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Enso is an AudioUnit V3 plugin; it requires an AUv3 host like Cubasis, Garageband, AUM, etc.
An architecturally unique and sonically characterful looping toolkit for producers and live performers, inspired by both modern looper pedals and vintage tape-based setups, Enso combines elegant and intuitive UI design with a deep but accessible feature set and stellar sound quality.
Enso’s operation will be immediately familiar to users of hardware looper pedals or plugins such as Ableton Live’s bundled Looper. Start playback of the host DAW, hit Enso’s record button and capture your instrumental performance into a loop of whatever length you like, up to ten minutes (five minutes on iOS). Then, without stopping playback, overdub further passes to create layered grooves, complex harmonic textures, or dense, evolving soundscapes.
Beyond those basics, though, Enso takes software looping into new territory. Two Overdub modes configure the plugin for conventional looper pedal behaviour or Frippertronics-style ‘dual tape deck’ manoeuvres, affecting the handling of the Feedback parameter for an endless range of layering possibilities; and up to four Sectors can be effortlessly defined, each with its own start and end points, for on-the-fly rearrangement of the loop.
With Enso, time and motion become truly fluid, as speed and direction are handled completely independently for playback and recording, the ‘through-zero’ bipolar Speed controls smoothly transitioning from forwards to backwards, and vice versa, in real time. Want to record forwards at half speed, while simultaneously playing the buffered loop in reverse at 1.25x? Of course you do…
Onboard tape-style saturation, filtering and chorus effects bring dirt, frequency-shaping and stereo thickening to the party; and a comprehensive MIDI assignment system makes it a snap to set your MIDI pedal or button controller up for operation of all Enso’s buttons and switches. With its animated play and record heads, meanwhile, the looping waveform display provides a clean, clear visual representation of the potentially mind-bending temporal acrobatics taking place, letting you get a handle on exactly what’s happening at a glance.
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
The applications Enso Looper was published
in the category Music on 2019-03-13 and
was developed by Audio Damage, Inc..
The file size is 14.34 MB.
The current version is 1.0 and works well on
9.3 and high ios versions.
As a longtime user of Audio Damage products (since 2009?), I’ve been absolutely thrilled by their iOS offerings. This particular effect, however, is especially wonderful. It’s evident that the designer/developer has approached this from the perspective of a user/musician - providing features and functionality in a form that is immediately useful, intuitive and inspiring. After watching the overview video, I was immediately able to produce some impressive drones and soundscapes. I have a few requests (sorry). First, the frequency ranges for the LP/HP filters: it would be ideal to be able to lowpass beyond the current range, ideally down to 20hz. Likewise, the ability to take the HP filter up to 20khz. Similarly, a more precise control of the lower ranges of chorus rate parameter - presently it goes from slow to rather rapid within a small range of the control, leaving 4/5th of the parameter operating within rather high rates. My only other desire is for some form of crossfade/declick feature when one ventures into the unlinked play/record territory. Certainly such discontinuities/artifacts are to be expected when one is exploring such unconventional techniques - however, I suspect there are some means by which they may be mitigated. Perhaps arbitrarily extending the record/play buffer by 8ms to use for crossfading, or by identifying zero-crossing/discontinuities as the record/play onset points, thus removing them from the actual recordings. I suspect the developers have already explored the possible solutions to this issue and have presented the best possible implementation, so it may well be that this is simply the 'nature of the beast', as they have indicated. It's certainly not a 'flaw' for which they possess any fault. So, I hope that I'm not out of line by proposing that it would be nice if it could be addressed/mitigated further.
Auv3 and a great layout make this perfect for multi app use. I rock an iPad 4 so it’s old but can loop and use AUM with a few apps well. I know loopers are cpu heavy, so I hope they keep it optimized for us oldies (and iPhone 7). The options are great and every option from ambient to Keller Williams style looping this is ace. I do think they could make more colors coded buttons or bigger loop on loop overdub but it’s cool. I guess with midi mapping I can make those on a synth too ehh, sweet. Thanks for really looking into what loopers want you have done well so cheers yawl!
Another wonderful instrument/tool from AudioDamage. Clear, intuitive interface. Unique looping functionality. This thing is deep. Keep up the great work.
Since I create ambient music and sound scapes I thought getting this app was a no brainer. But, even though it seems plenty versatile, at the current stage of my music development I can’t find any real use for it. I’ll leave it on my bag of tricks though in case I have an epiphany or something.
Now I can’t ask what you’re using on your instagram videos. Bummer. Ace app btw, mate.
This is probably the most fully featured looper that I’ve used. Now I can just place ENSO on any channel and loop everything. Best part is that I can use the looper to “freeze” the tracks and free up so much cpu on my old iPad.
Keep in mind, this app is an AUv3 effects app. You have to use it within a host app like GarageBand, AudioBus 3, apeMatrix, AUM, etc. This is an excellent looper in its own right, but where it really shines is in the clever extra controls the developers implemented. I’ve only had it for a couple days, but I’m hopelessly addicted to playing with it. Yes, it’s that fun :) Highly Recommended!
I was excited to purchase and use this app. I look forward to it actually working in my DAW of choice, AUM.
Highly recommended, very deep, innovative developer.
I just bought this app and installed it. But the app does not even work on a brand new iPhone. It does not even open.