. The synth’s original factory preset patches can be easily found online and downloaded via MIDI.

Overall beautiful condition with only light wear. The only notable cosmetic flaw is a hole on the underside of one key (see picture). That has been there since I bought the synth in 2016 and it has never caused a problem or had any effect on the feel of the key while playing. The key is fully functional and responds just like all the other keys. It would be simple to install a replacement key sometime in the future when it is time to change the battery. The synth will probably be due for a battery change in the next year or so. That would be a good time to also replace the key.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq VFX SD

“This vintage synthesizer is in very good cosmetic condition and is working, though, it has a few issues / considerations: The floppy disc drive has not been tested, the temporary yellow colored disc used while transporting the keyboard takes some effort to stay in place (it will be taped in place for shipping purposes); the battery used by the synthesizer memory is drained and needs to be changed to store new programs; also, occasionally, the synthesizer displays a KEYBOARD CALIBRATION ERROR when booting up. This can be temporarily cured by performing what is described online as the “Heimlich maneuver” – laying the keyboard in your lap, placing hands on each end and twisting slightly in opposite directions to temporarily restoring the faulty connector in the middle of the keyboard. A more permanent solution is to hardwire the PC boards beneath the keyboard (see online directions for “Repairing an Ensoniq VFX showing Keyboard Calibration Error.) Also, the foam inside the case has deteriorated & will need replacement if used regularly. All keys and preset sounds are working. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq ESQ-m

“This ESQ-M has been serviced with New Battery, New Audio Output Jacks and the famous SQ80-M modification. All SQ-80 Waveforms are now present and selectable. The only function not implemented is the Envelope second release.

The picture of the screen shows the boot up message indicating that it is an SQ80-M. The picture is a little blurry due to the camera struggling with what to focus on. In person, the screen is clear and bright. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq Fizmo

“Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Synthesizer Keyboard – Excellent condition – Rare. Condition is Used.

*Edit: The power regulator has been replaced on this unit. Photo attached.

Love this synth. It is weird, rare and hard to explain to people who aren’t versed in different types of synthesis.

I’m the second owner of this unit, it still has the original Guitar center inventory price tag on the bottom, it has been in my non smoking studio since I aquired it in 2005/2006. It doesn’t have the original power supply but an uprated power supply that the original owner picked up to counter an issue some of the models had.
There are a few scuffs and dings on the metal casing. I’ve attached photos. Most of the serious ones are on the underside. There is also a scratch on one of the keys (see photos). Most of the blemishes came from the original owner, my studio was pretty mellow and heavy on rare exotic gear.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq TS-10

“Ensoniq TS 10 in great working order, this was just serviced, cleaned and gone through at a shop in Portland, Oregon. The Battery was replaced with an upgrade that is good for 15-20 years. It comes in an SKB case (w/wheels) It has a ton of great onboard patchs plus you can write and store your custom patchs as well. The keys are touch sensitive but not weighted. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq VFX SD

“Vintage Ensoniq VFX SD Music Production Synthesizer w/ Power Cable A35. Condition is For parts or not working. Shipped with UPS Ground.

This synth turns on but has the common battery and keybed issues. It will seemingly work fine until it warms up when it starts acting sporadically. Comes with filght case and power cable. The foam inside the case has deteriorated so you will need to put more in if you intend to use it regularly.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq ESQ1

“Ensoniq ESQ-1, Hybrid 80’s Synthesizer w/Instruction Manual, **two broken keys**. Condition is Used but fully functional. Broken keys are still intact but do not trigger noise and are silent. The silent keys are the ones marked “X” in the picture above. Synth, owner manual, power chord, and vol. 3 Voice – 80 sound bank cartridge. Shipped with UPS Ground.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq VFX SD

“Ensoniq VFX SD Music Production Synthesizer w/ Power Cable

Fully tested and functional with exception to testing both disc and cartridge readers. Overall clean showing minor wear from use and play throughout the years. All buttons are fully functional.

