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Overview

Eventide's Most Powerful Effects Processor Ever

Featuring 1,800 post-production and music effects preset-algorithms, never before has Eventide unleashed so much power for your creative endeavors.

The H8000FW offers four channels of pristine analog I/O combined with eight channels of AES/EBU, ADAT, and S/PDIF I/O. New FireWire I/O now allows direct connection to your Mac or PC so you can directly patch 24-bit audio to and from the eight inputs and outputs.

The analog inputs feature either guitar-friendly ¼" hi impedance input jacks or XLRs. The H8000FW also offers remotely switchable true bypass.

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Features

Digital Effects Workstation - Create your own algorithms

With the H8000FW you will run out of ideas before you run out of DSP power. With our catalog of over 230 effects modules, you can create effects never before thought of either from the front panel or using the supplied development tools for PC or OS X. Whether creating your own unique signature effect or dialing up one of our studio standard effects from the plethora of preset-algorithms, you will never run out of creative possibilities.

Post-Production And Broadcast Essentials - The complex made simple

The H8000FW is chock full of our best post-production effects, including: CB Radio, Cellular Phone, Long Distance, Random Dialer, Off Hook!, Real Dialer, Megaphone, Shortwave Radio, Traffic Report, Radio, Intercom, Public Address, Fries With That?, Office Intercom, Sound Truck, Talking Dashboard, Clock Radio, Bullhorn, Airplane Background, Jet Flybys, TankAttack, Mortar Shells, Stormwatch, TV in Next Room, Boom Box, to name a bunch.

Also included are templates for eight precision delays for multichannel video post applications, and tools specifically designed to facilitate 5.1 frame rate conversion and its associated problem of pitch correction, along with a dedicated channel for time code delay.

Control Freak?

The H8000FW offers everything you need to control its parameters and functions from a remote. If you are on stage, the H8000FW offers full MIDI control or analog control. ¼" inch TRS jacks accept up to two external foot pedals, up to six external foot switches, or a combination. If you are on the mixing stage, or behind the console, Eventide's EVE/NET™ remote brings all the control and graphics display of the front panel, along with eight continuous controllers, to the sweet spot of your choice.

5.1 Reverb And Effects Extraordinaire

The H8000FW is packed with 5.1 halls, chambers, rooms, booths, ambient spaces, and plates, as well as a full tool kit of multichannel effects. Included are eight individually adjustable sets of straight delays, modulated delays, ribbon delays, reverse delays, panning delays, diatonic shifters, flangers, EQs, phasers, tremolos, and filters.

And Now Midi Virtual Racks - Stacked effects with instant program change

The H8000FW offers twenty MIDI Virtual Rack preset-algorithms, featuring up to five full-blown effect processors ganged together. Each preset offers ten different tweaks which can be programmed, stored, and controlled in real time through MIDI. Up to forty-five different parameters can be controlled with one MIDI control message. Individually optimized for guitar, vocals, or percussion and designed with performance in mind. Single effects blocks are also offered as separated presets so that effect chains can be assembled using VSIG.

Oodles Of Sample/Delay Memory

The H8000FW offers 174 seconds of mono or 87 seconds of stereo, leaving you plenty of time for looping and flying in choruses. It can be used in conjunction with the arsenal of effects. The H8000FW offers fast, precise triggering.

The Long And The Short Of It - 8 channels of time compression/expansion

Eventide's Timesqueeze® algorithm has been proven in the demanding arena of broadcast production. If you need to time compress or expand your 5.1 audio for an HD broadcast, our new phase-locked 8 channel Timesqueeze is fast, simple, and sounds great.

ULTRASHIFTER™ THE APEX OF PITCH MANIPULATION

The H8000FW incorporates Eventide's most advanced pitch shifter optimized for the human voice. The UltraShifter's real-time adaptive resynthesis allows for unmatched modification of vocal timbre. So, if you are changing gender or going for something completely bizarre, we've got you covered.

