Synth Site |  Ensoniq |  ASR-X

  ASR-X At a Glance
Click for larger view arrowReleased: 1997  Specifications
arrowUser rating: 4.0/5 |  Read reviews (80)
arrowEnsoniq News(2)  
Richard Knijnenburg (r.f.j.knijnenburg@nbrw.rotterdam.nl) writes:
The only competitor to Akai's MPC-series, the ASR-X has superior filters (low, high and bandpass with resonant modes), dead-easy and quick resampling with effects and filters (of sequenced or played parts even) and totally kick-ass effects as standard, 2MB more max RAM (no big deal).

It's 24MB soundblocks (Dance, World) are said to be KICK-ASS.

Not nice: standard 2-line display (which IS extremely readable however), lack of extensive sequence editing (use a PC or Mac), slow diskdrive. OS version 2.0 (which I have) has a few problems: slow and sometimes unreliable SCSI (using an IOmega Zip), no timestretching, no pattern chaining, no sample-dump via MIDI. BUT...I've been told that these are exactly the problems solved by version 2.5!!

Apart from the SCSI-problems, I like this box. The resampling is way cool, the filters are phat, the effects are phatter even...check the OS version before buying: 2.0 is a no no...must have 2.5!

Comments About the Sounds:

(Thanks to Richard Knijnenburg for this info.)
and Xyvind Xyen for the pic

Links for the Ensoniq ASR-X
Click on the X to report a broken link
 More Synth Gear  Best US prices on many current models
x SPAMJANGLED Sound Patches and advanced tips
x The Ensoniq room at Synthmuseum.com History and technical information about Ensoniq instruments.
x ASRXCITE News, Downloads, Links, and Tips and Tricks for the Ensoniq ASR-X & X-Pro samplers
x Hack page for ASRX
x hear in action free sounds and soundfonts too
x HardSoundz.com best and cheapest disks for ASR/TS machines
x A BIG SUMMER SALE! $36 Leather Coats,$29 Watches,$39 Digital Cameras,Car Systems,Car Tv's,Camcorders,DVD Players,Car Vacuums,and More! A BIG SUMMER SALE! $36 Leather Coats,$29 Watches,$39 Digital Cameras,Car Systems,Car Tv's,Camcorders,DVD Players,Car Vacuums,and More!
x SYNTEC Wall of Sounds CD-ROMs Sound Food for your Ensoniq EPS-16+, ASR-10/88, TS-10/12, ASR-X
x www.samplingdrummachine.com Akai MPC & E-mu SP French Forum le forum français incontournable des Beat-makers, également Ensoniq EPS/ASR, Roland MV8000, Techniques de productions et d'échantillonage
x SONICPOTION.COM. High quality drum sounds. Tightest sounds around For those serious composers and beat makers. Increase your level with a dose of SONICPOTION!!! HIPHOP REGGAE RNB all rhythm based music!! Other services too.
x SCSIforSamplers.com New SCSI Storage Gear for All Samplers at Excellent Prices
x ABSTRACTBEATS.COM Downloadable hip hop sounds / samples... drum samples in WAV files.
x SoUnDEnGiNe.com CDROMS and Beat Floppies from the ASR-X Designer!
x #1 Hip Hop Production weblication Hip Hop interviews with Top Producers
x HardHouse Beats HardHouse Samples, Crisp Clean Royalty Free
x ASR-X Egroups maillist
x ASR-X User Exchange Come here for your ASR-X needs
x The JDLX Unofficial ASR-X Pro Homepage Technical Spec's, Mac Freeware, Support Info, & Co
x Pack your ASR-X with HEAT! Hip Hop and R&B sounds for the ASR-X
x By Any Means Music Underground Rap Label that uses the ASR-X for most of their production
x The Patch King The Best Sounds @ The Best Prices. Thousands of new sounds for over 100 Synths and Samplers. Check us out!
x BANGIN BEATS Industry's # 1 for Bangin' Drums & FX Hands Down.
x BANGIN BEATS Insudtry's #1 Spot For Bangin' Drums & FX Hands Down. ASRX, ASRX Pro, ASR10, ASR88, MPC4000, MPC2000/XL, MPC60/MKII, MPC3000, SP1200, Triton, Motif, Wav, AIFF & MORE!
x ASRX Customization! Paint jobs, Woodsides, Internal Zip Drive Mods DJ Quik Mel-Man Rodney Jerkins Brandy Baby Face Tyrese Damon Thomas Jay E Jelly Roll. Raphael Saadiq Warren Campbell Devante Sugar Ray Corn Limp Bizkit Boyz II Men Brian McKnight Tank Aerosmith Enrique Ray-J Tim & Bob Red Hot Chili Peppers Heavy D Etc
x Ensoniq Sampler Forums Forum about the ASR-10, EPS, EPS-16, ASR-X and more

Try the Ensoniq links page for more..

SUBMIT LINK to this page
(Links submitted here will also be added to the manufacturer page)
Please tell us if any of these links are broken