condition: like new make / manufacturer: Ensoniq model name / number: Eps 16 Plus
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Mint condition Ensoniq Eps 16 Plus for sale. It has the memory upgrade installed, and includes the boot disk on a floppy and the power cable. It's been in a smoke free studio all its life, and works and sounds phenomenal. $400 cash or best offer.
The EPS-16+ was an innovative early sampler workstation designed for the 90's. Its sampler specs are impressive: 16-bit, variable sampling rates from 11.2kHz to 44.6kHz. Editing functions are quite nice: normalizing, sample splicing, merging, phase switching, auto-looping, auto-truncating, sample rate conversion and more.
On the synthesizer side it has two great filters with switchable hi, low and band pass, 6dB to 24dB cutoffs. BUT, they aren't resonant. The keyboard is velocity and pressure sensitive and it has full MIDI implementation. There is also a sophisticated 8-track sequencer that can really be fun in a live performance situation. A wildly flexible and variable LFO with seven shapes always adds a new twist to your samples! Topping it off is a full suite of on-board effects like reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phaser, Leslie sim, distortion and wah-wah and these effects can be re-sampled to become a part of the sample! It can even be played while it is loading samples!
In its time, the EPS-16+ was a revolutionary machine. It brought a lot of power and musicality to sampling. These days, the EPS-16+ is still useful. It brings back the early crunchy sampler sound but with a lot of features that make it really fun to play with. You can find yourself filtering a 'garage-beat' drum loop for hours while muting and un-muting other loops on the 8-track sequencer!
The EPS-16+ was also made available in a rack-mount version. All EPS-16+ synths can be upgraded via non-volatile flash ROM (available on-line from Chicken Systems, Inc.) to expand your EPS's memory, effects algorithms and creative potential! It has been used by Autechre, LFO, Massive Attack and Slam.
Polyphony - 7 to 20 voices
Sampler - 16-bit mono, 11.2kHz to 44.6kHz; (up to 11.5 seconds sample-time at 44.6kHz)
LFO - 7 shapes
Filter - 2 high, low, band pass 6dB to 24dB filters
Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity & pressure sensitive)
Memory - 1 MB (expandable to 2 MB)
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1990
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