|What Ensoniq didn't tell in the manual
Trying to reach me?
Most of you might have heard rumours about hidden functions of the (E)SQ
operating system. And indeed, there are a few goodies lurking behind button
combinations normal people wouldn't think of. Where some of these are just
interesting to read, others are really useful.
||Sad but true... These days one
really calls for spam when publishing an email address on a website. But
what the heck.
If you expect an answer please send plain text emails.
HTML-formatted mails will be dumped automatically.
|Let there be light
SQ80 and ESQ1 offer 7 hidden functions, some of these are quite useful cause
they allow filter recalibration or a factory reset. Also, if you are about
to buy a used (E)SQ you might want to know which OS version it is running
under - the only way to get this information is from the hidden functions.
All have in common, that you need to press two buttons simultaneously.
So here they are:
Hidden Functions of the (E)SQ Operating System
||Check all control voltages
These are KNOB (data entry), PED (pedal),
PTCH (pitch bend wheel), MOD (modulation wheel), FILT (filters), BAT
(battery voltage) and PRS (pressure).
|SOFT BUTTON #1
||Perform factory reset
This function will wipe out the entire memory,
i.e. all sounds, songs and sequences, and reinitialize the machine. This
function is needed after an OS upgrade or in case your (E)SQ starts to act
pretty strange like freezing, running wild or showing SOFT ERRORs.
|SOFT BUTTON #6
This function performs a starndard reset similar to just switching on the
||Show OS version and keyboard control software (SQ80) revision.
For ESQ-1 the latest official OS version is 3.50, for SQ80 it's 1.80.
Keyboard software seems to be either V1.50 or V2.01, depending on your type
This will calibrate your filters. It's recommended after
changing the battery or replacing OSRAM. You definitely need it when
replacing a CEM3379.
||The WhoDoneIt list...