Eventide's Insider January Edition at a glance:
Happy 2016! It's not just an Eventide model number anymore
UltraChannel plug-in (almost) free - 80% off!
Universal Audio H910
H3000 Harmonizer to be inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame
Winter NAMM 2016: Check out what's new
H9 Max nominated by 31st Annual TEC Awards
New Bowie Song, "Blackstar"
When composing the title track of my new solo electric viola CD, "No Ordinary Window," I considered the Eventide H9 to be a member of my ensemble, a collaborating player/instrument. Although technically written for a solo instrument, the work is essentially chamber music. On the recording, and perhaps better illustrated when played live, the music on the page takes on a multidimensionality, incorporating harmonization, rhythmic complexity, as well as expanding and enhancing the natural sound of the viola.
This year we’re celebrating the release of Anthology X, our flagship plug-in bundle, and the legendary hardware from the 70s and 80s upon which it was built. We had a custom rack, courtesy of JamRacks, full of the black-faced iron that pumped sound into countless hit records over the past 40+ years. On display were an H910, H949, Omnipressor, Instant Flanger, Instant Phaser and an H3000 D/SE with lights a-flashing and pitch ratio displays jitterbugging somewhere around 1.00. It was quite a sight and drew steady crowds for the three days of the show.
As Etta James' Musical Director and Guitar Player for 25 years, I've won Grammys for co-producing two of her Blues albums. Working on Etta's album, "All the Way" in 2006, we had an unfinished version of "I Believe I Can Fly." Normally I left the "rack gear" at home when working with Etta—she was the Real Deal and we kept everything pretty raw—but this album was an exception because we were doing more contemporary material.
Eventide caught up with Stevie Wonder during the Songs in the Key of Life Performance Tour. Wonder played for 3+ hours and brought up several special guests including Ed Sheeran, who helped tear the roof down off the Prudential Center during the song "Superstition."
If you look closely you'll see a wondrous object in Stevie's left hand—could it be an Eventide H9? If so, we can't wait to hear what new music it inspires for this music legend!
Eventide's spent the fall in NYC. In this issue of Insider, we have some important annoucements for the upcoming AES show. We're also proud to introduce our new Blogfactor, which encourages our customers to submit blog ideas and articles. Also included is a new MixingLink vocals video, highlights from IMSTA and the award-winning CrushStation algorithim available for the H9 Harmonizer guitar fx pedal.
Guitar Player today announced that the Eventide H9's CrushStation algorithm is the recipient of its 2015 Hall of Fame Maximum Gear award in the Technology category.
The Maximum Gear awards shine a spotlight on the most awesome gizmos we played with this past year. The products could be Editors’ Pick Award winners in 2015 (actually, in this case, from the December 2014 issue through the November 2015 issue), and/or devices that also blew our minds with incredible design, superlative value, transcendent craftsmanship, or fun factor.