Sonic State Studio / Effects Units / ENSONIQ DP/2

Average rating: 8.3/10 out of 10

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Pimpbot2000 from USA writes:
They don't make em' like this anymore. Lush, warm REVERB. Twisting, smooth PHASING. Silky FLANGE and CHORUSING. Superb EQ. There are very few weak points on this unit other than age, this thing smokes alot of so-called midlevel effects racks out there right now. The converters are excellent, remind me of the ASR10 converters, very musically colorful. These are high quality components....I swear, the Filter in this is analog, it sounds so rich. I haven't even gotten into setting it up with midi controllers/sources-dest yet, or the Vocoder, which I curious to hear. Only thing I wish it had was digital in/out, but you can't have everything. For the used prices, pick one of these up AND a DP/4.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Friday, 19-Aug-05 at 9:56
justin a part-timer user from US writes:
There comes a time when the all you really need is a good reverb and delay and you are set.Well being a gear whore like many out there I decided that my studio needed yet another variation of the same thing so I decided to check out the Ensoniq DP/2. I was at first allowed the manual before the actual unit arrived so I had a head start to the programability offered. And programabilty is not where this unit stops at. There are a ton of effects. The bread and butter are there but when used with the extra gravy you get a great meal!! This unit has a very cool modulation matrix, albeit only two sources and destinations but the it has a real analog filter that the Fc and Q can be controlled by midi. In fact this effects box is really a synth in a multi effects unit box. The MIDI implementation is extensive and the sonic capabilties is pretty enormous even by todays standards.There are few rough diamonds in the mix but with a little coaxing they can shine with the best of them.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 20-Apr-04 at 21:25
ingredient_t a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This is a great, low price effects unit for live or studio use. I paid $150 on eBay and don't feel I got ripped off.. However, soon after I made the purcase I saw one go for $110, so this unit really is quite a bargain.

I'm no seasoned pro by any means and the only other dedicated effects unit I have owned is the Alesis Quadraverb 2. The DP/2 compares favorably to the Alesis and I would definitely recommend the DP/2 over the Q2.

Whereas the Q2 sounds rather clear and polite, the DP/2 is very thick and rich. Since it is more guitar-oriented than the Q2 it has nice distortion and filter algorithms that really fuck up the sound. Add an expression pedal and you'll have yourself a monster wah.

I found I only really used the Q2 for it's flexible delay and reverbs, but I think I will use the DP/2 for much more creative purposes.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Thursday, 04-Sep-03 at 16:9
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