The Eventide H9000R Effects Processor continues Eventide's unbroken tradition of delivering industry-leading signal processing power to the pro audio community. The Eventide H9000R is a full version processor but requirtes the full-featured version of emote to operate.
The H9000 is riding the crest of a wave that’s about to sweep over the audio industry - multi-core general purpose ARM processors. Compared to conventional DSP chips, ARM processors deliver more processing per dollar and they significantly streamline new algorithm development. The migration to ARM represents an unprecedented investment for Eventide, an investment that far exceeds any other in our long history. Why did we take this step? Because ARM chips are engendering new, previously unimaginable audio effects and audio applications.
The H9000's quad-core ARM processors reside on four upgradeable modules. In the future, as new, more powerful ARM chips become available, the H9000’s DSP modules can be upgraded. The H9000 is 8 times more powerful than the H8000FW, and 16 times more powerful than Eventide’s popular H9 stompbox. It can run 16 simultaneous heavy duty algorithms.
Colossal Audio I/O
Audio I/O includes: 8 channels of pristine analog audio, 16 channels over USB, 8 channels of AES/EBU, ADAT optical and S/PDIF. Plus optional network audio I/O via 3 expansion card slots with up to 32 channels of bidirectional audio each. (Dante and MADI available now, additional expansion cards are under development.) With up to 96 channels of simultaneous signal processing and a generous complement of analog and digital audio I/O, the H9000 is the perfect platform for surround sound and for processing many tracks of audio simultaneously.
Legendary Sounds, New Paradigms
The H9000 comes loaded with 1600 unique algorithms from the H8000 and the H9 with over 500 presets covering reverb, delay, modulation, pitch shifting, distortion, and more. Multi-channel algorithms include 5.1 halls, chambers, plates, rooms, booths and various ambient spaces.
H9000 Screenshot of FX Chains
In addition, the H9000 introduces the concept of FX Chains for connecting any set of four effects with user-defined, flexible routing. FX Chains can be created to act as a channel strip, a guitar 'pedal board,' a modular synth with effects, etc. The H9000’s FX Chain paradigm is like a custom channel strip on steroids allowing any four complex algorithms to be combined and routed to taste. FX Chains are invaluable for quickly exploring various combinations of effects to achieve new and inspiring sounds.
Intuitive, Powerful Interface
The most gratifying comments that we've received about the H9000’s interface is that it feels right. Words can’t properly convey what makes the H9000 feel good to use, but we can say a lot of attention to detail went into crafting its interface. The H9000’s big wheel is custom machined and has been carefully weighted to give it the right amount of inertia when spun. The H9000’s custom designed buttons were chosen for their particular tactile response. And the H9000’s large, crisp color display is driven by a dedicated ARM processor to ensure that the H9000 feels fluid and responsive when used.
The H9000’s core functionality is encapsulated in the four mode keys SESSIONS, FX CHAINS, ALGORITHMS, and PARAMETERS. User presets of Sessions, FX Chains, and Algorithms can be saved and recalled.
Eventide H9000R Effects Processor Features
- Four quad core ARM processors: 16 DSP engines
- Analog audio I/O: 8 channels
- USB audio: 16 channels
- AES/EBU, ADAT, S/PDIF: Up to 8 channels
- Network audio options: 32 channels per expansion card. Three expansion slots for optional audio connectivity. Dante and MADI available
- Hardware Meters: 8 assignable LED meters - front panel version only
- emote: Remote control software app for Mac/Windows and plug-in for DAWs
- FX Chains: Innovative approach for setting up and managing complex effects
- Direct I/O: World-class digital audio interface
- Comprehensive Live Controls: MIDI, Expression Pedals, Auxiliary Switches and USB controllers
- Preset portability: Store and recall presets using USB thumb drives
- Network control & software updates: LAN and WiFi connectivity