ENSONIQ was a professional audio equipment company that was founded in the United States in the mid-1980s. The company initially focused on producing synthesizers, samplers, and other digital audio equipment for musicians and recording studios.
In addition to their synthesizers and samplers, ENSONIQ also produced a range of digital effects processors for use in recording studios and live performances. One of their most notable products in this category was the DP/4, which was introduced in 1992. The DP/4 was a four-channel digital effects processor that featured a range of high-quality effects, including reverb, delay, chorus, and flanger. It was also capable of creating complex, multi-effects chains that could be easily recalled and edited using the unit’s intuitive interface.
The DP/4 quickly became a popular choice among recording engineers and music producers, due to its high-quality sound and flexibility. It was used on countless hit records in a variety of genres, from rock and pop to electronic and hip-hop. In addition to the DP/4, ENSONIQ also produced other digital effects processors, including the DP/2, which was a two-channel version of the DP/4, and the DP/Pro, which was a rack-mounted unit that combined the functionality of the DP/4 and the DP/2.
ENSONIQ’s legacy of innovation and high-quality products continues to influence the development of digital effects technology today. Despite the company’s eventual acquisition by EMU Systems in the late 1990s, their range of digital effects processors remains highly respected among recording engineers and music producers.