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|Released: 1995? Version: 0.00|
|Rated: 8.3/10 User reviews: (3)|
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This unit is the little brother to Ensoniq's DP/4, their flagship (and only) effects processor of the early 90's. It adds a few algorithms that I don't recall being available in the DP/4 (the most obvious one that comes to mind is the ADSR Generator - I wonder how this compares to TC Electronic's "envelope mode" in their Triple C compressor?)... |
Basically, it's a dual-engine unit, with the processors working in series, parallel, or series-feedback. Sound-wise and capability-wise, it may not be up to par with current units such as the TC FireworX/M2000 or the Lexicon PCM-81/91... but for a few hundred buck, it makes a nice complimentary grit/color box.
Creative possibilites with the DP/2 are actually quite numerous. This is partly thanks to the fact that some algorithms combine two or three effects (ie. EQ-Panner-DDL, Pitch-Shift-DDL, VCF-Distort), making it possible to actually chain 4 or 5 effects together if you use certain combinations. I personally find the DP/2 excellent for "sci-fi" treatments of pad-like synth sounds. For example, a Wavestation pad running into the DP/2, VCF-distortion and pitchshifter in a feedback configuration yields some nice guitar-amp feedback-like tones. Certain effects, such as the pitch-shifter, also have LFO's as part of the parameter selection, making these types of sounds possible. Another phaser-pitchshifter combo acheives a sond similar to the "whale probe" sound from Star Trek IV... and so on.
Definitely a useful sound design tool, equally at home in keyboard and guitar rigs, no doubt.
-Wide variety of effects -Flexible configuration -Easy editing with Sound Diver -Excellent supplier of "grit/color" when coupled with higher quality/current units
-"Line-lump" power supply -not up to today's standards in terms of pristine sound quality
Ensoniq DP/2 Specifications:
Digital IOs: |
3 in (one front panel), 2 out
CV pedal, two Foot Switch jacks, power suplly input
Maximum Resolution:44khz@16 bits
Parametric, Rumble Filter, VanderPol Filter, VCF (in Distortion algorithms)
Compressor, Expander, De-Esser, ADSR Envelope Generator
Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Pitch-Shift, Panner, Tremolo, Vibrato, Rotating Speaker, Tuneable Speaker, Sine/Noise Gen, Amp emulators, Distortion (w/VCF), Fuzz Box, Vocal Remover, Vocoder, Wah...
E-Magic Sound Diver
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