You are here

Your user experience with the H9000

Login to Post to Forums

You must be logged in to the Eventide website in order to post to our forums. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. You may also reset your password.

6 posts / 0 new
Last post
homer
Joined: Feb 18 2008
Posts: 36

Your user experience with the H9000

July 31, 2019 - 10:31 am

Hi all,

I am pretty much on the fence buying a H9000 for over one year now but VSIG was aleays the missing piece as I like to tweak a lot.

Now I can see the Beta is ongoing and it feels like this could be the time to go all in.

I pretty much owned every Harmonizer product Eventide put out in the last 20 years at one point in time and went of hardware when I sold my H8000FW+EVE NET 1 year ago. When I come onto the forums I can read a lot about features and functions, issues, bugs etc but I am really missing any information from a users perspective that lets me understand the sonic qualities of the machine, new workflows and their impact on creativity. I do really appreciate the new interfacing option but in the end it is about sound quality and user experience. In fact I would need some arguments on why spending tha much money knowing that most of the H9000 algos are currently ported from the H8000 and the classical harmonizing features still not being implemented.

So it would be great to hear from those of you guys that already have a H9000 for some period of time about your user experience.

Cheers

 

John Baylies's picture
Check out my Eventide Gear
John Baylies
Joined: Jun 12 2019
Posts: 15
(My Eventide Gear)
August 15, 2019 - 01:31 pm

I've had an H9KR for a month or so and love it. I never felt the need for a front panel aside from the R not having scenes yet, which I compensate for with Max/MSP. I've been using the Dante expansion to route audio from one FX chain to the next so that I can have up to sixteen algorithms in a row, and it sounds great. I have been having trouble getting more than one looper working correctly in parallel, though. Gonna make a forum post about that soon after I do more experimenting. Emote is intuitive and works well. It's easy to make routing changes on the fly. Vsig works well too and it's fun to pull algorithms off the H9K to see how they were made and edit them to better suit your needs.

macgee
Joined: Sep 13 2012
Posts: 133
August 16, 2019 - 04:33 am

There's lot of info on Gearslutz about using the H9000, i wrote a review there and there's a review on Sound on Sound

Loving my H9000 - we're waiting for some missing Algos from H8000 and some new modules

I've never owned a Harmoniser before but I've found the H9000 very easy to use - I don't use the screen much, in fact I leave it off and it just lights up when i use it and times out quick. Using Emote makes it simple

Vsig is great - found it ok to learn Vsig and have made a couple of Algo which sound great..it's hard work but rewarding
 

homer
Joined: Feb 18 2008
Posts: 36
August 18, 2019 - 01:36 am

Thanks to all who replied. I was a bit disappointed first when there was no one replying after several days and did not check back earlier. Currently I am not sure wheather To go with an R model or the regular one. From your responses I can see that the display is hardly used for interaction and most of you opt for using emote to control it. For me the only issue is the need to have a laptop connected all the time which is a cost to add to the R. I was actually hoping they would release an IOS app so I could make use of my iPad. For being on stage I think I prefer a standalone setup that I could at least administrate via the display w/o the need to plug a laptop.
One question left though: Did anyone experience issues from the fact that there is no pre-amp stage in the H9000?

John Baylies's picture
Check out my Eventide Gear
John Baylies
Joined: Jun 12 2019
Posts: 15
(My Eventide Gear)
August 18, 2019 - 08:07 am

I've been using my MixingLink with the H9KR. I plug the Line Out into Analog 1 in and it works great. It'd be nice to have a MixingLink expansion instead of having to carry around another box, though I did appreciate having physical acces to the Imput Gain knob, but that's just because of my rushed gain staging.

macgee
Joined: Sep 13 2012
Posts: 133
August 18, 2019 - 11:32 am

That MixingLink looks interesting..I'm considering it!