Technosis Sound Banks
In 1986 (or thereabouts) movie sound designer Mike Peake released a series of add-on sounds that made many reviewers seriously re-examine the power of the ESQ. For many, the synth went from being just a “magic mystery box” that offered tweak-able variations of presets (like the D50) to a deep synthesis engine that rivaled the Oberheim Expander--both in architecture and sound.
Presented here for the first time on the Internet are the original performance notes that came with the groundbreaking Technosis patches. If you already own the patches, these pages may double their usefulness. And if you don’t own the patches, what are you waiting for? Jump over to SoundEngine.com and pick them up. You can have them all for under $30 (for both the ESQ and SQ80), and they even work great in the SQ8L VST. --And in case you were wondering, this is an unpaid endorsement.
Even if you never plan on buying the patches, these notes are still a good read. They open up the architecture and give you a good idea of what is possible with certain specific tweaks.
The organization of the different Technosis banks can be confusing to visualize. I have made a patch bank matrix that covers all 7 available banks. Select your desired bank from the menu below: