Eventide http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/1611/all en Summer NAMM 2015 Video: Eventide H9 CrushStation http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-video-eventide-h9-crushstation/25021 <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were at the show, we were able to stop by the Eventide booth. Our visit is chronicled in the video below. </p> <p>In the clip, the Eventide crew demonstrates the new CrushStation algorithm on their H9 pedal. They also show off its capabilities and characteristics. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook! For more about Eventide, visit <a href="http://www.eventide.com/">eventide.com.</a></p> <p><strong>To check out more Summer NAMM 2015 videos and news, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/summer-namm-2015/">step right this way.</a></strong> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1yYN1GBtkho" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2015-video-eventide-h9-crushstation/25021#comments Eventide Eventide H9 Summer NAMM 2015 Videos Effects Gear Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:14:06 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25021 at http://www.guitarworld.com The 20 Best Delay and Reverb Pedals http://www.guitarworld.com/time-and-space-guitar-world-rounds-20-best-delay-and-reverb-pedals/25009 <!--paging_filter--><p>Rock guitarists have been obsessed with delay in its many forms since <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Gallup">Cliff Gallup</a> achieved that ultra-cool delayed-echo effect on the first few Gene Vincent albums in the mid-Fifties. </p> <p>But, along with delay, they've also longed for reverb, that wonderful effect that makes things sound so much warmer, friendlier and twangier, all while fooling your poor brain into thinking you're rocking out in a fan-packed stadium.</p> <p>With that in mind, a group of <em>Guitar World</em> staffers, including (of course) Technical Editor Paul Riario, have assembled a list of 20 of the best delay and reverb pedals on the market today. </p> <p>Enjoy the photo gallery below, and keep in mind that, as always, this list is presented in no particular order.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/time-and-space-guitar-world-rounds-20-best-delay-and-reverb-pedals/25009#comments Boss Eventide Ibanez Korg Pigtronix September 2015 Strymon TC Electronic Effects News Features Gear Magazine Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:26:58 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25009 at http://www.guitarworld.com Eventide Announces CrushStation Algorithm for H9 http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-announces-crushstation-algorithim-h9/24969 <!--paging_filter--><p>Eventide has announced the availability of a new algorithm, CrushStation, for its H9 Harmonizer.</p> <p>With the introduction of CrushStation, the H9 introduces a new world of overdrive effects with extensive creative parametric control. </p> <p>CrushStation turns the H9 into an overdrive command center with total control of the effect with results ranging from buttery saturation to crushing assault. </p> <p>Control features include the usual suspects—Drive, Sustain, multi-band EQ—Plus control over features like Sag, Octaves and Grit that take the overdrive effect beyond the norm.</p> <p>"Some time ago, Vernon Reid of Living Colour stopped by to visit and inspired us to look into creating a distortion effect using the H9’s DSP power," said Nalia Sanchez, director of marketing communications at Eventide. "He pointed out that dirt was the only thing missing from H9’s bag of tricks. One of our lead developers and resident bassist, Russell Wedelich, took on the challenge. CrushStation is the result of that effort."</p> <p>Eventide has created 10 CrushStation presets to help show the range of sounds possible:</p> <p>1. Fra Diavolo (a spicy metal preset)<br /> 2. Bisque (smooth and creamy)<br /> 3. Sag Harbor (with heavy sag)<br /> 4. Bottom Feeder (chunky, with added low octave)<br /> 5. Jumbo Shrimp (a big little sound)<br /> 6. Scuttle Butter (thick blues)<br /> 7. PunkRock Lobster (lots of trouble)<br /> 8. Steamed in Beer (that amp's gonna blow!)<br /> 9. Crawdaddy (1 1/2 oz. Vodka, 1 splash Soda Water, 5 oz. Lemonade)<br /> 10. Decapod Muff (a "Big" sound)</p> <p><strong>For more about Eventide, visit <a href="http://www.eventide.com/">eventide.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gEpGb5K5rBw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-announces-crushstation-algorithim-h9/24969#comments Eventide Eventide H9 News Gear Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:57:16 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24969 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: Eventide H9 Max Harmonizer/Effect Processor — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-eventide-h9-max-video <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><em>PLATINUM AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>The Eventide H9 is a revolutionary pedal that packs a ton of processing power and professional quality effects into a compact stomp box format. </p> <p>Of course, the most powerful version of the H9 is one that is loaded with all 45 of Eventide’s algorithms available for the unit, but many musicians balked at paying an additional $700 for remaining 35 algorithms that weren’t included as part of the H9’s initial purchase price. </p> <p>Fortunately Eventide decided to simplify the process by offering the H9 Max for those of us who simply have to have it all. In the process Eventide also cut musicians a very sweet deal as the H9 Max comes fully loaded with all 45 H9 algorithms but costs about $500 less than buying an H9 and purchasing algorithms for download individually. </p> <p>Since the H9 Max is identical to the H9 with the exception of its full selection of algorithms, I’ll focus more on algorithms and sounds in this review. For more in-depth details about the hardware, please refer to the H9 review in the November 2013 issue of <em>Guitar World.