All user reviews for the Ensoniq DP4
It isn't difficult to access the basic functions of the Ensoniq DP4, but learning it in depth will definitely take some time. I've really only scratched the surface with the DP4, but have used it enough to get a good idea of what it's capable of doing and not doing. Getting basic sounds is easy, but it takes a bit of use to understand using multiple effects at once to have complete control over the unit. I've never seen a manual for the DP4, so I can't speak about it's make up.
The different effects that can be found on the Ensoniq DP4 range from reverbs to delays to modulation effects and beyond. I've mostly used the DP4 for it's reverbs and delays, as it's got the most of these, but all of the effects sound pretty good and are more than useful. It's a digital effects processor, so sometimes the effects can sound a bit 'digital' and stale, but most of the time I'm able to get a pretty warm sound out of this considering that it is digital. The DP4 is a great mixing tool for effects, especially if you want multiple effects at once.
Overall, the Ensoniq DP4 is pretty powerful effects processor. While I generally use analog hardware or plug-ins for effects like this, having the DP4 around is great because it borrows from the best of both worlds. There is a newer version of the Ensoniq DP4, known as the DP4+, which I haven't used. While it sounds better than most plug-ins, many of the effects are easily beat with hardware effects. However, if you're looking to get a palette of sounds within a single unit, the DP4 isn't a bad way to go. It isn't as cutting edge as it was when it came out, but the DP4 is still a useful studio effect.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- Digital Technology
- I do not know if the dp4 can be edited via a computer
- Mount model
- Comprehensive analog connections (4 x in / out) note: NO INPUT / OUTPUT DIGITAL
- Triplet pm (i / o / t)
- This machine is capable of processing 4 signals (source here) different making it one of the more complete today.
- Configuration fairly simple once past the first approach (rather confusing, I must admit), and very complete.
- I found the manual in French on the net, he gives no more want it (it is rather a mess level organization)
- Editing sounds is easy and not daunting.
I'm on it for 2 hours, I have so far tried only a mono synth (morpho) live. By tonight there should be two entries "feedees" by 2 busses to the console and the other two that I will use as an insert on the edges, I think. In short, the SOUND: While the large number of reverbs and the large number of parameters to manage propose to find happiness if you do not seek super clean reverb, because here the sound is rather fat and a "dirty" choya (finally I understand). I prefer those of its reverbs SX700 for whom I had given notice there qq time. Nothing smooth anyway.
Modulations (main purpose of my purchase) are excellent, nothing to envy to set my analog pedals (phaser / chorus and flanger downright great), ring modulation and very thick "creamy" and again the large number of parameters allows having downright hybrid effects (flanger chorusé a vibrato flangeoit etc etc).
The delays are great too, I do not know yet if I will use them because I like those of bcp SX700, but make no mistake, they are super nice, special mention tempo delay that can sync via midi.
The accounting and other treatments on the dynamics, I have not yet tested properly, so I can not really give an objective opinion (I just threw a synth bass turns without touching the compression settings).
All possibility of chaining and routing is amazing, it must be out sick stuff if you want, noise level.
I received this morning (bought here) so I have not been able to immerse myself in the camera, but the little I've tested convinced me "cash" as they say. Flangers and other modulations are also a creamy creme brulee ramekin of compet 'reverb tails are not static and not chemical masses (but still a little) but nonlinear reverbs can be daunting I guess in "design". One delay will synchronize with other machines, damage, but overall I liked the delay, but rather organic. In addition to the various effects (many), the highlight of this Device is to treat 4 sources at the same time and everything is out on a D / G is on all 4 outputs, or mono etc etc.. We are talking about a great many versatile machine. I fell for this multi and I look forward to really immerse myself since past over two hours this morning are really promising!
yes I do it again this choice especially with a vendor class as that to which I nabbed especially for super soft price!
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mixtering's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ensoniq DP4: The 4x4 multi-effects"
This rack 19 'has 4 inputs / outputs independent with a potentiometer for each input and output is super convenient and fast session.
The philosophy of DP4 is not so obvious that at first.
But when we understood the architecture of this multi-effects, just a little logic to make the most of this machine.
