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October 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm #109171VmusicVMember
I am interested in buying an H8000FW, but I wonder if there's anywhere I can go to "try" it out with my violin before I throw down my money.
I play violin, which is a tough instrument to "track" with harmonizers, and I want to know how well it works.
I live in Charlotte, but would be willing to travel a little (like maybe to Atlanta), but I don't think I'd fly out to NYC or LA really…
Any Suggestions on Where to Try This Machine??
October 9, 2012 at 1:09 am #123879wilkinsiParticipant
There was a recent artist video using a violin (I think) using an Eclipse. That should indicate the H8000FW is just as good and better. I doubt any store is gonna let anyone noodle on a 5k+ unit, knowing there's a chance they might not buy it. Anything Eventide related over this side of pond will only stock the pedals at best. The rackmount stuff is special order only.
October 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm #123880VmusicVMember
Thanks for the suggestion, I went and found a Christine Wu electric violin and Eclipse video on YouTube. I wasn't at all impressed with the sound. Perhaps it's how she used it, or didn't use it.
I really quite disagree…. I am the consumer, it's my money. I shouldn't assume because Eventide is the best….that their product can do what I want. Before I would buy a $5,000 used car I would check it out. Before putting that kind of money down on anything, it's wise to know what you're getting can meet your needs.
The question is primarily around how well the harmonizer tracks. Violins are very very tough to track.
I wonder if I flew to NYC, if there's a place there I could try one????
October 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm #134918bhabermanParticipantEventide Staff
Send an email to email@example.com asking them to forward it to me and I'll see what we can do for you, thanks!
October 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm #134920t_tangentMember
I absolutely agree with you, it should be very possible to test out an H8000FW before you buy if you can find a place to test it out. I am sure Eventide will be able to help as bhaberman points out.
Meantime, in case you didnt see it there is a good audio demo on the H8000FW webpage created by a fellow user called Matthias Adloff a few years ago and will give you an idea of its capabilities. Here's the link
Also an audio demo by an ex Eventide staff member and programmer Italo De Angelis on the following website
but plenty of other tracks on his Eclipse page which will give you an idea.
Dont forget you can also create your own algorithms using the VSIG editor. This allows you to program new sounds or to edit existing presets, although it is quite complex and you'll probably have to invest some time to get to grips with that.Show More...Show Less...
But here are some related links.
Hope that helps, and look forward to hearing your views when you have had a chance to try out the H8000FW in person.
October 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm #134923t_tangentMember
Just came across this audio demo on youtube as well which may be worth a listen to
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