</em></p> <p><strong>FEATURES</strong> The H9 Max is a professional-quality pedal featuring true stereo 1/4-inch inputs and outputs, a 1/4-inch expression pedal jack, mini USB connector, side-mounted MIDI In and Out/Thru jacks, and bypass on/off and tap tempo footswitches. Preset selection and parameter programming can be controlled via the Hotknob, presets, and x, y, and z switches and a large jog wheel/switch on the top panel. However, those who like to dig deep into programming effects will prefer to use the free H9 Control app, which allows users to control the H9 Max remotely with an iOS device or computer via Bluetooth wireless communication.</p> <p>The H9 Max’s algorithms come from Eventide’s acclaimed Factor series and Space pedals and also include three H9 exclusive algorithms—UltraTap, Resonator, and EQ Compressor. TimeFactor algorithms are delay-based and consist of Digital Delay, Vintage Delay, Tape Echo, Mod Delay, Ducked Delay, Band Delay, Filter Pong, MultiTap, Reverse, and Looper. Modulation algorithms come from the ModFactor and include multiple types of Chorus, Phaser, Wah, Flanger, ModFilter, Rotary, Tremolo, Vibrato, Undulator, and Ringmod. The PitchFactor algorithms consist of Eventide’s legendary Harmonizer effects and include Diatonic, PitchFlex, Quadravox, Octaver, HarModulator, Crystals, MicroPitch, HarPeggiator, H910/H949, and Synthonizer. Space reverb algorithms consist of Room, Plate, Spring, Hall, Reverse, Shimmer, ModEchoVerb, DualVerb, Blackhole, MangledVerb, TremoloVerb, and DynaVerb. </p> <p><strong>PERFORMANCE</strong> Eventide effects are truly in a class of their own, especially when it comes to the delay, modulation, pitch/Harmonizer, and reverb effects found in the H9 Max. These are professional-quality, high-resolution, sophisticated effects that until only a few years ago were once the exclusive territory of expensive rack-mount units with powerful processors. The quality and variety of effects packed into the compact H9 Max pedal is simply astonishing.</p> <p>The PitchFactor algorithms are simply the best pitch shifting and Harmonizer effects available. The tracking is lightning fast, and the pitch accuracy is dead on. I particularly love how easy it is to program natural-sounding six-string bass, baritone, and 12-string guitar sounds. The TimeFactor algorithms cover ever type of delay a guitarist could want, from sparkling digital effects to warm tape echoes. The ModFactor algorithms are very useful and can save guitarists a ton of money otherwise spent on dozens of standalone modulation effects pedals (although only one algorithm can be used at a time). The Space reverb algorithms bring true studio-quality sound to the stage, and the reverbs are equally useful in the recording studio as well.</p> <p>The H9 Control app greatly simplifies the process of programming effects and makes it easy to select a desired preset in an instant but the pedal operates just as seamlessly without being tethered to an iOS device. The pedal itself stores 99 presets, but users can save an unlimited number of presets on their iOS device or computer. The Bluetooth connection is very reliable. Being able to control the H9 Max with an iPad on stage brings incredible creative and expressive power to guitarists who love to improvise or make extensive use of effects. Perhaps the best benefit of the H9 Max is knowing that you’re not forced to compromise since Eventide’s entire library of algorithms is available whenever you want or need it. </p> <p><strong>LIST PRICE</strong> $799<br /> <strong>MANUFACTURER</strong> Eventide Inc., <a href="http://eventide.com/">eventide.com</a></p> <p>Contains all 45 Eventide TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor, Space, and H9-exclusive algorithms for less than purchasing individual algorithms. The free H9 Control app allows an iOS device or computer to communicate with the H9 via a wireless Bluetooth connection.</p> <p>A large jog wheel/switch makes it easy to select presets, adjust parameters, or control expression pedal functions directly from the H9 Max itself.</p> <p><strong>THE BOTTOM LINE</strong> The fully loaded H9 Max is by far the best bargain in professional- and studio-quality effects ever offered by a stomp box-format effect unit, providing literally hundreds of effects with superb sound.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xkWgl060vP8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-eventide-h9-max-video#comments Eventide Eventide H9 July 2015 Videos Effects News Gear Magazine Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:17:26 +0000 Chris Gill 24512 at http://www.guitarworld.com Eventide Announces H9 Max Spring Giveaway: Win an H9 MAX Stompbox http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-announces-h9-max-spring-giveaway-win-h9-max-stompbox <!