Eventide debuted its new H8000A Ultra-Harmonizer. Building upon the H8000, the H8000A is an 8-channel processor designed specifically to give operators in live performance environments maximum flexibility with four analog and four digital AES I/O channels.
“Our customers who used the H8000 in live settings reveled in its power and performance but needed more analog I/O,” said Ray Maxwell, Eventide VP of sales and marketing. “Longtime Eventide aficionados like Al Jourgensen [Ministry’s frontman/guitarist] wanted the power of the H8000 but needed the additional analog I/O. [The band] has chosen to take two H8000As on their current North American tour. The H8000A was developed specifically to provide the front-of-house engineer or performer the sheer processing power of an H8000 with more analog I/O to satisfy the requirements of live performance.”
The H8000A features four channels of 24-bit analog I/O with a dynamic range of greater than 110 dB via XLR and ¼-inch TRS. The H8000A offers four channels of AES/EBU, ADAT and S/PDIF, all 24-bit. The H8000A comes loaded with nearly 1,500 of Eventide preset algorithms. MIDI Virtual Racks offer the user up to five stereo or mono effects processors combined, allowing up to 50 individual parameter settings to be linked up to 10 preset parameter changes within the preset algorithm without any program change latency. The presets navigation’s search functionality sorts by number, effect type, source type or alphabetically. Every preset is a combination of effects chosen from Eventide’s library of more than 230 effects modules, connected together in particular configurations via its Building Block Effects Architecture. Users can modify the preset algorithms or create their own unique algorithms using the front panel or utilizing VSIG.