Nick Taylor asks Ceephax in this [article from *Smart Shanghai*](http://www.smartshanghai.com/articles/nightlife/inside-the-dayglo-mind-of-ceephax-acid) “OK some nerdy gear questions. How much kit you bringing over to Shanghai? Is it not a huge pain in the arse to travel with all that stuff?” To which Ceephax replies “I'm bringing my flotilla of Roland hardware [TR-707](http://equipboard.com/items/roland-tr-707-rhythm-composer), [TR-909](http://equipboard.com/items/roland-tr-909-rhythm-composer), [SH-101](http://equipboard.com/items/roland-sh-101-synthesizer), [TB-303](http://equipboard.com/items/roland-tb-303), and my Ensoniq SQ-80.”more
Hidden gem from the late 80's! When all major synth manufacturers were dumping analog synths for digital synths, Ensoniq could only afford to implement digital oscillators (with a total of 256Kb of wave memory) while the filter was still an analog resonant filter which gives the SQ80 it's unique sound: raw digital oscs with smooth analog filters. Nice keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch as well.