Eventide’s Eclipse signal processor was recently used by film music recording mixer Stephen Krause (Basic, Clockstoppers, Moonlight Mile) for the film score for Cold Creek Manor, the new Mike Figgis film to be released in the fall of 2003. Krause was recording in Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and mixed in his own studio, Banana Hill.
“The Eclipse is wonderful,” Krause revealed. “The quality of the sound is significantly better than the H3000. The delays and pitch change are smooth and natural. My favorite program so far is ‘delays+Verb.’ I have been using this on acoustic instruments that needed to be very ambient: strings, voice and harp. The harp especially turned out well.” Krause also used the new Clockworks Legacy plug-ins for the Pro Tools TDM system. “I am mainly using the H949. I generally just use modulating delay plugs to pull things into the surrounds,” said Krause. “I have replaced them with dual H949s assigned to the rear surrounds with random pitch change and slightly different delays to the two sides. The harmonizing in the 949s adds a lot more depth and character to the effect than what I was previously able to achieve.”
For Krause, this was the first orchestral film he recorded that was done without analog tape or a SCSI drive. “It was all FireWire,” Krause said, “recorded right through Apogee converters to Pro Tools|HD and out to analog EQ if I needed it. And it was mixed in Pro Tools where I used the H949 plug-in.”
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