There is also 'modern' audio gear in the racks: two Avalon VT737 input channels, two Chandler Germanium compressors, a Demeter Stereo Tube Direct and two Urei 1176 compressors, along with some vintage Ibanez (AD230), Ensoniq (DP4), Korg (SDD2000) and Roland (SBF325) effects — an essential ingredient of the AIR sound from the beginning. In the studio itself, there's a Yamaha grand piano, a drum kit, a vibraphone, some kalimbas, a Neumann U47 microphone and Godin's collection of guitar and bass amps.more
> J'utilise aussi depuis peu un **DP4** (stéréo multi-effets), il permet de coupler des effets, on peut faire rentrer une réverbe dans un flanger qui, lui, rentre dans un delay, et ainsi de suite… Ça donne des sonorités vraiment très intéressantes et les possibilités sont immenses. Il ne m’accompagne pas en live (en solo du moins), mais c’est un très bon nouvel allié au studio!more
Ensoniq DP4 Audio Effects Processor. There were four ESP DSP chips* designed into this unit, which means four distinct channels of processing.
It's being bragged about as one of Daft Punk's sources for vocoding on many of their tracks. I'd say if you're ever to look for an affordable external fx unit then this is it. You can algorithmicly chain 1 effect to 4 outs, 2 stereos or 4 mono's (and here you were wondering why Ensoniq called it dp4). Remarkable how it still sounds fresh today. If you are a firm fan of say Nexus 2 or Sylenth (or anything else that looks better than sounds good) try and route it through this. You'll be surprised. For me it's leads, strings and fx that get DP'd.. Or Quadroopled, or quadrophonia'd. Whatever
The 4 In 4 Out effects can be configured in every way under the sun. Go 1 instrument In through all 4 effects. Or put 2 stereo instruments through 2 effects with individual stereo outputs, or just one stereo output if you are short on mixer channels. Or have 4 sends from my mixer to 4 effects out, or stereo mix. And on and on. The best thing about this contraption are the lush and full reverbs. I ran a violin through the reverb and it added power and body to the sound. Percussion reverbs go from natural rooms to hard gates. Even reverse reverb! MIDI controllers can change parameters in realtime, like EQ cutoff, or anything else like delay time. I purchased mine in the early 1990's. Later models were less bulky and had a better guitar amp preset. I still run my keyboards through it when playing live.