--paging_filter--><p>Eventide is pleased to celebrate spring in a way that all musicians can relate to—free gear!</p> <p>Simply sign up for Eventide's newsletter to be eligible to win an H9 Max stompbox ($799 MSRP). </p> <p>The contest starts today (April 1) and ends midnight, May 7, 2015. The winner will be announced May 8 on <a href="http://eventide.com/">eventide.com</a> and on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Eventide?fref=ts">Eventide's Facebook page.</a> </p> <p><strong>To enter, <a href="http://eventideplugins.elasticbeanstalk.com">click here.</a></strong></p> <p>The H9 places Eventide's legendary studio-grade effects at your feet. Discover what artists like St. Vincent, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Robert Fripp and producers like Richard Chycki, Tony Visconti and Joe Chiccarelli have known about Eventide effects for years—they are magical, inspirational and sometimes otherworldly.</p> <p>The H9 MAX comes pre-loaded with all 45 effect algorithms and associated presets from the popular Eventide stompboxes: TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor and Space, plus all future H9 exclusives at no additional cost.</p> <p>All H9 MAX owners can share these effects with up to four additional H9s on a single Eventide.com account.</p> <p>What would all that power be without the ability to shape it to your will? Amazingly, you can control all aspects of the H9 using its simple, one-knob user interface. But Eventide went one giant step further and created H9 Control to allow you to use your computer (Mac or PC) or iOS device to manage settings, presets, lists, purchases wirelessly via Bluetooth. Set up a preset list for your gig at the hotel and just take your H9 to the show, or bring your iOS device with you and use H9 Control's unique X/Y pad features to interactively control effect parameters with your fingers or just by tilting the device.</p> <p>The Eventide sound is a significant component of countless albums, movies, TV shows and live performances around the world for more than 40 years. Eventide’s longevity is due to its single-minded dedication to the art of sound. Just listen.</p> <p><strong>Visit Eventide online at <a href="http://eventide.com/">eventide.com</a>. To enter this contest, <a href="http://eventideplugins.elasticbeanstalk.com">head here!</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xkWgl060vP8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-announces-h9-max-spring-giveaway-win-h9-max-stompbox#comments Contest Eventide March Madness Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:39:51 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23844 at http://www.guitarworld.com Eventide Launches H9 MAX Stompbox — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/alan-chaput-demos-eventides-new-h9-max-stompbox-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the new video below, Alan Chaput demos the all-new Eventide H9 MAX harmonizer pedal.</p> <p>The H9 MAX comes pre-loaded with all the effects from each of Eventide’s TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor and Space stompboxes, including the new Looper, plus all H9 exclusive algorithms in perpetuity at no additional cost. </p> <p>H9 MAX comes bundled with 45 effect algorithms and more than 500 factory presets. H9 MAX is full of Eventide’s handpicked algorithms of boundary-smashing effects heard on hit records spanning more than four decades. H9 MAX owners can share these algorithms with up to four additional H9s on a single Eventide.com account.</p> <p>H9 MAX features a simple, one-knob user interface and fully featured as a standalone stompbox.</p> <p>Using H9 MAX with the included H9 Control app for Windows, OSX, or iOS wirelessly via Bluetooth makes creating and managing presets, and live control of multiple H9s a snap. </p> <p>“The H9 MAX is the ultimate bundled H9 for those who want it all,” said Ray Maxwell, Eventide’s VP of sales and marketing. “H9 MAX is a perfect combination with a couple of H9 Cores for a killer Eventide rig that packs maximum flexibility and the huge Eventide sound in a compact, cost-effective set-up.” An upgrade path to H9 MAX from H9 or H9 Core will be announced in early 2015.</p> <p>For more information—and to find out how to win an H9 MAX Limited Edition Harmonizer dipped in 24-carat gold, visit <A href="http://h9max.eventide.com/">eventide.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xkWgl060vP8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iSTyyGmfeew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/alan-chaput-demos-eventides-new-h9-max-stompbox-video#comments Eventide Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:09:50 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22960 at http://www.guitarworld.com Eventide Pedals at 2014 Summer NAMM: TimeFactor Software Update, H9 Control — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-pedals-2014-summer-namm-timefactor-software-update-h9-control-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were there, we stopped by the Eventide booth. You can check out our video recap of the visit below.</p> <p>In the video, we get to see a demonstration of the software update of the company's TimeFactor pedal and a look at the new H9 Control application. