Ensoniq CD-ROMs and floppy disks can not be read directly under Windows. However, you can use a 3rd party utility called 'EPSDisk' or alternatively one called 'EDE' (from Giebler Enterprises) to extract individual files from floppies, or to create 'disk image files' that are copies of the contents of the entire floppy disk. These can then be read by Awave Studio. If you don't want to use a DOS program like EDE or EPSDisk then we recommend a Windows utility called OmniFlop that you can use to read almost any type of floppy to a disk image.
Thus on the PC you usually encounter Ensoniq files in form of '.GKH' disk image files (with an additional header) or as the slightly compacted '.EUI' disk image format. You may also find.ED`? files, where ? = A, E, K, Q, S, T, V and denotes the Ensoniq synth model.
Individual instrument files have an extension of '.EF?' (where ? is one of the letters listed earlier) or '.INS'. INS files are the same as an EFx files except the latter may also contain EPS sequenced songs, bank info or such, instead of an instrument.
For EPS 16+ or ASR-10 format CD-ROMs use the
I/O → Read from Sampler CD command to import files from the disc.
Note: If you use OmniFlop to create floppy disk image files, then be sure the rename them to a .EDE extension, otherwise they might not be recognized!
Note: If an Ensoniq instrument uses a 'custom pitch table' or is 'unpitched' instead of using the 'standard pitch table', then it will be emulated by trying to set the region root key overrides values. This emulation will only correct for the 'middle key' in the region but it will usually sound ok over the whole region and drum-kits (that often are 'unpitched') usually have regions that only span one key anyway.