The H8000's front panel
Eventide announced the shipment of the new V. 4.5 software for the flagship H8000 and H8000A Ultra-Harmonizer® effects processors. The updated software enables new or existing users to draw new functionality out of the unit with new Custom Scale pitch shifting, MIDI Virtual Racks, effects stacking and 5.1 algorithms.
“When a customer invests in an Eventide product, we want to make certain they get more magic than they could have dreamed of for years to come,” said Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. “The release of V. 4.5 software opens new doors for H8000 users. From the added pitch shifting options to evolved versions of our classic effects, V. 4.5 gives our customers more to play with and more to create with.”
Ultra-Harmonizer new features include custom scale pitch shifting, the ability to create your own scales and choose the exact amount of pitch shifting applied to each single note in your custom scale, opening up territories like counterpoint, hybrid harmonies, polytonality and ethnic harmonies. Users may micro-tune each voice in one percent increments and add pitch modulation via LFO. Manual settings and MIDI modulation of parameters allow the transposition of stored scales. Calibration provides adjustment of pitch detection parameters for optimizing pitch shifting results for different source material. V4.5 delivers new effects and updated classics, including Digi Degrader, Delay Matrix, Comb Distortion, 4-Band Reverb, MIDI Modulator, AmbiClouds and EchoMatic.
According to Maxwell, this new software illustrates Eventide’s commitment to further development to enhance the potential of the H8000 platform. “Purchasing Eventide hardware is a long-term investment. We don’t quickly abandon products in a mad dash to the newest flavor. We design our hardware with subsequent upgrades in mind. It is our goal to continue to provide enhanced functionality to solve problems and provide creative sparks for our loyal customer base. The addition of V4.5 simply takes the H8000 to the next level of performance and functionality.”
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