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ct4PVJzv3KA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-pedals-2014-summer-namm-timefactor-software-update-h9-control-demo-video#comments Eventide Eventide H9 Summer NAMM 2014 Videos Effects News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:56:01 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21956 at http://www.guitarworld.com Eventide Announces Free Download of Ultrachannel Native Strip http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-announces-free-download-ultrachannel-native-strip <!--paging_filter--><p>Eventide has announced the immediate availability of its new channel strip plug-in. </p> <p>The UltraChannel 64-bit native plug-in for AU, VST and AAX64 for Mac and PC features micro pitch functionality from the H8000, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, plus two stages of compression, gating and five bands of parametric EQ. </p> <p>UltraChannel is available as a free download. Copy and paste Access Code 06D25B8E and head here <a href="http://eventideplugins.elasticbeanstalk.com/ultrachannel.jsp">http://bit.ly/UltraChannel</a> through midnight July 8, 2014. After this promo ends, UItraChannel native will cost $249.</p> <p>UltraChannel features a pair of dynamics processors: the O-Pressor, capable of extreme compression (this is the compressor section of the Omnipressor) and a conventional compressor with de-essing and side-chain capability. </p> <p>UltraChannel also offers Soft-Saturation, and Transformer emulation which recreates transformer core saturation. This feature adds harmonics to low frequency material while remaining relatively transparent to the rest of signal. </p> <p>FlexiPath routing allows drag and drop for reordering the signal path of the top level components (O-Pressor, compressor/de-esser, EQ, Gate.)</p> <p>“Eventide invites all native plug-in users to own this flexible sound shaping tool with our compliments,” said Ray Maxwell, vice president sales and marketing. “We can think of no better way of inviting new users to join the Eventide family than to share this great plug-in with everyone. We are confident that once you’ve had a taste of Eventide, you’ll be back for more.”</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-announces-free-download-ultrachannel-native-strip#comments Eventide News Gear Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:06:58 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21580 at http://www.guitarworld.com Eventide H9 Control App Update Now Supports PitchFactor, ModFactor and Space http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-h9-control-app-update-now-supports-pitchfactor-modfactor-and-space <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, Eventide announced the release of a new version its H9 Control app for Windows, Mac and iOS (via the Camera Kit USB adaptor). The app now supports all Eventide stompboxes except TimeFactor (which is forthcoming), pending the release of its updated Looper in July. </p> <p>“The H9 Control App is expanding to include all Eventide stompboxes creating a robust environment to update, edit, organize, store presets and system settings for all your Eventide stompboxes from one powerful application.” said Ray Maxwell, vice president/sales and marketing at Eventide. “We are making every effort to make using our stompboxes so easy that all you have to think about is making music.”</p> <p>The new H9 Control v1.5.2 can be downloaded <a href="http://www.eventide.com/AudioDivision/Support/Stompboxes/H9.aspx">HERE</a></p> <p>Check out the videos below. One is on how to update an Eventide stompbox using H9 Control; the other is a tutorial demonstrating the use of H9 Control with PitchFactor, ModFactor and Space: </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SRSRCxaFBsA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/V07NNTgxc_Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-h9-control-app-update-now-supports-pitchfactor-modfactor-and-space#comments Eventide Accessories News Gear Thu, 29 May 2014 20:26:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21388 at http://www.guitarworld.com Eventide H9 EQ Algorithm Free Until June 20 http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-h9-eq-algorithm-free-until-june-20 <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, Eventide announced the release of a new version its H9 Control app for Windows, Mac and iOS, which includes a number of UI enhancements suggested by users and delivers a new algorithm to the H9: EQ Compressor for H9. </p> <p>EQ Compressor combines a multi-featured, parametric equalizer with a dynamic, intuitive compressor to create a tone shaping tool for guitar, voice or any spectrally rich sound. </p> <p>The EQ section is comprised of four independent filters: two parametric bands, a low shelf and a high shelf. </p> <p>“EQ Compressor has been in the works for quite a while and evolved over a period of alpha and beta testing,” said Ray Maxwell, vice president sales and marketing. “Despite the wide-range of effects that the H9 is capable of, 'spank' wasn’t one of them. It is now.”</p> <p>EQ Compressor is available free to H9 owners through Friday, June 20.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.eventide.com/">eventide.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/O8c5MeSHLr4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/V07NNTgxc_Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-h9-eq-algorithm-free-until-june-20#comments Eventide News Gear Tue, 20 May 2014 22:14:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21300 at http://www.guitarworld.com Demo Video: Eventide H9 Core Harmonizer Stompbox http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-eventide-h9-core-harmonizer-stompbox <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new video, Alan Chaput from Eventide demos the company's new Eventide H9 Core.