The Alesis Quadraverb 2 Dual Channel Octal Processing Master Effects with Digital I/O is the new flagship of the award-winning Alesis effects processing line.
The Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer is a family of products based around a multi-purpose programmable, digital audio signal processor. The products that make up the H3000 family are:
The Eventide H3000-S (Studio), the Eventide H3000-SE (Special Edition). the Eventide H3000-B (Bmadcut), the Eventide H3000-3+. the Eventide H3000-B/LT, the Eventide H3000-D/SX, the Eventide H3000-D/SE, the Eventide H3500-db: and the Eventide H3500-dﬁc/e. The H3500 models are also available in broadcast versions.
We call them Ultra because they do more than our earlier models. To begin with. they have full stereo pitch change. They also are digital reverbs. And they’re a lot more. The Eventide H3000 is capable of creating effects you’ve never herd before. The Eventide H3000 is fully MIDI controllable, with click less, real-time MIDI control. The Eventide H3000 has all these effects, and more, at your ﬁngertips:
This is one of my all time best fx processors ever and will never be beat; ever so don’t try just buy. That’s right boys & girls this lil sucka has the balls and warmth of tape. You can run a Casio through this gal and it sounds like a friggin church organ. Its layout is jacked with the 1 knob but just run it midi & your all good. Now I’ve had 3 of these suckers and 2 had issues, so be wise if ya buy. But never underestimate the H3000. Yes the Reverb’s are not as strong as the Lexicon yet they are a more creative Verb.
The reason they are so sought after is the sound output you get with the fx bypassed. Like running it through a Studer or SSL desk it just adds punch and clarity, compression & warmth on any sound with fx bypassed. It sounds so freaggin gooooood. The best effects in the box are the Phaser, Flanger, Compression, Delay baby & Shimmerish , Dual H910, Canyons, Stutter & Hell. Be warned these babies are temperamental due to age but the sound is all worth it. Please take care of this jem.
This box has pretty much all the effects you can ever use under it’s lid. Sonically, is so clever, but like a lot of early tech from the 80’s it suffers with some real annoying issues. Make no mistake about the quality of what it delivers… From reverbs to quirky delay to pitch shifts, it’s so clever and the quality of what it produces sonically.
To this day, H3000’s are really commanding good prices because they have their own distinctive sound. The operation is easy to use and presets can be recalled either by keypad or by a rotary dial selector. The 2 x 40 display is really nice too, but there is one major issue ALL H3000’s have… and that’s the psu HUM ! It’s deafening!
Like a few other items I can mention from the 80’s that were make in a metal chassis.. this thing is annoyingly noisy! I put my transformer on thick rubber grommets and it’s helps, but you can still hear it. The rotary dial is also very delicate and if they break, there are no spares… Gripe aside, I simply love it’s diversity and difference. The chorus patches are phenomenal and other than the fact the presets follow no logical order of storage, you’ll find something interesting to use, somewhere..
It is the original and if funk and mojo are your thing then it is still the best! Nothing sounds like it, there are certainly boxes that sound better in terms of clarity and transparency but that is not why this box is so cherished. Hard to understand until you own one.
Quantization: 16 Bit
Sampling Frequency: 44.1
Frequency Response: 5Hz-20kHz
Dynamic Range: 92dB
THD: Below 0.01%