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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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kevin r hovey a professional user from wayzata, mn writes:
the asr is the deal for sampling systems

i use my maxed out asr-10 hooked to a bernoulli 150 meg drive

i have had it booted up and running flawlessly for as long as three months non stop in my studio

it could benefit from a software upgrade to take advantage of the progress in the last year and a half or so

but, all things considered, what a machine - 3 out of five, because i can't believe this is as good as it gets

and the asr-10 is really good \


Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-04-1999 at 22:45
derek a professional user from germany writes:
error 144 normally means "midi buffer overflow" or something like that. typically,this error would occur if you let the asr do a complex dsp function (->display showing "data being processed") or memory defrag (the famous "shuffling data"-thingy) and run a big sequence into it.sooner or later,the input buffer will run out of memory, solution:just dont do it :-)

other than that,i have to say that IMHO the asr10 is one of the best keyboards ever made.i could not live without this unit,and even in a studio with a virus, roland 2080,mr rack,rhodes something,kurweil k2500,4 akais,juno 106 and more, i find myself almost 95% of the time in front of the asr10.this baby just sounds so incredibly good,and there is not one thing that you *cant* do with amazing sampler and an incredible synth.

my all-time favourite :-) make it a ten

posted Tuesday-Feb-02-1999 at 20:59
joOHhn a part-timer user from vancouver canada writes:
I do everything on the Asr10, mixed with the jp 8000. I need a couple more synths, but the asr10 sure helps me emulate them. My only wish would be if the memory capacity was the same as the rest of the samplers on the market. I believe that is why I get ERROR 144. Memory maximum. Does anyone out ther actually know what error 144 is? I managed to bust the play button for the sequencer, and the yes button from overuse it's so gooooooood. The system is so logical. the tree of commands. I wish it had knobs to access functions, bou can't have it all. I find the Kurtzweil k2000 comperable but not as logical. I,ve gone from a quick few rentals on the mirage, 5 or 6 years ago, then bought an eps, and for the past couple years i've been on the asr10 and i've been progressively blown away. It sucks for attempting drum and base.(I strickly use it's sequencer. I don't have a computer in the loop). So get one second hand if you don't already have one, it's your all in one deal.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-30-1999 at 23:20
Rodney G. Oakley a hobbyist user from U.S. writes:
I'm in love with my ASR!!!!!! This is by far the best piece of equipment I own. It samples like a dream and the overall versility of the machine is phenominal!!! I haven't had many bad experiences...My floppy drive crashed...The play button got loose and wiggly but other than that it's been perfect. I've had my board for about 2 1/2 years and it has been by counselor in my time of dispair, a friend who is there to share the good times with and most of all a way to escape the pressures of the world. I haven't had to call for tech support but if it is as bad as I'm hearing YOU FOLKS AT ENSONIQ NEED TO CHECK YOURSELVES!!!!!! If everyone loves their ASR 10 like I love mine, you Ensoniq guys are setting yourselves up for a major downfall!!! PEACE TO ALL MY ASR 10 HOMIES IN THE WORLD!!!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:39
Shannon Routley a part time user from Canada writes:
I twiddled on an MC-303 for a year until a finally had the chance to get a real sampler/synthesizer...

yeah that's right.. this puppy kicks $#%^ because even the smallest amount of wave data can be looped, layered, morphed and effected to create

whack lead sounds... forget the &quot;classic&quot; sounds and create a domain of your own.

I was lucky enough to pick this up for $1000 dollars Canadian.

It still retails for about $2300 up at dealerships here. At that price it would be a toss-up because there are so many new samplers out that are all probably mindbending. Oh... and here's a bit of help for those who've wanted a resonant filter...


WAVeBOY Industries

P.O. Box 233

Paoli, PA 19301 USA

(610) 251-9562 Well on the flipside I've only had my ASR for a mere two functional weeks.

It sat in the shop for a month waiting to get a new ROM and took another months vacation while trying to get the RAM updated.

Be very careful! Get info on the proper RAM. The sounds mine spewwed out when malfunctioning were scary iand at the sametime strangley pleasing.

I've noticed that you can make sample virus' by creating very small loop lengths and then positioning the loop outside the sample start and end points.

Mess with the envelopes, etc, and save this &quot;virus&quot; to disk. Essentially it scrubs through your RAM and snags sample data from the playing it back through every possible variable of the ASR... maybe it's an error...

they appear on this keyboard... lately it's been quite friendly.

Re-sampling is the key...

There are no limits... I'll probably buy a physical modeller of one kind to fill in the gaps

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:39
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