Inspiration

UVI USQ-1 | Machine
The Ensoniq ESQ-1 is a special keyboard at UVI. Used by many on our team, including being a personal favorite of one of our founders, our USQ-1 had to be great. We’ve leveraged years of experience with this synth and put our hearts into creating a collection of sounds that we're proud of and that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.
UVI USQ-1 | Machine
Released in 1986, the Ensoniq ESQ-1 was one of the first affordably priced workstation-class keyboards on the market, combining an 8-voice, multitimbral digital/analog hybrid synthesizer and a featured 8-track sequencer. The ESQ-1's voice architecture allows customization of up to 3 digital oscillators, assignable to any one of 32 waveshapes, followed by a Curtis 4-pole 24dB/oct resonant low-pass analog filter and 15 routable modulation sources. The sound quality of the ESQ-1 is all-at-once digital, warm and unmistakably '80s - a true gem of the time whose sounds still ring with a brilliant depth and character.

Instrument

UVI USQ-1 | GUI
USQ-1 offers 268 selectable layers made from over 22,000 samples. To showcase the sonic potential we've included 400 all-new patches including everything from rich bells, strings and leads to thick basses, textured pads and modulating atmospheres. The versatile design of the ESQ-1 allowed us to create both classic sounds that you’d expect from a vintage-era synth and also modern patches utilizing more contemporary sound design techniques. All-in-all these sounds ring with a special "vintage digital” vibe that synths of this era, and the ESQ-1 especially, do so well.
UVI USQ-1 | GUI
The sounds in USQ-1 are detailed and powerful. Every patch began with sound design on the original hardware and was recorded at our main studio through the highest-quality processors and converters available. You’re not just hearing the output jacks of the synth, the entire signal chain was thoughtfully considered to create a rich and professional "finished record" sound that’s both mix-ready and inspiring to play.
Included presets can easily be edited or you can build your own patches from scratch. Authentic sounds from the ESQ-1 are presented in a dual-layer architecture allowing for the design of two custom oscillators each with independent wave selection of 268 layers, ADSR amp, multi-mode filter with envelope, pitch, portamento, stereo, LFO, multi-step and modwheel modulation assignments and an arpeggiator. At the end of chain is a capable effect bus loaded with UVI’s own processors, including a 3-band EQ, drive, chorus (Thorus), phaser, delay and reverb (Sparkverb) all with excellent sound-quality and a featherlight CPU footprint.
  • UVI USQ-1 | Main
  • UVI USQ-1 | Edit
  • UVI USQ-1 | MOD
  • UVI USQ-1 | FX
  • UVI USQ-1 | ARP
USQ-1 delivers that vintage digital magic that we fell in love with over 30 years ago: a bold and inspiring collection of sounds combining modern sound design technique with an unmistakable '80s flavor.

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET
Size: 6,72 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 12,69 GB in WAV)
Content: 400 Presets, 22 768 Samples
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz. Recording at 88.2 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of computer hard drive or iLok dongle
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 2.6.15+, and Falcon version 1.4.1+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    - Mac OS X 10.7 to macOS 10.13 High Sierra (32 and 64-bit)
    - Windows 7 to Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)
  • 7 GB of disk space
  • Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
COMPATIBILITY
Supported Formats: Audio Units, AAX, VST, Stand-alone
Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6, Maschine 1 & 2, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble 5, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3, Main Stage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

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Ensoniq and ESQ-1 are trademarks of their respective owners. UVI is not affiliated or endorsed by any entities listed here.
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