Hi all, I just got an Ensoniq ESQ-1 last week, and have a few questions for people who have some experience with this one.
Right now there's a stuck/dead key on it, G#1. When I turn the synth on it's playing that note right off, if I hold down more than 8 notes it shuts off. But the note is stuck, and dead (won't play).
It had a battery issue on startup, I just ordered and replaced the battery from the guide here ESQ1 battery replacement
and that's fixed and out of the way.
I haven't taken it apart to look at the keybed yet, any tips from anyone who's fixed a dead or stuck key on one of these? I'm a Korg synth guy mainly, I've fixed keys on my Polysix and Mono/Poly, plus a Triton. Looking for some tips before starting.
Also lastly, when I turn on the keyboard, the LCD shows "Ensoniq ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer and Sequencer Software Version 2.30", and stays there. I can play whichever last patch I was playing just fine, but I have to hit one of the bank buttons to move out of that splash menu. Is this normal? Or is it supposed to just show that splash menu and go to the patch list in bank 1 after a second or two?