Score for Sale helps you get the most from your classic ESQ-1, ESQ-m, SQ-80 synthesizer, or the SQ8L VST. We try to carry on the tradition of the famous Transoniq Hacker magazine, with a focus on Sound Design, Handy Tips and Hidden Features.
Even if you've never heard of the ESQ/SQ80, you've heard the ESQ/SQ80! From movie scores to number one hits. It's a producer's secret weapon.
The architecture is famous for balancing two different characteristics:
- • Ease of use. It's Easy to dial-in your exact sound
- • Deep Programming. Ultimate tweakability for gearheads (like you!)
If you want to get in on the action but you don't have a hardware synthesizer (and eBay is no help), then you're in luck!
You can download and run the SQ8L software synthesizer
on any PC. Its a VST instrument, and needs a "host", but they are plentiful (some are even free).