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Eventide H8000FW

Eventide has announced the H8000FW Ultra-Harmonizer multichannel effects processor. The H8000FW offers nearly 1,600 classic Eventide presets with FireWire and expanded analog and digital I/O. Audio engineers now have the ability to easily utilize the sheer processing power of the H8000 with any computer-based recording platform using a direct, high-speed FireWire connection. The H8000FW is Eventide’s new flagship processor and is also available as an upgrade for current H8000, H8000A and Orville™ owners.

The H8000FW builds upon the Ultra-Harmonizer effects processor platform by uniting all of the features and functions into one definitive unit that is capable of interfacing directly with a computer-based recording system. The unit offers direct access to 24-bit dynamic processing and the 1,588 built-in Eventide preset algorithms, without taxing any processing power from their CPU. The H8000FW features Monolithic Tandem™, which allows both processors to operate together, facilitating large complex algorithms, including 5.1 reverb and effects or up to eight channels of discreet processing.

The H8000FW features eight channels of digital audio I/O via AES/EBU, ADAT and FireWire, all 24-bit up to 96 kHz. In addition, the H8000FW incorporates the expanded analog I/O featured in the H8000A, which consists of four channels of pristine analog I/O with a dynamic range of >110 dB. With Eventide’s exclusive Building Block Architecture, users can create their own preset-algorithms with the library of 230 effects blocks. The H8000FW also includes PC and OS X graphic preset development tools.

Eventide offers an exclusive upgrade program for existing owners of the H8000, H8000A, or Orville™. Starting in December, users can upgrade their existing units to add FireWire functionality. Customers who purchase an H8000 or H8000A from October 7, 2005 on will be eligible for a free FireWire upgrade from Eventide. The H8000FW will be available in December through Eventide dealers worldwide.

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