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1. Another Night-Real McCoy

  • Published: 2012-01-29T18:16:00Z
  • By casoniq
Another Night-Real McCoy

Night at the Roxbury! Cheesy but sounds good. ESQ-1 and SR-18 on drums.

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2. Rockell In a Dream

  • Published: 2012-07-14T02:11:50Z
  • By casoniq
Rockell In a Dream

Credit to the original artist. Ensoniq ESQ-1, Alesis Micron and Alesis SR18. As usual, absolutely no external effects used. All sounds come from the hardware. MIDI is Sequenced via PC but hardware does the magic.

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3. Hot Butter - Popcorn

  • Published: 2012-04-21T20:02:13Z
  • By casoniq
Hot Butter - Popcorn

Commodore 64 - popcorn lead, bass, last ninja wavetable sound, arpeggio, other blips Casio CZ1 - organ, sweep Alesis SR18 - drums

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4. No Doubt-Just a Girl

  • Published: 2012-05-26T17:01:54Z
  • By casoniq
No Doubt-Just a Girl

All ESQ-1 and SR18 on Drums. Great sounding "EOWW" osc sync patch, sounds just like the actual song. Definitely one of the classic, best sounding ESQ-1 patches. Credit to Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont for writing original song.

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5. Van Halen I'll wait

  • Published: 2012-01-21T17:14:27Z
  • By casoniq
Van Halen I'll wait

Solid bass. The lead is just OK, needs some work. ESQ-1 and SR18.

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6. The Cars Lets Go

  • Published: 2012-01-21T22:39:41Z
  • By casoniq
The Cars Lets Go

ESQ-1 and SR18. Polyphonic LFOs on the osc sync patches "Eoww" and "Pwrsnk" sound awesome. Most other synthesizers (hardware and software) have a monophonic shared LFO. Hard to believe it could be done back in '86. "Choir2" is the voice patch. Kinda sounds like a Fairlight. Layered together with ChoirX, I think it sounds better than a Fairlight. Some voice stealing happens in this song because the ESQ-1 is only 8 note polyphonic. Those Curtis analog filters work their magic with the digital waveforms for a great hybrid 80s sound.

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7. Erasure Always

  • Published: 2012-06-24T05:37:12Z
  • By casoniq
Erasure Always

Credit goes to creator of the original song. If you've ever played Robot Unicorn Attack, this is the song that gets stuck in your head. Commodore 64, Casio CZ-1, Alesis SR 18.

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8. Toto Africa

  • Published: 2012-01-21T23:40:41Z
  • By casoniq
Toto Africa

Most of the ESQ-1 sounds are spot on compared to the original. I use Anvil Studio to play back recorded MIDI files, which get played to the SR18 then MIDI thru-ed to the ESQ-1. There's a couple stray "palm mashing" chords, please ignore them. I think Anvil Studio was playing in composer mode when I was assigning MIDI channels to sequencer tracks to audition sounds. Sometimes the ESQ-1 will continue sustaining notes when stopping Anvil studio (no note off command sent). The only way to shut up the ESQ-1 without turning it off (and losing its sequencer settings) is a good palm mash to trigger more than 8 notes and reset all voices . I can't figure out how to to delete the palm smashesthat were recorded from the ESQ-1 in Anvil Studio.

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9. Van Halen-1984

  • Published: 2012-03-20T01:09:06Z
  • By casoniq
Van Halen-1984

Credit for the original song goes to Van Halen (obviously). This is a MIDI file (credit goes to whoever composed it, not sure) played to only the ESQ-1. It's a keyboard split patch I changed a little bit with a different string sound. Big Brother is watching...

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10. Eurythmics Sweet Dreams

  • Published: 2012-01-28T20:49:14Z
  • By casoniq
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams

Ensoniq ESQ-1, Casio CZ-1, Alesis SR18 Most of the synth sounds are ESQ-1. The string ensemble is CZ-1, with a bit of its onboard chorus mixed in.

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11. Dr Who Take 2 Loop With FX

  • Published: 2013-06-29T20:30:37Z
  • By casoniq
Dr Who Take 2 Loop With FX

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12. Theme from Halloween

  • Published: 2012-06-28T02:34:27Z
  • By casoniq
Theme from Halloween

Credit goes to John Carpenter for the original song. Ensoniq ESQ1 and Casio CZ-1

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13. Big Blue

  • Published: 2012-12-28T03:52:27Z
  • By casoniq
Big Blue

Big Blue theme from F-Zero. Credit goes to the original composer of the song. I made this track with the Minibrute, ESQ-1, and CZ-1, recorded into Reaper. VST drums are the only artificial ingredient here, folks.

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14. Noctambulism

  • Published: 2012-04-19T06:05:32Z
  • By casoniq
Noctambulism

Commodore 64 Mssiah monosynth - the lead is 2 SID 6581's crankin with 6 voices in mono mode Casio CZ-1 - backing instruments Alesis SR18 - drums

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15. Radio Gaga

  • Published: 2012-01-16T01:30:33Z
  • By casoniq
Radio Gaga

ESQ-1 and SR18. The bass is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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16. Minibrute

  • Published: 2014-02-22T23:12:40Z
  • By casoniq
Minibrute

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18. Simons Theme Super Castlevania trimmed

  • Published: 2013-02-16T19:29:16Z
  • By casoniq
Simons Theme Super Castlevania trimmed

Minibrute, ESQ-1 and CZ1

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19. Mouse esq

  • Published: 2011-10-27T01:01:24Z
  • By casoniq
Mouse esq

Alesis SR18 drum machine MIDI'ed to Ensoniq ESQ-1 synth. The SR18 drum track was made by my Bro in Law Erik. The bassline is ESQ patch called FATSQR. Synth filter sweep is actually a sequence playing on the ESQ. SR18 provides MIDI clock.

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