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    • #105450

      hello all,

      i've allready checked the manual for the possibility's using the H8000 for livesound but i would like to know the experience's of other engineers.


      your routing (via aux/ inserts, group inserts, using Mbox . . .

      handling, mixing and fooling around with the H8000 at the same time . . .

      favorite banks

      do you use the eve/net?

      thanks alot already!!


      Thomas Hillen 

    • #117146

       Hi Thomas

      I am the creator of most of the Eventide presets/algorithms in the H8000.

      Talking about FoH apps:

      the main concept is that no matter which audio format(s) you will be using, the unit has 8 physical I/Os from/to the external world. The 2 DSPs can run 2 presets at the same time and have 8 software I/Os. These 16 outputs can be summed at output stage but mixing will be necessary internally. So most people may end up using the H8000 as 2 parallel routed machines, running 4 mono FX or 2 stereo ones or combos of them in each DSP. It's also possible to run 4 stereo FX in each DSP but you'll have to sum outputs internally (ROUTING) and set levels inside the Eventide.

      There are presets written with FoH in mind:

      Bank 16 is actually named Front of the House. It contains many mono/stereo/multi stereo presets, like 4 verbs in a single preset and many other popular fx.

      Bank 32 Multiple Machines has a terrific variety of 4 to 8 I/Os mono/stereo/combos FX, from 4 mono compressors>EQ+ 2 Stereo Vintage Delays to Stereo BandDelays+Filtered Dlys+Ducked Vintage Dlys to Diatonic Shift+delays+reverb to MicroPitch+Pcm70 style verb+Pan Dly. The presets manual has all the info about these terrific tools.

      Even the mighty MIDI Virtual Racks in the last banks can provide a lot of functionality to FoH, being presets with 5 processors in each and 10 storable tweaks that can be recalled manually or via a single MID CC message.

      The typical use would be connecting the H8000FW so that your mixing board Aux Sends will interface with the Eventide for Send/Return audio to FX and back, as you  perfectly know in your work.

      Please don't hesitate to ask any specific question you might have.

      all the best


    • #117149

      for multiple machines you'll need 8 in and outputs for some presets; there are only 4XLR ins and outs. do you need a Mbox or something like that to create 4 more ins and outs? or are 2effects combined on 1 output?

       to bad that eventide is not on the prolight+sound messe in Frankfurt because i would really like to try the remote and there are not that many eventide retailers overhere in the Netherlands Tongue Tied

    • #128239

      Hi Hiluh, Although it is true that there are only 4 Analog XLR I/O, you can achieve up to 8 channels of AES/EBU with the DB25 connector, ADAT and FW cables respectively. And as Italo mentioned with the Multiple Machines bank, you can have from 4 to 8 I/O. Eventide is being represented at Messe in Frankfurt. You should stop by the booth if possible. Be well.

    • #128240

      now i seeGeeked  ( looked over the db25)

      i'll certainly stop by the Eventide stand!

      i'm sure i want the h8000; no big heavy rack anymore!!

      what i have to find out @ the messe is what the remote can do for me according to handling.

      thanks for the quick response drooney!

      Thomas Hillen 

    • #128241

      The german distributor is  Sound Service- Berlin.

      They should be at the Messe.

    • #128242


      the EveNet allows remote control of up to 4 Eventide units, thru a dedicated ethernet cable. In addition to this, 8 encoders are available and are hard_wired to the 8 parameters you may see in a single display screen.. Encoders can be clicked to load unit(s) setups/routing and 2 presets along with them. The remote replicates the unit front panel with display/soft keys and the Big Knob. the encoders are added to it.

      You can check its manual on our website.

      all the best

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