UVI launched USQ-1

The new hybrid digital synthesizer emulates sounds from glorious 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 new UVI‘s virtual instrument supports Falcon and UVI Workstation environments and works native 64-bit in standalone mode. The internal library boasts 268 selectable layers made from over 22,000 samples.

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 chain is a capable effect bus loaded with UVI’s processors.


  • 6,72 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 12,69 GB in WAV)
  • 400 Presets, 22 768 Samples @ 44.1 kHz. Recording at 88.2 kHz
  • Audio Units, AAX, VST, Stand-alone
  • Tested and Certified in:Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6, Maschine 1 & 2, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble 5, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3, Main Stage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

Info: Uvi