</p> <p>The H9 Core delivers the sounds of Eventide’s H910 and H949 harmonizers, the prized studio processors used on stage by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. All of Eventide’s stompbox effects, including new H9 exclusives, UltraTap Delay and Resonator, can be added to H9 Core.</p> <p>H9 Core features a simple, one-knob user interface and is fully featured as a standalone stompbox.</p> <p>Using H9 Core with the H9 Control app for Windows, OSX (via USB) or iOS (wirelessly via Bluetooth) makes creating and managing presets, live control and in-app algorithm purchases easy. H9 owners can sync up to five H9s to a single Eventide.com account so their H9 algorithms can be used by five H9s simultaneously.</p> <p>For more about the Eventide H9 Core, visit <a href="http://www.eventide.com/AudioDivision/Products/StompBoxes/H9.aspx">eventide.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gp6fEnxm0cU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-eventide-h9-core-harmonizer-stompbox#comments Eventide Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:24:53 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21021 at http://www.guitarworld.com Video: Eventide Introduces H9 Core Harmonizer Stompbox http://www.guitarworld.com/video-eventide-introduces-h9-core-harmonizer-stompbox <!--paging_filter--><p>Eventide has unveiled the newest addition to its acclaimed H9 stompbox line: the H9 Core. </p> <p>The H9 Core, which is available now, delivers the sounds of Eventide’s H910 and H949 harmonizers, the prized studio processors used on stage by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. All of Eventide’s stompbox effects, including new H9 exclusives, UltraTap Delay and Resonator, can be added to H9 Core.</p> <p>H9 Core features a simple, one-knob user interface and is fully featured as a standalone stompbox. </p> <p>Using H9 Core with the H9 Control app for Windows, OSX (via USB) or iOS (wirelessly via Bluetooth) makes creating and managing presets, live control and in-app algorithm purchases easy. H9 owners can sync up to five H9s to a single <a href="http://eventide.com/">Eventide.com</a> account so their H9 algorithms can be used by five H9s simultaneously.</p> <p>“The un-bundled H9 Core is the perfect add-on for an H9 owner,” said Ray Maxwell, Eventide’s VP of sales and marketing. “Alternatively, H9 Core is a great place to start for users who want to customize their H9 with only the algorithms they want at a lower price of entry.”</p> <p>All of Eventide’s stompbox algorithms and their associated presets are available for audition and in-app purchase through the H9 Control app. Drag and drop presets into custom preset lists for your upcoming shows. </p> <p>H9 and H9 Core feature True Analog Bypass, MIDI and a built-in tuner. For more information about H9 and H9 Core, visit <a href="http://ftp.eventide.com/ljdl/www/H9Core/index.htm">eventide.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rMk9LtDkQQ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-eventide-introduces-h9-core-harmonizer-stompbox#comments Eventide NAMM 2014 Effects News Gear Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:15:15 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20455 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: Eventide H9 Harmonizer Effect Processor http://www.guitarworld.com/review-eventide-h9-harmonizer-effect-processor <!--paging_filter--><p><em>The following content is related to the November 2013 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-13-dream-theater/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">online store</a>.</em></p> <p>When Eventide introduced its affordably priced Factor Series pedals several years ago (followed shortly after by its Space reverb pedal), the company brought the powerful effect-processing capabilities of its professional rack units to the masses. However, each pedal offered its own respective selection of delay, modulation, pitch or reverb algorithms, so a substantial investment was still required if you wanted the complete set of great Eventide sounds. </p> <p>With the introduction of the H9 Harmonizer Effects Processor, getting access to the full range of Eventide effects has become more affordable than ever. In addition to being Eventide’s most compact and streamlined pedal to date, the H9 comes with eight of the most popular algorithms from the Factor Series and Space pedals and ups the ante with the exclusive new H9 UltraTap algorithm. </p> <p>An additional 33 algorithms are available for purchase via the free H9 Controller iOS app and iTunes (the first is free, while the remainder are $19.99 each), which allow users to download any algorithm they want or need without paying for ones that they don’t.