Includes power cable.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq ASR-X

“Ensoniq ASR X Pro. Unit comes with Iomega 100 SCSI zip drive, SCSI cable, 6 Iomega zip disks and power cables. I have owned unit for almost 20 years. Unit works fine as shown in pictures. Pictures also show unit recognizes and connects to zip drive. Unit is missing a couple screws that i have lost over the years while opening to clean.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq ESQ-M

“If your looking at this you probably know what it is and how amazing it sounds, the unit works 100% the internal batter has been replaced so should last another 30 years also included the memory cartridge with an additional 80 patches which doesn’t sound like a lot but in 1986 it was alot.

That being said this ESQ-M is sold “as is” no returns except for transit damage ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq EPS

“Was used for the children’s show Rainbow / Rod Jane And Freddy a really gem!!!!!Ensonic Vintage Analogue Poly Synth. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Also first key needs replacing or superglue”
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Ensoniq VFX

“This synth belonged to a relative and I have no idea how it works. When switched on its display lights up and it shows all functions. I have heard it play sounds. When first switched on it displays an error message which I have shown in the second picture. It is available if anyone would like to look at it and, due to its weight and size, is for collection only.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq VFX

“There’s more here than just a keyboard that needs work.
USA designed and built Ensoniq VFX Keyboard Synthesizer comes with 2 Sound Cartridges, Hard Case, Manual & Brochures . Unit powers up but does not complet boot. Display cycles back and forth between CALIBRATING KEYBOARD and SYSTEM ERROR 32 (See photos) This is NOT the SD model.

Keyboard Condition is For parts or not working.

This package includes

Ensoniq VFX Dynamic Component Synthesizer
Road Case – Factory supplied: very rugged, foam lined, carpet covered plywood ROAD CASE
TWO (2) Sound Cartridges – VPC-100 and VPC-102
Factory Users Manual in excellent condition
Paperwork – Ensoniq VFX Glossy Brochure
Paperwork – Ensoniq Accessory Catalog
Paperwork – “VFX Software Version 2.0 Update” P/N 9311 0023 01
Paperwork – “VFX Software Version 2.1 Addendum” P/N 9311 0025 01
Paperwork – “Important: What happens when you select a new Sound or Preset on the VFX” P/N 9311 0017 01 rev.A
Paperwork – “VFX Highlights” 5 page pamphlet
Paperwork – “Authorized Repair Station September 1, 1987” P/N 9340000601

Personal Note: I remember going to “Downtown Daves” music store in Lebanon, NH USA in 1989.
I walked into the small shop and Dave said “How can I help ya” (with an out of place accent that sounded like a NYC bus driver from Brewster with a business degree from Dartmouth, cuz that what he was )

I jokingly said, “I’m looking for a programable polyphonic synthesizer with midi, that’s velocity sensitive that also has a realistic saxophone sound, so you can press the key harder afterwards and give it some expression like a real instrument (aftertouch) Dave gruffly exclaimed, “They don’t make it!” (he always sounded that way) “But its coming out in a few months”

I came back a few month later and bought the new ENSONIQ VFX. What a great keyboard. I loved it. Finally I could add feeling to the sounds. And what great sounds they were. I had planned on fixing this synth but there are too many other projects in the studio and in life. So hopefully someone will appreciate this and benefit from it. Fix it, sell it for parts, hang it from the ceiling as a decoration. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“ANALOGUE / DIGITAL COMBO HYBRID SYNTH

VINTAGE ENSONIQ SQ80 CROSS WAVE SYNTHESIZER- BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. Condition is Used.

This is a perfectly functional vintage synthesizer. Super fun to play with. I’ve greatly enjoyed the sonic discoveries that have come from this unit.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq ESQ-m

” ENSONIQ ESQ-M with new battery, rack ears and manual. Mint condition sound module that has never left my home studio. Comes with power cord, Pristine manual, and rack ears included (no, I won’t sell those separately for $40!!) I actually sold this unit a couple of years ago and broke the data slider when I was packaging it to ship! Bummer! I had the shorted slider replaced last week along with the back up battery. Now the unit works like new.” Click here to visit listing on eBay