Eventide H9000 Review – Amazing Unit and Great Sound!

Eventide H9000 Review

Intro and Design of Eventide H9000

The Eventide H9000 continues Eventide’s unbroken custom of delivering industry-leading signal processing energy to the professional audio community. The fruits of a multi-year improvement cycle, the H9000 features 8x the processing energy of the H8000 and an enormous array of I/O choices, in addition to network functionality. The honest Eventide H9000 review, in the following part of this article.

The H9000 is a fan-cooled, 2U rack-mounting multi-channel effects processor with complete I/O and control choices. Just like the earlier H8000FW, which was restricted to eight audio channels, the H9000 is supplied with eight channels of analog, AES3, and ADAT I/O on the rear panel. But it surely additionally includes a 16 I/O USB 2.0 interface to permit integration with a DAW, and much more impressively, the H9000 can accommodate as many as three non-obligatory expansion cards.

At the time of writing, MADI and Dante cards are available, however, Ravenna and AES67 cards are additionally due for launch very quickly. Every card can deal with 32 channels of I/O — probably giving the H9000 entry to as many as 96 channels in total! Eventide H9000 review is made for you to acknowledge these specifications in order to be prepared before you buy this product.

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Eventide H9000
  • 4 Quad-core ARM processors – 16 DSPs
  • 1600 Algorithms
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Naturally, this new flagship Harmonizer continues Eventide’s intensive catalog of acquainted and standard sound results and signal processing, whereas additionally introducing some new ones. The primary manufacturing software program model contains nearly all (bar about 80) of the effects out there in earlier Harmonizers just like the DSP4000, H3000, and H8000FW. One thing that ought to appeal to musicians is that the entire H9 (stompbox) algorithms are included, too.

The multichannel processing energy of the H9000 makes it an appropriate platform for encompassing sound and for processing a number of tracks of audio simultaneously. As well, the H9000 introduces the idea of FX Chains which permits users to attach any set of 4 effects with versatile routing. FX Chains might be created to behave as a voice channel, a guitar ‘pedal board,’ a modular synth with effects, and so on.

Emote – H9000 Remote Control Software

The H9000’s remote control software, Emote, is obtainable for customers working ‘in the field’ or over an audio network. A model of emoting, with restricted performance, is presently available as stand-alone software for Mac and as a plug-in for ProTools, AU, and VST. The complete-featured model, set for supply in early 2019, can even run on a Windows PC.

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The Interface – Eventide H9000 Review

The Eventide H9000 Effects Processor doesn’t fiddle when it comes to connectivity, either. The unit is meant to be totally modular with as many connections as you want to add. The Eventide H9000’s whole interface is laid out properly in front of your eyes. It is possible for you to fly by the menus through the use of the primary buttons (Parameters, Algorithms, and so on) at the side of the unlabeled side menu buttons that correspond to every menu shift. Putting a reverb algorithm in a results chain is tremendously straightforward by going by ALGORITHMS > ENTER > TAGS > REVERB and choosing your favorite. Done!

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Eventide H9000
  • 4 Quad-core ARM processors – 16 DSPs
  • 1600 Algorithms

So Many Presets!

The Eventide H9000 Effects Processor comes loaded with the newest presets and those of older ones within the factory memory to select from. A few of these presets are holdouts from the Eventide H8000, DSP4000, and H3000, and a few are scorching off the press from the Eventide H9 Harmonizer®.

As crazy as it sounds, there is actually a whole lot of factory presets and well over 1,000 effects algorithms. Eventide has taken on the painstaking activity of porting the entire presets from earlier Harmonizers to the H9000 format. Presets are organized into almost 4 dozen descriptive classes (from Chorus and Crystals to Undulator and Vibrato) that, contemplating the variety of choices, make it easy and comparatively quick to trace down the suitable effect for a particular scenario. And if the precise effect doesn’t exist, users can tweak one of many presets into precisely what they want.

Presets are a great way to get started, however, the H9000 has a brand new randomize parameters function. If you’d like some new spice to your favorite preset, simply mix it up and see what happens.

Please let us know how you like the Eventide H9000 review take from us. We hope that we brought you closer to this unit and its functionality.

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Eventide H9000 Effects Processor Features:

  • 8-Channel Analog In/8-Channel Analog Out
  • (2) XLR Analog In / (2) XLR Analog Out
  • MIDI In, Out, and Thru
  • 4 Female Type 2.0 USB ports
  • 1 USB Type B port, allowing 16 channels of USB audio in & out
  • 1 Ethernet port
  • (2) ¼” Expression Pedal jack
  • (2) ¼” Relay jacks
  • MIDI In, Out, and Thru
  • Word Clock In/Out
  • Optical In/Out
  • S/PDIF In/Out
  • AES/EBU In/Out
  • (3) Expansion I/O slots (For optional DANTE, MADI, and AVB)

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  1. what do you think about the quality of the reverbs – are they better than my lexicon pcm 80

    • Reply
      Nikoloski at

      Hi Kim,

      The quality of the reverbs is top-notch, but we would not like to compare them to other reverbs, since each developer has its own flavor added. But in terms of Eventide processors, we guarantee for the quality!

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