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Ensoniq ASR-10, ASR-88, EPS, and EPS-16 Plus
Books and Manuals


Sample Magic
This book is the definitive tool for using the EPS, EPS-16 Plus, and ASR samplers, written by the Doctor of Ensoniqology! Syntaur's Sam Mims created sounds for Ensoniq keyboards for decades, and was a beta tester and factory sound programmer for many of those keyboards. His renowned expertise is coupled with a knack for explaining the technical side of things in a fun, understandable style. Get the inside scoop on what makes your sampler tick, learn what's not covered in the manuals, pick up a multitude of sound design tricks, learn how to optimize your sampler for live performance or studio tracking, learn how to master your SCSI setup, and much, much more. Simply put, this book will greatly increase your skills at making music with your sampler! (154 pages)

You'll find out:
How to use drum loops, and make them match your sequencer tempo exactly...
How to sneak in an extra part when your sequencer tracks are all used...
How to create an Ensoniq-format CD-ROM for your sampler...
How to save a damaged floppy disk...
Which SCSI drives work with your sampler...
How to set up, navigate, and optimize a SCSI drive...
How to program an arpeggiator in your sampler... (No, it's not using the sequencer!)
How to free up polyphony...
What those ERROR messages can tell you...
How to troubleshoot problems with your sampler...

Click here for complete Chapter listing.

"Sample Magic: Mastering the Ensoniq EPS/ASR Samplers" by Sam Mims (Part #BSMGC) $29.95



Musician's Manuals and Service Manuals
Syntaur is the exclusive producer and licensed distributor of these Ensoniq manuals; most are available only as pdf files. Please note that Ensoniq's service manuals do not contain schematics; Ensoniq schematics are generally unavailable.

ASR-10 Musician's Manual (Part #ASRMAN) $12.95
     This manual is a large 9-Meg .pdf file which will be emailed to you; make sure your email server allows file attachments of this size.
ASR-10 Musician's Manual (French) (Part #ASRFR) $12.95
     This manual is a large 8-Meg .pdf file which will be emailed to you; make sure your email server allows file attachments of this size.
ASR-10 Musician's Manual, O.S. Ver. 3.0 Addendum (Part #ASRADD) $6.95
This is a 142-page addendum to the Musician's Manual which covers Audio Tracks, importing Akai and Roland samples, DAT backups, the SCSI interface, navigating SCSI drives, the DI-10 Digital Interface, and more. It does NOT cover the basic operations of the ASR-10.
     This manual is a .pdf file which will be emailed to you.
ASR-10/ASR-88 Service Manual (Part #SMASR) $9.95
ASR-10 Tutorial Manual (Part #ASRTUT) $6.95
     This manual is a .pdf file which will be emailed to you.
EPS Advanced Applications Guide (Part #AAG1) $6.95
EPS Musician's Manual (Part #EPSMAN) $6.95
     This manual is a .pdf file which will be emailed to you.
EPS-M Musician's Manual (Part #EPSMMN) $11.95
EPS/EPS-M Service Manual (Part #SMEPS) $6.95
     This manual is a .pdf file which will be emailed to you.
EPS-16 Plus Musician's Manual (Part #E16MAN) $9.95
     This manual is a .pdf file which will be emailed to you.
EPS-16 Plus Rack Musician's Manual (Part #E16RMN) $9.95
     This manual is a .pdf file which will be emailed to you.
EPS-16 Plus Service Manual (Part #SME16) $6.95
     This manual is a .pdf file which will be emailed to you.
EPS/EPS-16 Plus SP-2 SCSI Interface Manual (Part #SCSIMN) $6.95
     This manual is a .pdf file which will be emailed to you.