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Roy Hendrickson Compares the H910 Plug-in to the Original Hardware


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

In this video, Roy Hendrickson from Avatar studios in NYC and producer behind Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and Ariana Grande to name a few, compares the Eventide H910 Harmonizer plug-in to the original hardware. The H910 Harmonizer was the world’s first digital effects processor. With its unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation and delay the H910 has made its way onto countless ground-breaking works by artists from AC/DC to David Bowie to Frank Zappa. Simply put, nothing sounds quite like it. Eventide has painstakingly modeled every section of the analog signal chain to recreate the sonic footprint of the original H910.The original H910 was a 100% software-free, analog and digital processor that predated the earliest practical analog-to-digital or DSP chips by several years. It used simple digital logic gates and some of the earliest RAM memory chips but was, in large measure, an analog beast. A custom analog-to-digital converter, compounding, filtering and analog feedback combined to give the unit a distinctive sound which this plug-in faithfully re-creates.