Ensoniq DP/4 Parallel Effects Processor

Ensoniq DP/4 Parallel Effects Processor

As a musician you are required to perform in many different situations, and to be flexible enough to adapt to any musical setting. We believe you should expect no less from your gear, presenting the Ensoniq DP/4.

That’s the idea behind the new Ensoniq DP/4 Parallel Effects Processor – flexibility to perform in any situation, extensive programming capabilities and the highest quality sound possible.

To give you this power, we took a unique approach. Based on the concept of parallel processing from the computer world, the DP/4 has 4 discrete processors (called unit(s) A, B, C & D), each capable of producing 24-bit dynamic stereo effects. Each unit is a complete effects device unto itself. – it takes only one of these processors to provide a host of multi-effects.

But with 4 units the DP/4 has the power to produce the highest quality multi-effects without ever sacrificing sound fidelity. This approach also means that each effect you choose has a complete set of programmable parameters, for total control of your sound.

The DP/4 has 4 inputs and 4 outputs allowing you to process up to 4 different signals at the same time. It also has a digital patch bay giving you the flexibility to route signals from mono or stereo sources, in series or parallel configurations.

A built in sub mixer controls signal output, maintaining multiple stereo images with 4 outputs, or even mixing 4 sources down to 2 outputs. This gives you the flexibility to process 1, 2, 3 or 4 seperate sources at the same time, with over 30 possible signal flow choices.

Each processor in the DP/4 is capable of producing up to 43 different true stereo effects, as well as 3 additional multi-unit algorithms. These 46 algorithms cover a variety of applications, from world-class reverbs, delays and colouration effects to compression, expansion, ducking and pitch-shifting. The DP/4 has 400 presets already programmed for you, so right out of the box you’re sure to find the type of processing you need.

And one unit in the DP/4 would be a welcome addition to your music making. With the freedom and power that four offer, you’ll be able to bring a quality to your mixing and sound that you only dreamed of. And the ease of having them all under the control of the one interface saves time that is better spent making your music. The DP/4 Parallel Effects Processor, an idea that could only come form the musical engineers at Ensoniq.

If you're a musician and also do some music production, you'll love the DP/4. And you'd be hard pressed to find four effects boxes with the power of the four in the DP/4 for the same price or less. If you're just looking for some reverbs and delays for your commercial and promo production, it's hard to look away from all you get for the money in the DP/4. If you use a lot of digital signal processing and effects in your production, the four-in-one feature of the DP/4 could be a money saver for you. Ensoniq should also get a "golf clap" for their manual. Though it is almost an inch thick, it is written in ENGLISH, and it takes even the novice user carefully through every aspect of the unit.

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Buy one of these right now if you want really excellent effects for very little money. this is an incredible value for what is under the hood. The unit can act like 4 independent processors, but it's not limited to a single effect per chain like the Digitech Studio Quad. This has some serious processing power and the effects are very good, a little raspy at times, but overall, the coloration from the unit isn't over the top or overly obvious.

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  • Released: 1992
  • Quantization: 16bit
  • Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
  • Frequency Response: 2Hz-18kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 96dB
  • THD: Below 0.005%
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