50% off “USQ-1 Digital-Analog Wave Synth” by UVI

50% off “USQ-1 Digital-Analog Wave Synth” by UVI

“USQ-1 Digital-Analog Wave Synth” is a recreation of the much loved classic Ensoniq ESQ-1 synthesizer workstation, taken to the next level!

USQ-1 comes with a bank of 400 presets to get you started but you can quickly and easily alter the provided sounds to suit your needs. This is a synth suitable for everything from Basses to Leads to Pads to Arps to crazy Effects and more. All with a tasty 80’s vibe!

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An Inspirational Plugin Modeled On A Classic Digital-Analog Wave Synth

The Ensoniq ESQ-1 is a special keyboard for UVI. Used by many on their team, including being a personal favorite of one of their founders, so USQ-1 had to be great.

  • Inspired by a cult-favorite ’80s synthesizer workstation
  • Explore 400 fully-editable presets or create your own
  • Vintage hardware sounds with modern sound-shaping tools

UVI have leveraged years of experience with this synth and put their hearts into creating a collection of sounds that they’re proud of and are sure you’ll enjoy!

This library runs in the free UVI Workstation and doesn’t require any other software to function!

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A Brief History Of The Ensoniq ESQ-1

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!

All Of That 80’s Retro Flavour In A Modern Plugin Package

USQ-1 offers 268 selectable layers made from over 22,000 samples. To showcase the sonic potential UVI 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 UVI 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.

The sounds in USQ-1 are detailed and powerful. Every patch began with sound design on the original hardware and was recorded at UVI’s 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.

The 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 the 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.

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.

Five Main Sections

  • MAIN PAGE & GLOBALS – On the main page, you can choose your two waves that form the basis of your patch as well as set their volume and pan positions. Volume and filter ADSR envelopes can be set for each wave here too.
  • EDIT PAGE – This section lets you control the stereo effect, which is either OFF, ALT or UNISON modes and has variable spread, detune and colour. You will also find the modwheel set up here as well as pitch and poly/mono settings.
  • MOD PAGE – This section consists of a variable step modulator and an LFO modulator which can be linked to the volume, filter depth and pitch of each oscillator in various combinations and with various varieties of variables.
  • FX PAGE – Unsurprisingly, this is the bit where you play with the effects. You get quality EQ, Drive, Thorus, Phasor, Delay and Sparkverb modules available with the basic controls you’d expect. Because who wants to listen to a dry synth? No one, that’s who.
  • ARP PAGE – Split right down the middle to accommodate the OSC-1 arp on the left and the OSC-2 on the right you will find a volume step sequencer for each along with direction controls.

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 machines or iLok dongles

For more in-depth details read the user manual HERE.






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So What Exactly Can I Do With “USQ-1 Digital-Analog Wave Synth”?

With a bank of 400 presets to get you started and plenty of options to customise those to your needs, the “USQ-1 Digital-Analog Wave Synth” gives you all the convenience of modern plugin design with that digital, warm and unmistakably ’80s sound that the Ensoniq ESQ-1 is famous for!

This is a synth that has graced many classic 80’s songs and is suitable for:

  • Basses, Leads & Arps
  • Crazy Effects
  • Rich Bells & Strings
  • Textured Pads & Modulating Atmospheres

All with a tasty 80’s vibe!

This library runs in the free UVI Workstation and doesn’t require any other software to function!

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Note: Requires an iLok account (free, dongle not required).


"USQ-1 Digital-Analog Wave Synth" by UVI

50% off "USQ-1 Digital-Analog Wave Synth" by UVI

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  • 50% off the normal price (normally €66)!
  • Inspired by a cult-favorite ’80s synthesizer workstation
  • Explore 400 fully-editable presets or create your own
  • Vintage hardware sounds with modern sound-shaping tools
  • Five main sections – Main Page & Globals, Edit Page, Mod Page, Fx Page, Arp Page
  • 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
  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in the free UVI Workstation version 2.6.15+, and Falcon version 1.4.1+
  • Note: Requires an iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • License: 3 activations per license on any combination of machines or iLok dongles
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    – Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit)
    – Windows 8 to Windows 10 (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 Unit, AAX, VST, Standalone
  • Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Maschine 1+, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5+, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3+, MainStage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+
  • Perfect for everything from Basses to Leads to Pads to Arps to crazy Effects and more… all with a tasty 80’s vibe!

What People Think About 50% off “USQ-1 Digital-Analog Wave Synth” by UVI

  • "UVI has brought back a unique synth of lush sound and major improvements. Few synths have the sound, features and filters like these. To UVI: You guys did it again! My respects."

    Sam FISH Fisher

    Sam FISH Fisher

    Multi Grammy Certified Producer/Songwriter & Musician - Daddy Yankee, Lady Gaga, Duran Duran

  • "USQ-1 is a totally cool synth. It’s filled with classic sounds as well as magical sounds that sparkle and shine with loads of character. USQ-1 is sonic gold!"

    Jordan Rudess

    Jordan Rudess

    Keyboardist & Composer - Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment

  • "Having the original Ensoniq keyboard, USQ-1 is one to have! It sounds so great and immediately throws me back to those days! The sound is powerful and very full. I love the bass sounds on this! It went straight into my template the moment I heard it!"

    Junkie XL

    Junkie XL

    Grammy Nominated & Multi-Platinum Producer, Musician & Composer - Batman vs Superman, Deadpool, Mad Max

  • "USQ-1 has that classic sound and a few extras under the hood."

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    Soundbytes

    Soundbytes

    Music Industry Blog

  • "UVI has elegantly simplified the UI to make the instrument highly accessible and quick to use."

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    Strong Mocha

    Strong Mocha

    Music Industry Blog

  • "My first professional synth when I was 14 was an ESQ1. I still own that baby to this day! I know its sounds from top-to-bottom and I’m in love with the USQ-1, it's a perfect recreation of the original! Thank you UVI!"

    Armando Avila

    Armando Avila

    Multi Grammy & Billboard Award-winning Producer, Musician, Arranger & Mixer - Gloria Trevi, Thalia, Syntek

  • "USQ-1 — especially in the context of UVI Falcon — is a terrific sounding, powerfully expressive synthesizer that will add intriguing colors to your synth mixes."

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    Electronic Musician

    Electronic Musician

    Music Industry Blog

  • "There’s enough awesomeness packed into USQ-1 to keep you happy for a while. It can provide many parts for a piece of music from the bassline up."

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    Audio Plugin Guy

    Audio Plugin Guy

    Music Industry Blog

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