The Eventide Orville is a programmable, multichannel, multipurpose, dual digital signal processor (DSP), 24 bit digital audio signal processor with UltraShifter™ capability.

That’s a lot of adjectives! It is the successor to a long, proud line of digital signal processors that stretches back to a time when most audio manufacturers didn’t know digital audio from Morse code. 

  • Orville


Orville is loaded with features that put it in a class by itself.

It has four analog inputs, four analog outputs, four digital inputs, and four digital outputs that can all be used simultaneously.

Routing among them is completely flexible (“anything to anything”)! What’s more, Orville houses two independent signal processors, each having four inputs and four outputs (imaginatively dubbed “DSP A” and “DSP B”). The two processors can be run in parallel, in series, or in any mutant variation thereof.

The variety and depth of the programs that run on the DSPs are truly amazing, from lush reverbs, to choruses, to flanges, to delays, to pitch shifters, to dynamics, to EQs, to filters, to distortions, to synthesizers, to samplers, to ring modulators, and everything in-between.

Most frequency and time-dependent parameters (e.g. delays, LFO's) synchronize to a system tempo for ease of use. And if that’s not enough, DSP A boasts nearly three minutes of sample time in addition to the 40 seconds of delay time found on both DSP A and DSP B! And for the user who is interested in making his or her own programs (if the huge number of factory programs aren’t enough!), Orville continues the “modular programming paradigm” that made the DSP4000 famous.

Programs are composed of individual building blocks, or “modules,” that allow the user to create original programs. Inspiration and creativity are given no bounds.

Artists Using Orville

Roy Hendrickson


Technical specs

Sample Rates 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz, or External
Digital Inputs/Outputs 4 AES or 2 AES/2SPDIF at 44.1-96kHz
Analog Input (XLR Balanced) 4 Ch.
Analog Output 4 Ch.
MIDI 5 pin DIN Output and thru, 7 pin DIN input with output capability and external power jack.
Pitch Shifting Up to 8 channels
Compressor/limiter Up to 8 channels
Equalization Up to 128 bands parametric single input, 16 bands at 8 channels
Sampling With time compression, up to 174 seconds mono
Digital Delay up to 87 seconds mono in addition to sampler
Power 100 watts 100-125V, 220-240V, AC 50/60Hz
Size Inches: 3.5h x 19w x 12.5d  / Cm: 8.9h x 48.3w x 31.7d
Weight 22 pounds (10Kg) shipping weight
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