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Overview

Classic Eventide reverb effect capable of producing huge spaces and out-of-this-world soundscapes!

Blackhole is a massive reverberator that has evolved over the years by pulling in mass quantities of time and energy (of the development persuasion, of course). In its earliest incarnation – first in the DSP4000 and later in the H8000 flagship processors - it was regarded, by some, as a secret weapon. Recently it was tuned, expanded and enhanced and then unleashed in the Eventide Space stompbox. Now, it's available as a Native plug-in.

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Features

Blackhole may not be your first choice to simulate an enclosure on the surface of the earth but, if you’re at all interested in ‘sculpting sound', Blackhole just might pull you in. From our vantage point, its possibilities appear to be endless but, of course, we can’t see beyond its event horizon.

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Eventide Blackhole Native Reverb Plugin Demo

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Artists Using Blackhole

TJ Allen
Dave Sitek
TV On the Radio
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Blackhole Awards

Computer Music Performace Award
Computer Music
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Reviews

The Modern Producer
By Matt Butler
Matt Butler of The Modern Producer takes a look at Eventide's SP2016 & Blackhole Reverb Plug-ins We all love classic reverb units for a reason. They simply sound timeless! When we think of classic reverb staples Eventide is right at the top of the list. As you can imagine engineers all of the world were very happy when Eventide started coding DSP versions of their revered reverb units. If you have any experience with original Eventide units you’ll quickly become fond of their plugin line. Read More...
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Blackhole Videos

  • Blackhole AAX Demo
  • It Came From Eventide Space
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Blackhole News

March 31, 2014
64-bit plug-ins now compatible with Pro Tools 11, VST Mac and PC and AU – no dongle required Today, Eventide updated the functionality of its most popular Native plug-ins, H3000 Factory™ and Blackhole™.  The update is free for current owners of these Native plug-ins.  For those who do not yet own these plug-ins, Eventide is announcing special pricing through the...
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Specifications

DAW Compatibility

Software Platform Plug-In Format
Pro Tools 10 + Win 7, Mac OS X AAX Native
Cubase 5, 6, 7, 8 Win 7 VST
Logic (32 bit/ 64 bit) Mac OS X AU
Ableton Live 8 Win 7, Mac OS X AU, VST
Peak Mac OS X AU
Nuendo Win 7 VST
Wavelab Win 7 VST
SONAR Win 7 VST
Sound Forge Win 7 VST
Acid Win 7 VST
Vegas Win 7 VST
Studio One (32 bit) Win 7, Mac OS X AU, VST
Digital Performer Mac OS X AU
Reaper Win 7 VST
GarageBand Mac OS X AU

Software Requirements

Product Purchased OS X 10.5 OS X 10.6 OS X 10.7 Win 7 Win XP
AAX n/a Yes Yes Yes n/a
AU Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
VST X X X Yes Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Eventide's native plug-ins do not require the use of an iLok USB dongle, however they do use PACE's iLok License Manger for authorization which is available from http://www.ilok.com.

Using iLok License Manger, you can activate the license in two separate locations, each of which can be either a computer, or an iLok license key. You can move these licenses at any time using PACE's iLok License Manager software.

In order to authorize your plug-in you need to install the iLok License Manager from www.ilok.com and move the license to either your computer or iLok license dongle. Even if you have a licensed iLok plugged in, the iLok License Manager must be installed.

There are several reasons you may see this error, but a common one is a mismatch of the serial number format. All Eventide plug-ins have a serial number in the form of XX-###### where XX represents a two letter sequence defining the product type and ###### is a 6 digit number. All plug-ins also have a 16 digit license key in the format ****-****-****-**** where each * can be either a letter or number. The license key is entered on the second page of the registration process.

If you believe your serial number and license key are entered correctly, please contact our Support department and we will solve the problem as quickly as possible.

Compatibility

All Eventide native plug-ins are 64 bit compatible with AAX, AU, and VST.

We currently test in house against ProTools 10, ProTools 11, Ableton Live 8, Ableton Live 9, Apple Logic 9, Apple Logic X, and Steinberg Cubase 7. However, in the rare event that users encounter problems with other DAWs we make efforts to investigate. If you experience such problems please inform us in our Forum.

Our native plug-ins including H3000 Factory Native, Blackhole, Omnipressor, and 2016 Stereo Room native plug-ins support AAX32, AAX64, AU, and VST on Mac, and AAX32, AAX64, and VST on Windows.

Registration

First you need to create an account at www.ilok.com and download their iLok License Manager software. Install it on your computer. Second, register your plug-in on eventide.com, which will automatically send a license to your iLok account. Make sure to install the plug-in into your computer. Intallation files are located on individual product pages and on the Downloads page.

Alternatively, for products that allow computer authorization, after you've installed iLok License Manger and registered the plug-in, you can launch your DAW. Once the DAW scans the installed plug-in it will present a dialog box to install the license on your computer or iLok.