</p> <p><strong>Features</strong><br /> The H9 pedal boasts a stunning streamlined, but powerful, design, packing the effect-processing capabilities of a rack unit into a stomp-box format with a compact footprint measuring just 4 5/8 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches long. Features include bypass on/off and tap-tempo footswitches, side-mounted MIDI in and out/thru jacks, pairs of stereo 1/4-inch output and input jacks, an expression pedal jack, a mini USB connector, and a jack for a 9–12VDC/500mA center-positive power source (the pedal ships with a nine-volt adapter). Although the H9 lacks the dedicated parameter knobs of the Factor/Space pedals, it provides X, Y and Z buttons and a large jog wheel/switch. In Normal mode, the wheel provides instant access to three popular or user-selected parameters, while in Expert mode it lets you scroll through all of the parameters. The jog wheel is also used for manually selecting presets when the preset button is engaged, and it functions like an expression pedal when the HotKnob button is on. </p> <p>Built-in Bluetooth wireless communication allows users to control the H9 remotely with an iOS device and the H9 Controller app. The software provides access to algorithms, presets, preset lists on up to five registered H9 pedals and the iOS device, the iTunes store, pedal settings and app settings. When an algorithm is selected, the app automatically switches to the preset window, which displays individual virtual knobs and switches for each parameter, along with a virtual ribbon controller that can adjust settings for two different parameters simultaneously in real time. The preset window also offers an XY pad tab, which turns the iOS device into an XY pad controller that lets users adjust any two parameters simultaneously by moving a finger along the touchpad surface. The XY pad also includes rubberband, gyroscope and tilt settings that can create some very unusual and distinctive sound effects.</p> <p><strong>Performance</strong><br /> When it comes to professional-quality delay, modulation, pitch and reverb effects, Eventide remains in a class of its own. The H9 fully lives up to the company’s well-deserved reputation, delivering pristine, noise-free effects with luxurious sheen, depth and detail. The nine algorithms—two from each Factor/Space pedal, plus the unique H9 UltraTap algorithm—provide a great selection of Eventide’s most popular effects. While it will cost users an extra $640 to have access to all of the Factor/Space algorithms (minus the TimeFactor’s Looper, which isn’t available), the overall cost for the H9 and all of the extra algorithms is about $660 less than buying the four individual Factor/Space pedals.</p> <p>Although the H9 stores 99 presets internally (an unlimited number of presets can be stored on the external iOS device), only one effect at a time is instantly accessible from the unit’s footswitch, and an external MIDI controller is necessary should you want to access several different effects during a song. Algorithm switching is almost instantaneous, and transitions from one effect to another are smooth and seamless. While many products include built-in tuners these days, the H9’s tuner provides better performance, accuracy and speed than most standalone tuners. Thanks to the sophisticated yet easy to use programming capabilities of H9 Controller app, the H9 places incredible power in a pedal format that dedicated sound designers and stomp-box luddites can appreciate alike.</p> <p><strong>List Price</strong> $579; optional algorithms are $19.99 each via iTunes<br /> <strong>Manufacturer</strong> Eventide Inc., eventide.com</p> <p><strong>Cheat Sheet</strong><br /> Provides access to up to 42 different Eventide effect algorithms from the company’s Factor and Space pedals, including delays, modulation effects, pitch shifting and reverbs.</p> <p>Nine algorithms ship with each H9, including the unique H9 UltraTap, while the remainder are available from the iTunes store for purchase and download.</p> <p>The free H9 Controller app for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) allows users to program and control the H9 wirelessly via Bluetooth.</p> <p>A large jog wheel/switch makes it easy to assign parameters, select presets or control expression pedal functions directly from the H9 unit itself.</p> <p><strong>The Bottom Line</strong><br /> Combining the processing power of Eventide’s pro-quality rackmount effects in a stomp-box format with wireless control via Bluetooth and an iOS device, the H9 makes Eventide’s incredible effects more accessible than ever.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xgTeWMe83-Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-eventide-h9-harmonizer-effect-processor#comments Eventide November 2013 Effects News Gear Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:53:53 +0000 Chris Gill 19189 at http://www.guitarworld.com Total Recall: Five Essential Programmable Delay Pedals http://www.guitarworld.com/total-recall-five-essential-programmable-delay-pedals <!--paging_filter--><p>Rock guitarists — and manufacturers of effect pedals — have been obsessed with delay in its many forms since <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Gallup">Cliff Gallup</a> achieved that ultra-cool delayed-echo effect on the first few Gene Vincent albums in the mid-'50s. </p> <p>The mechanics behind basic delay are simple: Play a note or chord into an audio-storage medium, then get that device to play that sound back to you — either once or multiple times — after whatever amount of time makes you happy. </p> <p>Of course, people have improved upon this simple formula, taking delay to new depths and heights, adding multi-taps, reverse, looping and stereo, often including a seemingly infinite assortment of combinations in one pedal.