Eventide H3000 Band Delays Plug-In

Feb 17, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Developed for Digidesign’s Pro Tools TDM platform, Eventide unveiled its H3000 Band Delays™ plug-in, which is based on the company’s H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer® effects processor.

The familiar, yet unique interface of the H3000 is faithfully maintained with the new Band Delays plug-in, featuring the Hot Keys, which provides four top-level editing controls, providing quick access to scalable multiple parameter manipulation of the four most important adjustments to the effect. The Band Delays plug-in features eight tempo-based delays, each with programmable resonant filters and independent panning controls. The plug-in is capable of a wide range of exotic delay-based effects.

“We set out to develop a plug-in that offers the incomparable vibe of the Band Delays algorithm from the H3000,” commented Ray Maxwell, VP of sales and marketing at Eventide. “Many users of the H3000 will remember such amazing presets as #638 Band Sweep, #635 Band Pan and #658 S/H Pan-a-Delay, to name a few. These and others will be faithfully re-created in Band Delays. New users will be amazed at the musicality of these of these cool tempo-based filter delay effects. Based on other requests, providing this essential component of the H3000 in plug-in form promises to be a popular creative tool for the ever-growing Pro Tools user community. There are many delay plug-ins out there, but only one that comes from the Eventide H3000.”

In other company news, Eventide’s Reverb and Octavox™ Harmonizer® diatonic pitch-shifter plug-ins for Pro Tools for Mac Version 5.1.3 or greater are now shipping.

Grammy-winning engineer and producer Tal Herzberg was one of the first to use the new plug-ins from Eventide. “The Reverb sounds amazing! It is hands down the best that’s available for TDM right now. It sounds fat and rich, and the controls are superb, especially the compression, which puts the effects right in their place. Octavox is equally as impressive and works perfect as a doubler.”

Octavox ($595) was created based on the multivoice pitch shifter from the Orville and is the first Eventide Harmonizer eight-voice diatonic pitch-shifter plug-in. Octavox allows users to create stacked harmonies and wide choirs locked to the session’s tempo. The graphical user interface contains everything needed to load, edit and save a preset, and provides access to the pitch-shifting capabilities, as well as providing musical control of the pitch and delays using the Notation Grid™.

The Notation Grid presents pitches on a traditional music staff with a quantized beat grid superimposed for placing notes over time. While the standard Pro Tools Save and Recall features are supported, Eventide’s snapshot feature provides an intuitive way to capture or recall parameter settings with a single mouse click and can be used to instantly rearrange the entire sequence. Instrument presets quickly configure the pitch-recognition parameters to be optimized for a given instrument. A randomizer is included, which can be used to simulate the natural character of eight individual sound sources or for more exotic applications.

The Eventide Reverb plug-in ($695) uses the highest-quality reverb algorithms from the Orville, including halls, chambers, plates, rooms, ambience and lo-fi effects. Each reverb type offers 3-band stereo parametric equalization both before and after the reverb, reverb contour for built-in tone shaping, a pair of delay lines with filters and a high-quality compressor.

The graphical user interface of Reverb features all of the tools in a single window. Like Octavox, Reverb includes the snapshot function.

Hardware control of the Eventide Reverb and Octavox plug-ins includes support for the Digidesign ProControl and Control24, and the Mackie HUI.

For more information on the Band Delay Plug-Ins, visit www.eventide.com/pressrel/2004/band-delay-pi.htm. For more information on the Reverb and Octavox™ Harmonizer plugs, visit www.eventide.com. For more new product announcements, visit mixonline.com/products_new_products/index.htm.

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