Ensoniq PARIS

Ensoniq PARIS

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PARIS, Digital Multrack-studio from Ensoniq.

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Ensoniq PARIS tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ensoniq
  • Model: PARIS
  • Category: Digital Multrack-studios
  • Added in our database on: 02/24/2004

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Ensoniq PARIS user reviews

Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
 1 user review33 %
 1 user review33 %

sorozaball's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I contributed to the development of MAO"

Ensoniq PARIS
C'tait ambicious a system has the era ... except that it does not gr MIDI !!!


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I do not want to talk about.


Hachet the USA in the late 90s for many dollars c'tait the beginning of the end, I made bullshit to sell my old stuff (Tascam MSR 16 + Mackie 24 bus) attracted by the sirens of digital, from the mix..ect during spray.
Rsultat I never managed to finish a project with less ... console rests at the bottom of a male for many years with the sound card ddie ...
So I tell myself that my purchase helped contribute to the development of computer music. Today there are a lot of very comprehensive software that has associated a sound card allow s'clat ... or not.
Voila, if anyone still use my console is available ... Paris
Docteur Frog08/27/2008

Docteur Frog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ensoniq PARIS
It is completely useless projects and ENSONIQ has paid the price with PARIS PARIS puisle PRO. Conceptually interesting, the PARIS arrived in 1996 and 1998 (Pro) with a basic idea: A Akai DR16 combined with super effects processor with an Audio Sequencer 16 tracks record and play 128 tracks, Mac and Windows PC 95.
Yes but now ... The PARIS sank before reaching its cruising speed.

With ENSONIQ PARIS has opted to see it running down the Seine (director) ...
A bad pun for a product that does not find its place. A bad taste for the stores that had made the effort to believe. A bad taste for some 90% of musicians who have decided to believe. A bad taste for ENSONIQ pérénise that market failures.
A bad deal ...


Basic. It explodes all with a good PC that mill. And especially because it is not in Stand Alone it does not crash. As stated in its opinion BubbaGump (he finally air skeptical and would not renew its option), W95 ok, it depends W98, WNT bug, W2000 oula ..., W Xp .. what?

Come on, I put 5 because it Ensoniq.


The sound is dynamic, but the samples in 24 bits PARIS, deals and 20bit 24Bits road then it seems that the signal is compressed (according to an engineer from home Ensoniq - E-mu Systems).


It is unfortunate that for a complete and powerful machine fault he put so much money because if the starting PARIS is available, to make professional should just add him six options that broadly covers a total investment of solution + MAC Pro Tools HD and all that goes with bazard.

He has to sell within 15 PARIS France and so much the better.

Bubbagump's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" vintage digital?"

Ensoniq PARIS
Integrated software / hardware dedicated.
runs on OS9, W95, W98n 2000, XP.

- DSP PCI Card
- I / O interface with configurable plug-in modules or 8 in 8 out, SMPTE and ADAT
- Surface control 16 faders + 100 mm non-motorized transportation, mute, solo, monitorng.
- 24-bit / 48 KHz max
- 128 audio tracks max, grouped into 8 "submix" 16-track mono. Each DSP is assigned the control of a submix in real time.

manufacturing quality correct.


The configuration, operation are they simple?

Euu then yes and no. Actually yes, provided it works. This system dates back to 1997, was abandoned in 2002 by E-MU. After the stop of a production, there was a large enough user base to create a momentum around the product. They got the source (humhum!) develloped and plug-ins and drivers. So that AC also runs on XP (and soon seven with multicore support).
before starting, better go for a ride home fans below:

Watch out for shares IRQ with the graphics card, he does not

Once the AC is running, you should know that this is an app a little buggy anyway. Therefore knowing these bugs around them. (I am available for additional information).

upon arrival, is used: hundreds of hours of work, and a few crashes, some bluescreen. Sometimes annoying, but not blocking.



Effects, treatment:
There is support VST and DirectX a bit random. Some work well, while others are planted. It is advisable to disable DirectX and VST wrapper to use a freeware like Vincent Burel
The internal effects, themselves, turn on the DSP card in real time they not familiar trap of DP4. Ensoniq is pure, we like it or not. The reverbs devellopées recement by Mke Audet are very good ("DPPROHALL" for example). Good chorus, delays to settle painful but useful. Do not expect miracles from EQ or compressor.

Overall, it can record and mix in there, and as always the sound quality of the result will depend on the catch, the interpretation and arrangements. I do not feel the machine as being the source of any sound problems.

Contrary to the opinion of the Frog, it does not compress files, it is the PCM 16 or 24 bits that is stored on your hard drive (extention. bam) but the conversion wave / bam is in both directions without less degradation, the files are the same size, and come out of phase 0.

Ensoniq was in the audio and music from the early 80s, was designing DSP. They samplers and synths, always prized for their sound now. So there was a little know how in this shop.

Here you can find information on technical solutions implemented in this system 48-bit fixed accmulateur 8 bits to the "overflow" to give a little leeway when it comes in red.


4 years of use.

- Property:
side the integrated, modular, coherent and professional. the fact that HE DID NOT TAKE THE HEAD WITH THE LATENCY: 1.3m / O @ 48K, including point DSP processing without CPU load. The control surface, the digital patchbay.

- Not good:
I do not like bugs, instability. the audio editor, the noisy fan of the ECM (rack I / O), automation weird submix the organization, file naming, the solo function limited to 3, the lack of MIDI, the absence to click.

In my opinion the interest of this system is to provide a alternaltive recording / mixing but not beyond reproach that sounds good at a price now interesting (AC is nothing actually), and tight budgets aors can buy better microphones, better front-end analog sticks new and better pizza.

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