|The Ensoniq SQ-R Rackmount Synthesizer was the rack version of the SQ-1 keyboard. This SQ-R came in two version, regular with 24 voices and a Plus version with 32 voices.
The ENSONIQ SQ-R's synthesizer section features 100 high fidelity sounds contained in ROM (Read Only Memory), with 80 additional slots in Internal Memory for sounds you create or edit. Optional RAM or ROM Cards allow access to 160 more sounds, for massive 340 available at once. Each SQ-R sound is created with three digital oscillators that select from 121 sampled acoustic and synthetic waves, as well as ENSONIQ's unique Transwaves™, which possess great harmonic complexity and timbral motion.
The complement to this wide palette of tonal colors is an on-board programmable digital effects processor that adds dimension of breadth and depth to each SQ-R sound. Various reverb, chorusing, flanging, delay, distortion, and even roto-speaker programs are provided with dynamic control over many settings.
|Various reverb, chorusing, flanging, phasing, distortion, and roto-speaker
|100 ROM, 80 User
|The + had a a larger ROM with extra Piano sample set. The +32 also increased polyphony to 32.
|1990 - 1990
|Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
|Voltage Controlled Oscillator
|Digital Controlled Oscillator
|Low Frequency Oscillator
|Voltage Controlled Filter
|Voltage Controlled Amplifier
|As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.
|Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.