Ensoniq Corp. was an American electronics manufacturer founded in 1982, best known throughout the mid-1980s and 1990s for its musical instruments, principally samplers and synthesizers. Ensoniq’s DP series of effects rack-mount units offered parallel processing and reverb presets on a par with the likes of Lexicon, but at affordable prices. Today, the Ensoniq DP/4 processor is very well regarded for it’s great effects and innovative approach to multi-effects processing and as such they command high prices. In January of 1998, Ensoniq Corporation was sold to Creative Technologies Ltd for a cool US$77 million. This acquisition virtually ended the run of innovative products coming out of the Ensoniq brand at it eventually died a slow death.