Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

Eventide H3000-D/SE Ultra Harmonizer
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All guitar samples have now been updated to highlight the H3000 effect more than previously demonstrated. These updated guitar samples are edited to the solo and feature in the video below.

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:

  • DIATONIC SHIFT – A pitch shifter that stays in key
  • DUAL SHIFT – Two separate pitch shifters
  • LAYERED SHIFT – Two pitch shifts from one input
  • STEREO SHIFT – Mono-compatible stereo pitch shifling (maintains stereo imaging)
  • REVERSE SHIFT – Backwards-talking pitch shift
  • SWEPT COMBS – Six sweepable delay lines, with stereo panning
  • SWEPT REVERE – A dense reverb with smooth sweep capability
  • REVERB FACTORY – A full-featured reverb with EQ and flexible gating
  • ULTRA-TAP – Twelve delay taps with full control over panning, level, and delay, Includes a diffusor to generate dense gated reverb effects.
  • DUAL DIGIPLEX – A stereo delay with smooth delay change
  • LONG DIGIPLEX – A 1.5 second delay with smooth delay control
  • PATCH FACTORY – A “modular” effects program which lets you design your own effect. “Patch” together delay lines, filters and pitch shifiing to create never-heard-before effects.
  • STUTTER – Get that st..st..stutter sound – effortlessly
  • DENSE ROOM – Our densest reverb, with unique front/back position control
  • VOCODER – This is our version of the classic vocoding effect
  • MULTI-SHIFT – Two six-octave pitch shifters, two delays, panning and patchable feedback paths make this program incredibly useful.
  • BAND DELAY – A multi-tap delay line feeding eight resonant bandpass filters make for some sounds like you’ve never heard.
  • STRING MODELLER – This program lets the H3000 double as an extra voice in your MIDI rack
  • PHASER – A wonderfirlly thick, smooth, phase-shifting effect that is hard to beat
  • MOD FACTORY – The latest algorithms that add effects such as delay ducking, BPM delays and sweeps, compression, manual flanging, smooth auto panning, audio triggered sweeps and much more
  • HS322/395
  • SAMPLER – Included in the H3500 – dfx, digitally records up to 11.8 seconds stereo or 23.7 seconds mono audio (47.5 seconds of stereo or 95 seconds of mono audio with the H3500 – dfx/e)
Guitar Dry
P15 Hammer Gud
P152 3 Plus Of Me
P171 Flesh 4 Fantasy
P214 Death Flange
P217 Dual 910s
P231 Micro Pitch Shift
P246 Shimmerish
P306 Bright Room
P423 Voc Doubler BC
P515 Magic Air
P519 Micro Pitch Shift
P578 Bobs Room
P581 Canyon
P642 Crystal Echoes
P652 Psycho Panner
P700 Air
P708 Big and Long
P709 Big Chorus
P712 Bounce Verb
P716 Deathless Room
P717 Delay to Wash
P718 Echo Bound
P719 Endless Cave
P720 EZ Chorus
P723 Heaven
P723 Hell
P725 Hexa Chorus
Drums Dry
P563 Empty Closet
P78 Guitar Room
P114 Dense Room
P114 Dense Room 2
P114 Dense Room 3
P114 Dense Room 4
P193 Room of Doom
P213 Dark Room 1
P213 Dark Room 2
P230 Locker Room 1
P230 Locker Room 2
P248 Small Room 1
P248 Small Room 2
P262 Twirling Room 1
P262 Twirling Room 2
P278 Flutterous Room 1
P278 Flutterous Room 2
P282 Marks Med Dark 1
P282 Marks Med Dark 2
P306 Bright Room
P323 Locker Room
P330 New House
P356 Tonal Room
P368 Accurate Room
P371 Bass Space
P381 Double Space
P382 Dense Hall 2
P387 Drum Ambience
P391 Gated Room 2
P393 Great Drumspace
P427 Ballad Snare
P432 Dark Cellar
P433 Daves Place
P434 Dith Verb
P436 Drunkit
P439 Duck Verb
P442 Fat Flam
P466 Gated Kick
P447 Gated Snare 2
P450 Hat Room 1
P450 Hat Room 2
P457 Kit Flanger 1
P457 Kt Flanger 2
P458 Lexy Room 1
P458 Lexy Room 2
P459 Lite Room 1
P459 Lite Room 2
P460 Long Room 1
P460 Long Room 2
P476 Short Room 1
P476 Short Room 2
P478 Small Tiled Room 1
P478 Small Tiled Room 2
P555 Ambience 1
P555 Ambience 2
P562 Drum Ambience
P563 Empty Closet
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Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer Reviews

Have you owned this product? Let others know what you thought of it.


(4 Reviews)

Build Quality 81.5%
Sound Quality 91.5%
Usefullness 96.5%
Mojo/Funk 96.5%
Reliability 86%

What other owners say...


By Carlos

Build Quality 90%
Sound Quality 100%
Usefullness 100%
Mojo/Funk 100%
Reliability 90%

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.

Wizard in a box

By Simon Alexander

Build Quality 65%
Sound Quality 90%
Usefullness 90%
Mojo/Funk 85%
Reliability 75%

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..

Yes Yes Yes!

By Bernd

Build Quality 85%
Sound Quality 75%
Usefullness 95%
Mojo/Funk 100%
Reliability 95%

Still killer after all these years!

By Anonymous

Build Quality 95%
Sound Quality 100%
Usefullness 100%
Mojo/Funk 100%
Reliability 85%

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.

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Released: 1986
Quantization: 16 Bit
Sampling Frequency: 44.1
Frequency Response: 5Hz-20kHz
Dynamic Range: 92dB
THD: Below 0.01%

Plug-In Options
Eventide H3000 Factory
The H3000 Factory combines the pitch, delay, modulation, and filtering that made the original H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer® a studio legend.
Eventide H3000 Band Delays
With the H3000 Band Delays you can play an effect like an instrument. Every parameter can be automated or manipulated in real time via MIDI. Play a filter with a keyboard controller to get not only rhythmic, but also musical results.
SoundToys Microshift
We designed MicroShift to nail the vibe of sought-after hardware pitch shifters like the Eventide H3000 (which featured algorithms originally designed by Soundtoys’ founders) and the AMS DMX 15-80s.