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Eventide

Eventide, Inc. (also known earlier as Eventide Clock Works Inc.) is an audio, broadcast and communications company in the United States whose audio division manufactures digital audio processors, DSP software, and guitar effects. Eventide was one of the first companies to manufacture digital audio processors, and its products are used in the finest studios around the world.

Eventide’s first audio processor of note was the Eventide H910 Harmonizer®. The Eventide H910 Harmonizer was first demonstrated to positive reactions at the AES show in late 1974. It was designed by Eventide’s first engineer, Tony Agnello. The first H910 customer was New York City’s Channel 5, utilizing it to downward pitch shift I Love Lucy reruns that were sped up to create room to run more advertisements. Speeding up the reruns had increased the pitch of the audio, and the H910 was able to shift that pitch back to where it originally had been.

Frank Zappa added it to his guitar processing rig. Producer Tony Visconti used the H910 to create the snare sound on David Bowie’s album Low (1977), as did Tony Platt on AC/DC’s song “Back in Black” (1980). Chuck Hammer in 1979 used it as an integral part of his Guitar Synth rig on tour with Lou Reed and in 1980 with David Bowie. Another popular application was to use two H910s slightly detuned with a small delay.

Notable users of this twin Harmonizer effect included Eddie Van Halen, who used it for his trademark guitar sound, and Tom Lord-Alge, who used it for the vocals on the hit Steve Winwood song “Back in the High Life Again” (1986). Recognizing the popularity of this application, Eventide later recreated it as the “Dual 910” program in the Eventide H3000 UltraHarmonizer released in the late 1980s.

It is the Eventide H3000 that is so revered by guitarists and studios around the world. The Eventide H3000 cemented it’s place in history by being the perfect blend of technology and for want of a better word, mojo. The Eventide H3000 does not sound as good sonically as their later models, but it is that less than perfect sound quality that is so loved.

Over the years, Eventide have continued to develop their line of Harmonizer products, right through to their latest model, the Eventide H9000, which is a truly extraordinary bit of digital technology for music making. With the exception of the Yamaha SPX2000 which has been in production since 2003, Eventide are the only company still developing and manufacturing a hardware multi-effect processor.

Eventide H9000 Multi-Effects Processor

The Eventide H9000 may very well be the very last hardware based multi-effects processor we ever see out of Eventide, as the performance simply can not get any better. The Eventide H9000 continues Eventide’s unbroken tradition of delivering industry-leading signal processing power to the pro audio community. The culmination of a multi-year development cycle, the H9000 features 8x the processing power of the H8000 and a huge array of I/O options, as well as network capability.

Eventide H7600 Ultra Harmonizer® Effects System

The Eventide H7600 provides 1100 preset-algorithms, 174-second sampler, and sorting capabilities for unprecedented stereo effects processing prowess. The Eventide H7600 provides 1100 preset-algorithms, 174-second sampler, and sorting capabilities for unprecedented stereo effects processing prowess.

Eventide H8000 Ultra-Harmonizer® Effects System

The Eventide H8000 features 1,800 post-production and music effects presets, never before has Eventide unleashed so much power for your creativity. The Eventide H8000FW offers four channels of pristine analog I/O combined with eight channels of AES/EBU, ADAT, and S/PDIF I/O. New FireWire I/O now allows direct connection to your Mac or PC so you can directly patch 24-bit audio to and from the eight inputsnd outputs.

Eventide Reverb 2016 Digital Reverb

The Eventide Reverb 2016 released in 2003, recreates the legendary reverb algorithms of the original Eventide SP2016, albeit with 24 bit clarity.  Every aspect of the original Eventide 2016’s effects have been duplicated in this newer Eventide 2016, including every detail of the user parameters.

Eventide DSP7000 Ultra-Harmonizer®

Eventide loaded the Eventide DSP7000 Ultra-Harmonizer with features that put it in a class by itself. The variety and depth of its programs are truly amazing, from lush reverbs, to choruses, to flanges, to delays, to pitch shifters, to dynamics, to EQs, to filters, to distortions, to synthesizers, to samplers, to ring modulators, and to everything in-between.

Eventide Harmonizer® Orville Multi-Channel Effects System

The Eventide Orville is a programmable, multichannel, multipurpose, dual digital signal processor (DSP), 24 bit digital audio signal processor with UltraShifter capability. It is the successor to a long, proud line of digital signal processors that stretches back to a time when most audio manufacturers didn’t know digital audio from Morse code.

Eventide Eclipse Studio Effects Processor

The Eventide Eclipse is the power, the performance, the heritage of Eventide Audio effects in a single rack space unit. From the amazing range and depth of its algorithms to its comprehensive array of analog and digital I/O ports, the Eclipse puts the legendary effects processing power of Eventide within your reach.

Eventide DSP4000 Ultra-Harmonizer®

The Eventide 4000 Series Ultra-Harmonizers are multipurpose programmable digital audio signal processor with pitch change capability.  It is the latest and greatest in a line of pitch change special effects units stretching back to before most audio manufacturers ever heard of digital.

Eventide H3500 DFX Sampling Ultra Harmonizer®

The Eventide H3500 is capable of creating effects you have never heard before (1992) and is fully MIDI controllable with click less, real-time MIDI control. The Eventide H3500 incorporates all the effects of the Eventide H3000-SE, plus the Mod Factory dynamic presets, and the Eventide HS322/395 Sampler card.

Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer®

There is perhaps no more revered effects box in history, as the Eventide H3000. To many it has never been bettered, and never will. More than thirty years since it was first introduced, the Eventide H3000 is still used in studios around the globe and on stage by musicians everywhere.

Eventide Model H969 Harmonizer®

Eventide’s newest Harmonizer in 1985 was the Eventide Model H969, which expanded on Eventide’s already capable Eventide Model H949 Harmonizer. The Evenride Model H969’s new ProPitch digital electronic-splicing algorithm gives you the cleanest, most glitch-free pitch change ever. Deglitching is active over a wider bandwidth, too – a full octave wider.

Eventide SP 2016 Signal Processor Reverb

The Eventide SP 2016 Effects Processor Reverb is something special. If you’ve never worked with one before, your ears are in for a pleasant surprises. What makes the Eventide SP 2016 so unusual is that (unlike most products in this specialised age) it isn’t just one thing. Not simply a reverb or a digital delay, or an equaliser…but all of these things, and more.

Eventide Model H949 Harmonizer®

The Eventide Model H949 Harmonizer is a combination digital delay line, pitch changer, and all-round special effects unit. The TIME REVERSAL feature is entirely new. When used with a variable-speed tape recorder, the Harmonizer is capable of shortening or lengthening a piece of program material to fit a given time slot, without altering the pitch.

Eventide Model FL201 Instant Flanger

Flanging may not be a popular effect these days, but back in 1975 when the Eventide Model FL201 Instant Flanger was released, it was. The Eventide Model FL201 Instant Flanger was designed to simulate true tape flanging and offered a much deeper flanging effect than anything previously available, it was widely used on many legendary recordings.

Eventide Model H910 Harmonizer®

The Eventide Model H910 Harmonizer was developed by Eventide in 1974. It was the world’s very first digital effects processor. It combined ‘de-glitched’ pitch change with delay and feedback. It could be controlled by a keyboard remote control to instantly shift pitch in half steps.

Eventide Instant Phaser

The Eventide Clockworks Instant Phaser was designed specifically to eliminate the costly and tedious job of setting up and implementing the special effect known as phasing or flanging.
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