It took a little bit longer but now Audio Damage releases their first new product for 2019. Enso is a new creative looper plugin that gives you the feeling of a hardware looper while taking software looping into new territory. With two overdub modes, it’s possible to configure the character of Enso: it can be a classic looper pedal or a Frippertronics-style dual tape deck.
Another highlight is the sector crossfading that allows you to define four different start and end points perfect for layered results. Enso is another great plugin by Audio Damage that it is unique and a super useful creative tool for musicians.
Giving you everything you need for limitlessly creative looping, on stage, and in the studio, Enso is one of Audio Damage’s most beautifully realized plugins yet, and an empowering addition to any musician’s arsenal of effects.
- Full Automatic Looping Engine: Enso’s looping engine is simple to learn, but exceedingly powerful, with “one button” looping control, both host-synced and free time.
- Dub In Place: it can either work like a traditional digital looper, where the input is mixed with the buffer contents, then sent to effects, or like a tape looper, where the effects and speed changes are included in the feedback path.
- Sector Crossfading: define four different start and end points. Crossfade between them, and overdub or re-record within them.
- Effects Section: Enso has user-controllable “tape style” saturation and hiss, high- and low-pass filters, and a stereo chorus for thickening and carving your loop.
- Full MIDI CC Implementation: it has an assignable MIDI CC page for controlling most features of the looping engine. It is tuned for foot control, but will work with any MIDI CC source.
- Independent Play And Record Head Control: both the play and record heads have through-zero speed control, from -4x to +4x, with text entry values and selectable inc and dec values.
- Multi-Format Audio Loader: Enso can load AIFF, WAV, Broadcast WAV, FLAC, MP3, and Ogg in any sample rate, bit depth, and channel configuration.
- Buffer Save: it can save its buffer contents as a WAV file.
- Extra Long Loops: can record or load up to 10 minutes of audio (5 minutes in iOS version) in Long Memory mode.
- Cross-Platform Preset Format: Enso utilizes an XML-based preset manager, and optionally stores the buffer within the preset for easy asset management. Work between multiple systems without troubles, make a preset on your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS version with Handoff, easily share your creations with your friends, or make a preset bundle to sell, no asset management required.
- Fully Resizable Hi-Dpi/Retina GUI: Enso’s vector-based GUI is resolution-agnostic and displays the same on every system and resolution. Easily resize the UI (per instance) to match your visual needs, from postage stamp to poster-sized.
Audio Damage Enso is available now for at an introductory price of $59 USD (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) until April 4th, 2019 (regular $79 USD). Enso for iOS is coming soon for $5.99 USD intro and $7.99 USD regular priced.
More information here: Audio Damage