</p> <p>Which brings us to the story you're reading right now, our guide to five of the most powerful, versatile and useful programmable delay pedals on the market today. By programmable, we're talking about pedals that offer numerous (more than, say, four, for instance) presets that make changing your sound on the fly effortless — and the results limitless.</p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tones-beast-five-essential-heavy-metal-amps-part-2">Like our last gear feature</a>, this list was compiled by a group of <em>Guitar World</em> staffers, including Technical Editor Paul Riario. As always, these five pedals are presented in no particular order. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.strymon.net/timeline/">Strymon TimeLine</a></strong></p> <p>For maximum tweakabilitiy and sheer processing power, virtually nothing surpasses the TimeLine from Strymon. </p> <p>With the ability to save up to 200(!) presets, you can take full advantage of the TimeLine's 12 delay engines, each of which are further customizable by the unit's front panel controls for Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed and Mod Depth.</p> <p>Add in the ultra-powerful SHARC digital signal processor and you might just have more than enough brain power to take Apollo 11 to the moon — or, at the very least, create some killer delay sounds!</p> <p><em>MSRP: $449 | <a href="http://www.strymon.net/timeline/">Learn more about this pedal here.</a></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Strymon.jpg" width="620" height="476" alt="Strymon.jpg" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.empresseffects.com/superdelay.html">Empress Effects Superdelay</a></strong></p> <p>Don't let the compact size of the Empress Superdelay fool you into thinking you're somehow getting an inferior delay experience.</p> <p>Packing 2.8 seconds of delay time and eight modes — normal, tap, autoset (delay time is set by tempo played), reverse, rhythm mode (multi-tap), tape mode, misc (dynamic, gate) and 12-second looper — into a box smaller than 6 inches wide, the Superdelay provides a solid range of sounds that will never coat your signal with an unwanted digital sheen.</p> <p>Its eight presets may seem limiting to some of you delay junkies out there, but for the average guitarist who wants to add some unpredictability or texture to a solo, the Empress Superdelay will fit nicely in any pedalboard.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $449 | <a href="http://www.empresseffects.com/superdelay.html">Learn more about this pedal here.</a></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Empress.jpg" width="620" height="501" alt="Empress.jpg" /></p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://wms.assoc-amazon.com/20070822/US/js/link-enhancer-common.js?tag=guitworl06-20"> </script><p><noscript><br /> <img src="http://wms.assoc-amazon.com/20070822/US/img/noscript.gif?tag=guitworl06-20" alt="" /><br /> </noscript></p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/mix-books/products/guitar-effects-pedals-the-practical-handbook/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=DelayPedals">With more than 40 years of design experience and musical experimentation to draw on, we're in the midst of a golden age for effect pedal users and makers. For an all-out guide to pedals, past and present, check out Dave Hunter's <em>Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook</em>. It's available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/stereo-memory-man-with-hazarai">Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Harzai</a></strong></p> <p>According to EHX lore, "hazarai" is what you say at a Jewish deli when you want "the works" on your sandwich. We've never actually tried that (although there a few nice delis down the block where we can give it a shot). Regardless, EHX definitely threw the works into this brilliant pedal. </p> <p>Along those lines, the Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Harzai has eight modes, including four echo modes (modulation, multi-tap, reverse and a looper), letting you create everything from ethereal tone-scapes (Feel free to insert other dreamy-sounding nouns here) to full musical performances, and it's all in stereo. </p> <p>There are three multi-tap modes and two Deja Vu modes. Its Looper offers up to 30 seconds of loop time. All in all, world-class echoes with modulation and reverse are just some of the many choices. </p> <p>Basically, the pedal — like many others on this list — offers an incredibly wide range of choices and, therefore, provides endless sonic possibilities. </p> <p><em>MSRP: $294 | <a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/stereo-memory-man-with-hazarai">Learn more about this pedal here.</a></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Memory%20Man.jpg" width="620" height="492" alt="Memory Man.jpg" /></p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://wms.assoc-amazon.com/20070822/US/js/link-enhancer-common.js?tag=guitworl06-20"> </script><p><noscript><br /> <img src="http://wms.assoc-amazon.com/20070822/US/img/noscript.gif?tag=guitworl06-20" alt="" /><br /> </noscript></p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.eventide.com/AudioDivision/Products/StompBoxes/TimeFactor.aspx">Eventide TimeFactor</a></strong></p> <p>Lots of big names over the years have relied on Eventide, from Brian May, Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai to Robert Fripp, John Petrucci and Adrian Belew. The cool thing about the TimeFactor, however, is that it — for the first time — collects all those guys' sought-after delay effects into one good-looking pedal. </p> <p>The TimeFactor offers 10 effects: DigitalDelay; VintageDelay; TapeEcho; ModDelay; DuckedDelay; BandDelay; FilterPong; MultiTap; Reverse; and Looper. Some of these might be self-explanatory (for instance, if you're forming a Gene Vincent tribute band, head for the VintageDelay or TapeEcho). As for some of the others, Reverse provides a psychedelic-sounding backwards effect; Mod Delay adds chorus-style modulation effects; DuckedDelay lowers the level of the repeats when you’re playing, and brings them back to their normal level when you stop playing; Looper offers up to 12 seconds of looping with dubbing and speed control.