Ensoniq DP2

Ensoniq DP2

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DP2, Multi-Effects Processor from Ensoniq.

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Ensoniq DP2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ensoniq
  • Model: DP2
  • Category: Multi-Effects Processors
  • Added in our database on: 02/05/2003

Two DSP chips, 20 MIPS of processing power
True stereo
65 algorithms
600 presets
Complete control over parameters
Real-time modulation control
Balanced ins and outs
Front panel input
Headphone jack

Technical specifications

Processors 2 custom VLSI 24-bit digital signal processors (ESP chip)
48-bit accumulation
20 MIPS total processing power (10 MIPS per ESP chip)
128K words (256 Kbytes) of delay memory
Maximum delay timeper unit = 1.8 sec
Maximum single delay time (no regeneration) = 3.6 seconds

Algorithms/Presets 65 Algorithms
600 Presets (300 ROM, 300 RAM)
200 each (100 ROM, 100 RAM) of the following:
1 Unit Presets
2 Unit Presets
Config Presets (2 Units plus all signal routing parameters)
20 Song memories for chaining sets of 5 Presets together for easy access during performance

Input/Output Specifications A/D-D/A conversion: 16 bit linear
Input level: -18.5 dBV to +19.5 dBu
Maximum output level:
into >10. Kohm = +17.3 dBu
into 600. ohm = +14.5 dBu
Input impedance:
Rear Inputs = 21.4 kohm
Front Input = (1/4"") = 910 kohm
Output impedance: 220ohm
Frequency response: 2 Hz-16 kHz ""wet""
Dynamic range: 96dB
Signal - Noise ratio: -90dB ""A"" weighted
THD+Noise: > .0032% (90dB) ""A"" weighted
Crosstalk between channels:
better than -80 dB (1 kHz)
IM distortion (SMPTE): 0.05%

Front Panel 2 Input and 1 Output volume knobs
1 1/4"" input jack (overrides Input 1 on back panel)
1/4"" headphone jack (29. mW/ channel into 600ohm, 15. mW/ channel into 30ohm)
Bi-level Input Signal LED's for each channel (-30 dB, -6 dB)
32 character back-lit LCD display
2 character LED display with MIDI indicator
Digital 24-step Data Entry Knob
10 buttons (Write/Copy, Cancel/Undo, Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Select, Edit/Compare, System / MIDI, Unit A, Unit B, Config)
Active and Bypassed/Killed status LED's for each Unit
2 LED's to show current Input Configuration type (1 or 2 source)
Power Switch

Rear Panel 1/4"" balanced (TRS) phone jack connectors
2 Inputs (can function as 2 mono or 1 stereo pair)
2 ground compensated Outputs (can function as 2 mono or 1 stereo pair)
Control Voltage Pedal input (allows modulation from external sources, such as the CVP-1 pedal)
2 dual Foot switch inputs (for use with SW-10)
MIDI In/Out/Thru
Connector for external power supply (PS-1):
in-line ""brick-style""
+/-12v dc @ 200mA, +5V DC @ 1A

MIDI Responds to 4 MIDI channels at the same time
Each Unit can be assigned its own MIDI channel for receiving program changes, Bypass/Kill controller status changes, MIDI volume control
A separate MIDI channel can be assigned for receiving effect modulation/controller messages
A separate channel can be assigned to receive Config Preset program changes
Separate program change map tables per Unit and Config
Responds to the following MIDI controllers (for effect parameter modulation or Bypass/Kill status changes): Controllers #000 - #127
Pitch bend wheel
Note number
Pressure (channel/mono or key/polyphonic)
Local Controllers (an also send MIDI events):
Control voltage input
Up to 4 Foot switches (2 x SW-10)
Can save/load the following data types via MIDI System Exclusive
Single Presets
Bank of related Presets (1 Unit, 2 Unit, or Config)
System global data
All data (all Presets/System global parameters)
Loads 1 and 2U Preset data from DP/4, DP/4+

Optional Accessories CVP-1 (CV Pedal) - for real-time effect parameter modulation
SW-10 Dual Foot Switch - 2 pedal piano-type for effect bypass, programmable modulation of any effect parameter, Preset up/down, Song up/down, or Song Step up/down


Ensoniq DP2 user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
 1 user review100 %

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

Ensoniq DP2
see DP-Pro


too early to talk about but the configuration-General for the device did not seem sorcerer.


* Effects are they effective, adaptable and sufficiently GPs?
effective and responsive, at least for my musical DLIR without a doubt! GPs? ... what are the effects so you pass and realism is not what is asked, the only thing I can say is that it enhances your sound, it does the dtruit not quite to the contrary, it is sublime.

Which instruments do you use?
Live in an insert, if not with analog, various synths, it's great with a guitar or bass, lovers of good groove & funky music particularly well known product.

Which ones do you prfrez that hates you?
I do not like rverbs, but not what we achte module for this kind of effect but everything else is bueno!


* For how long have you been using it?
few days

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
the brand I had a dj + dp4 but never march; (

What is the specific feature you like best, the least?
+ + Its strong compared dp4 one who always falls down
+ + Effects
+ + Interface and use fairly simplistic ideas unlike reues
+ + Prize
+ + The sound quality, its texture so special and unmistakable
+ + Super intressant price around 160 euros but ultra rare opportunity to find
+ + To the reputation groove all your machines is confirmed;)

the least
regret that this type of machine is no longer manufactured!

With exprience, you do again this election? ...
Plutt 2 times that!, besides if I find another hand I achte on

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