The effects are really nice. It's American, it sounds, it's just incredibly effective. The Yanks really know how sound their boiboites.
All instruments work with DP4, the violins with 8 voices chorus, guitars with amp simulators, but the synths with the time, phaser etc ...
I found us in the studio in the early 90's, I 'have reported one in France for my studio sessions, it still works.
For the reverberation of the voices you should use a Lexicon but it's so much else that we forgive him not to be excellent everywhere.
In conclusion, it is a very good machine that will satisfy those who want a warmer and denser than the effects plugins.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Brought you two for the price by seeking a minimum.
4 effects processors routed in all directions with tlcommande paramtres in the afternoon.
I wish I had more control with preset paramtres twelve o'clock, the two were possible by paramtres effects dja is not bad! Especially we can choose absolutely any of paramtres
Note that in addition to control change can we control the effects of the VLOC a keyboard, the note, aftertouch ... and even in the CV!
This is good, yet another fawn playing with effects.
We can choose the depth of action in order reues noon: a Manir gnrale in the main config but especially because it's stock memory and it trs trs useful to avoid saturating the output or limit a rsonance.
No connection numrique.
CHARACTERISTICS trs level is good. Then we have to look at Kurzweil, Eventide for a multi-effect somewhat similar but does not play in the same CATEGORY price and opportunity.
It takes some time to dip the logic of presets ROM / RAM / CONFIG
take her back between the config 1U / 2U / 3U / 4U and routing parralle SERIES feedback, especially with the half-manual found on the Internet.
But it is logically organized trs and navigation is simple plutt. It's like everything's just a matter of habit.
Some effects are multiple, we can find an example in a single preset UNIT phaser a dot of an LFO that can turn on / off phase, we can switch the LFO sample & hold, all followed by a line Stereo delay with rglages L / R and to finish off custom settings steering noon.
So ... the dj was going to be hot to combine four effects on the four units seen your exact a single unit, it is powerful!
No MIDI sync effects other than the well-named TEMPO DELAY so you have to get out the calculator and other delays.
The biggest concern for both the speed of the module that is not expressed in ms, so it's ear.
In terms of pure quality is bad because it is not transparent ... and it has done is good and it sounds great!
It is prfrable to have a good clean ct processor to cover all the uses I think. For reverbs in particular, in my case I was sometimes lacking.
I'm a fan of modulations and reverbs and other non-linear, I love making my clothes, make flanges with delays, reverbs and delays with etc..
There's really sounds egg out, if you like.
Saturations and amp simulations are useful, even if they remain numriques they are nice there are plenty of things to do with, glad to have them.
It is almost mandatory to include a noise / gate at the end of string with Satus There's noise because according rglages.
The DP4 can gnrer its own sound, with the oscillator is basically Intgr but also by playing with feedback and that's good because it can INTERESTED "replace" this little synth a quietly Thurs Especially if you your follower of sampling.
Are often found in the EQ algorithms and the hair is because it does not always respect the Aiges.
Here are just 3 or 4 shots mconaissables electronic percussion in the algorithm Flanger-DDL (using a single unit) that I modified, the rest is the module that DP4 (problem of resonance n 'not optimistic that the race of knobs):
DP4 ( http://digitalementconverti.free.fr/d%e9mos%20effets/Ensoniq%20DP4/Spiral%20Flange.ogg )
I had fun reproduce this effect in the Nord Modular G2 in terms of pure quality is better (24bit / 96khz blabla), and although the sound is not as good. QED.
Nord Modular G2 ( http://samuel.moysan.free.fr/Demos-Ressources%20de%20mes%20instruments%2C%20FX/NM%20G2%20engine/DDL%20Phazer%2024.ogg )
This is a box that invites you to crushing, there are enough presets paramtres in order to be prcis but not too much, it's back.
It can be used as a standard processor and confined to an auxiliary table mix using presets, but it's a shame, it's enough to look for new sounds with the processor 1992.
Not exactly young but it is always the page!
I love and I want more, I would take can be a deuxime as an insert on the machines it's really good to combine the effects of the sudden I ... nothing on my assistants.
Trs good machine!