</p> <p>Even though this pedal might seem a little overwhelming at first, getting the tone you're after is pretty easy. The top row of controls includes main mix, delay 1&amp;2 time, delay 1&amp;2 feedback, delay 1&amp;2 balance. The tier of controls let you make changes corresponding to the particular type of delay you're using. </p> <p>Here's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3xsys91Rjg">Paul Riario's video review of the TimeFactor</a> from 2008.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $399 | <a href="http://www.eventide.com/AudioDivision/Products/StompBoxes/TimeFactor.aspx">Learn more about this pedal here.</a></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Eventide.jpg" width="620" height="418" alt="Eventide.jpg" /></p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://wms.assoc-amazon.com/20070822/US/js/link-enhancer-common.js?tag=guitworl06-20"> </script><p><noscript><br /> <img src="http://wms.assoc-amazon.com/20070822/US/img/noscript.gif?tag=guitworl06-20" alt="" /><br /> </noscript></p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/NovaDelay.asp">TC Electronic Nova Delay</a></strong></p> <p>Not only is the Nova Delay from TC Electronic a powerful weapon for the delay-happy musician, it also wins some points for ease of use. While it's no stretch to say that all the Nova's digital delay effects are studio-quality, fast switching between presets means it's also the live guitarist's best friend. </p> <p>The Nova Delay features six stereo delay types — line, dynamic, reverse, ping-pong, pan and slap-back — each of which can be further tweaked using the pedal's style parameters. A 2290-ms delay time leaves room for plenty of tail, and the ability to calculate delay time using milliseconds or beats per minute makes for maximum flexibility, not to mention a nice perk for use with a metronome.</p> <p>Perhaps the coolest feature on the Nova Delay is its patented Audio Tapping technology, which "enables you to set the tempo of the delay by playing a rhythm into the pedal while holding down the tap tempo switch." One more thing that just screams for the Nova to be put front-and-center in your live rig.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $345 | <a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/NovaDelay.asp">Learn more about this pedal here.</a></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/TC%20elec.jpg" width="620" height="641" alt="TC elec.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Can't get enough gear? Check out the 2013 Guitar World Buyer's Guide. <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/buyers-guide-2013/?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=DelayPedals">It's available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/total-recall-five-essential-programmable-delay-pedals#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Empress Effects Eventide Strymon TC Electronic Effects News Features Gear Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:54:51 +0000 Damian Fanelli, Josh Hart 16711 at http://www.guitarworld.com Summer NAMM 2013 Video: Eventide H9 Harmonizer Effects Processor http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2013-video-eventide-h9-harmonizer-effects-processor <!--paging_filter--><p>The <em>Guitar World</em> video crew visited the Eventide booth at the 2013 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville earlier this month.</p> <p>While we were there, we caught up with Eventide's Alan Chaput, who showed us some of the company's newest products, including the H9 Harmonizer.</p> <p>The H9 delivers Eventide's acclaimed sound and can run all of Eventide's stompbox effects. </p> <p>It features a simple, one-knob user interface and also connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to iPods, iPhones and iPads for creating and managing presets, live control and in-app algorithm purchases.</p> <p>While the H9 is fully controllable via its front panel, a free iOS app, H9 Control, can be downloaded to your iPhone or iPad for live editing, creating and managing presets and changing system settings wirelessly via Bluetooth. H9 Control will also be available for your PC or Mac via USB.</p> <p>The H9 features stereo audio I/O, MIDI I/O, Expression Pedal, and Auxiliary Switch inputs. All of Eventide's stompbox algorithms and their associated presets are available for in-app purchase.</p> <p>For more information, check out <a href="http://www.eventide.com/">eventide.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gGVE_fflzEQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/summer-namm-2013-video-eventide-h9-harmonizer-effects-processor#comments Eventide Summer NAMM 2013 Effects News Gear Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:29:30 +0000 Guitar World Staff 18900 at http://www.guitarworld.com