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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
Ratings and Reviews
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've used it many more times since my initial review and continue to enjoy working with it. I'm continually able to produce great, useful results which I can incorporate into my desktop sessions immediately. It's a pleasure to use!
Awesome. Could be used more than just looping
This is a very necessary tool for music production. It is very well designed. It’s main function is for looping but with 5 minutes of record time it could be used to quickly overdub existing recordings without having to switch apps or create projects and extra bounces in your DAW of choice. That comes in handy.
My main wish for the developer is to please make a MIDI version of this app with similar features and intuitive design. An Undo button could be very helpful if possible mainly as a failsafe for accidental clears on iOS. Thank you.
An unbelievable looper
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!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.