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kwish's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
24-bit digital processing, conversion / dd / a 16-bit
midi in / out / thru 4 analog inputs / outputs
deep rack like all Ensoniq products => fo sinan have the place he finds himself quickly to go beyond 20 cm from your shelf
Routing very Evolus 4 processors, I have two in send / return on my mackie and separates two sets that I insert on various segments of the console
edition of the sounds is very simple if a little jargon connai effects
uh ... oO I do not have the manual
I do a scratch and break beat is DEADLY! I had a tc m300 home front (very good value for cons) but it is not comparable
I have a multi effect that I had to farewell the apps: D
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crusz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...) / FOR THE DIGITAL WAY ENSONIQ NO WORRIES FOR DYN
- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI) / DAMAGE THAT IT IS NOT IN NY / DIGITAL OUT BECAUSE IT WAS OVER A SUPER CONVERTER !!!!!
- Is this a rack or rack-mount model? : THE RACK LIGHT BODY IS GOOD QUALITY!
- The general configuration is it simple? : VERY!
- Publishing of sound effects or is it easy? : EVEN CLEAR
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ... A MANUAL?? NOT KNOW THIS WORD! SORRY,,,
- THE EFFECTS ARE MALS quality ... ENOUGH LOAD RELEASE AND NOT VERY UNFORTUNATELY FOR CRYSTALLINE Reverb (I joined the previous post: for voice LEXICON must be a verb or other more "diffuse" ...)) OFFERS THE REST OF THE EFFECTS putty DP4 AND VERY BIG IN DYNAMIC IDEAL FOR RHYTHMIC MIXS & ALSO WITH THE CREATION phasers DISTO / / A VERY GOOD MULTIFX
How long have you use it? Since the beginning! 1998 I BELIEVE? The routing is really good value for money UNBEATABLE C IS TRUE WITH ALL MACHINERY IS ON THAT OCCAZ (pushed the joy of digital = OCCAZ for real crazy ...)) analog MAY EVEN ELECTRO / SAVE A TECHNO MIX EQ WITH HER AND GIVE BACK ALL THE POTATO AL (really only on violent genre mixes CLUB attention ...))
BUT AS MANY ENSONIQ MACHINE - AND I THINK MY ASR10 and one of my 3 DP4 - motherboards ENSONIQ unleash AFTER EACH SOther FAN BECAUSE OF THESE MACHINES HAVE BEEN DONE WRONG (according to us the sites also ... )) + + A CONSULTANT IN ANY EVENT ..
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Cid2Nice's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- It's numrique, however, it is not cold (my taste anyway).
- Edited by soundiver.
- 4 audio In / 4 out audio, triplet noon to 2 between the control pedals.
- Rackable 2U high, deep trs (limit in my rack).
Routing trs pushed the possibility of used 1,2,3 or 4 channels.
- Once assimil gnral operation, it is quite easy to use, the manual is full of tips and tricks to save time browsing the small screen but good enough.
- My book is incomplete, but as far as I possde is clear.
- Without a doubt, a ringing, and rather well for the numrique, I find it relatively warm.
- I use it on a pace box, a synth and a sampler, just short of what .
- Trs good flanger, phaser, dlais also good.
- I use it for 6 months.
- What j'apprcie most is being able to use it as a quadruple multifx.
- I got down on his reputable purchase (although not boo, even no cost before: P), but mostly on the advice of users that I trust.
- For 450 euros (price at which I bought), I find it difficult (impossible?) To beat.
- I Rasht eyes closed for me is the Swiss Army knife of multifx, fx with 4 concurrent users ...
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droors9's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
configurable at will according to the scenario, 2 stereo, 4 mono and so on. . .
Editing is so easy, the interface is excellent
It sounds fast and it's hot, the modulation effects are superb, the delays also
ideal for guitar, samples / synth or sound!
reverb for voice is much better elsewhere but it can do the trick in home studio
Best value for money, this has a real success and it is entirely justified in my opinion, I am a fan, but do not want it either in a mix. . .
I put 10 for the home studio, 10 for the guitar, synths and samples
for singing, the choice of a lexicon reverb or other necessary
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