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Exploring SpaceTime

If you modulate delay, does it create space? If you delay modulation, does it create time? We quickly realized we’re better at coming up with these cosmological koans than we are at answering them, so why not create a toolkit to let you find out for yourself? And thus, we humbly offer our own proof of the theory of General Relativity on (or about) the 100th anniversary of its publication: SpaceTime. The SpaceTime algorithm contains three custom-built effects that can be routed in unique and interesting ways to further your studies of how time and space interact with sound. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a way to go back in time and stop yourself from selling that classic piece of gear in college for beer money.
 
SpaceTime at a glance...
  • Twin Delays with controls for level and feedback
  • Modulation with controls for amount and rate
  • Reverb with controls for decay, level and color
 
SpaceTime Algorithm Screen Shot
 
What’s truly new about SpaceTime is that you get to control the way these effects interact with each other. To make it easier (and more fun) we created a new interface called Pedal View that gives you a visual representation of the routing of the effects, allowing you to see how they interact as you change parameters. 
 
SpaceTime Pedal View Screenshot
 
SpaceTime breaks new ground for Eventide because it’s the first time we’ve combined reverb, delay and modulation in one algorithm. It’s also what we call our first "modular" algorithm. Meaning that while many of our algorithms contain more than one effect, SpaceTime is the first that allows you to change how they interact with each other as well as how they behave individually. 
 
It’s an exciting advancement that required us to redefine what an algorithm could be and do. While each effect in SpaceTime is based on one or more of our classic algorithms, we needed to streamline each of them in order to work within the limitations of current DSP technology and sound as good as we know you expect. To do that we couldn’t just rip out parts of the original algorithms and shove the mess together, we had to rewrite substantial portions of each so that they worked together to create high quality, unique and inspirational sounds. 
 
SpaceTime also includes standard H9 features like mix control, tap tempo, expression pedal support and output level control and is available now as a $19.99 in-app purchase in H9 Control for H9 standard and H9 Core owners and, as always, is free for H9 Max owners. Simply update your H9 Control software to see the new algorithm for yourself, try it out and hopefully solve some of the great cosmological mysteries of our time. Like where do all the socks go?

Find out more about SpaceTime

For more information about Einstein's Gravitational Waves rippling accross Space Time Check out: http://goo.gl/7rNyNg

Blog Details

Author:  nsanchez
Date:  February 08, 2016
Category:  Algorithms
Related Products:  H9
Tags:  spacetime, Reverb, delay, modulation, space time, einstein, gravitational waves, h9, Eventide