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Artists Using H8000FW

Billy Bush
Garbage
Richard X
Richard Devine
Schematic Records
Jon Hassell
Josh Homme
Queens of the Stone Age
Peter Freeman
Robert Fripp
King Crimson
Matt Johnson
The The
Al Jourgensen
Alessandro Cortini
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Reviews

Music Gear Review
It’s like having eight stereo engines running at once. One unit is typically dedicated to reverb and the rest of the units are then used, to varying degrees, for delays and pitch shifting.
Mix Magazine
By Michael Cooper
"This outstanding product offers a gourmet smorgasbord of effects for the engineer who is hungry for both standard and exotic fare."  
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H8000FW News

January 18, 2007
"With the Eventide H8000FW, sound is like putty in one's hands." -Ben Grossman   Ben Grossman has built a successful career wowing audiences with his electroacousticvielle à roue, or hurdy gurdy as it is also referred to. Most recently, Grossman took his style and sound on the road with BT and Trifon, as well as Thomas Dolby, to build what was a uniquely mesmerizing...
January 18, 2007
Fripp's 'Solar Voyager' custom guitar rig relies on Eventide processing   Legendary guitarist for King Crimson, Robert Fripp, uses two Eventide H8000 in his self-dubbed 'Solar Voyager' guitar rig for touring. The musician/composer has been touring with a wide range of musicians and musical projects, including Porcupine Tree and Slow Music, and is currently on tour in...
October 04, 2006
Hassell and bass player Peter Freeman both employ H8000FWs to enhance their sound live on tour Peter Freeman has been an Eventide user since 1994. Beginning with the DSP4000 that he used extensively as the bass player on Seal's 1994 tour, Freeman has been experimenting with and utilizing different Eventide products ever since. On the most recent European tour with...
February 01, 2006
Versatile processor proves flexible tool for re-mastering projects   Universal Mastering Studios (UMS) East, a division of the world’s leading music company, Universal Music Group, has relocated to a new facility in midtown Manhattan with all new studios and new gear, including the industry’s most powerful effects processor: the Eventide H8000A.   “The Eventide...
January 15, 2006
 The Perishers' FOH engineer Daniel Nygaard brings his new Eventide H8000A Ultra-Harmonizer on the road for the Swedish band's stateside album debut, opening for Sarah McLachlan, Tracy Bonham, and Aqualung When front of house (FOH) engineer Daniel Nygaard prepared to tour with The Perishers in the United States, he knew he would have to do more with less. Touring in...
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Specifications

Digital Interface

Sample Rates

96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz via FireWire, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT, or word clock

DIGITAL Inputs/Outputs

AES DB-25: 8 channels of AES 24-bit at 44.1kHz - 96kHz 
AES XLR: 4 channels of AES at 44.1kHz - 96kHz with sample rate conversion and relay bypass at power down
Lightpipe (Toslink): 8 channels of ADAT (4 channels at 96kHz with S/MUX) or 2 channels of S/PDIF at 44.1kHz/48kHz 
FireWire: 8 channels of 24-bit at 44.1kHz - 96kHz 
FireWire thru for daisy-chain connection to other FireWire devices

Analog I/O

Analog Inputs

Analog Outputs

Inputs

4 XLR INPUTS 
2 High Impedance ¼" INPUTS

Outputs

4 XLR OUTPUTS

Impedance

20 K Ohm (bridging)

Impedance

<50 Ohm bridging

Full Scale Input Level

26 dBu

Dynamic Range

>110dB

Dynamc Range

>110dB

Signal to Noise Ratio

>110dB, A-weighted

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

>110dB, A-weighted

THD+N

<0.002% @ 1kHz, 3dBFS

Crosstalk

<-110dB @ 20Hz to 20kHz, -1dBFS

Crosstalk

<-110dB @ 20Hz to 20kHz, -1dBFS

Frequency Response/Sample Rate

+0/-0.1dB @ sample rate:

44.1kHz: 20Hz - 20kHz

48kHz: 20Hz - 22kHz

88.2kHz: 20Hz - 41kHz

96kHz: 20Hz - 44kHz

+0/-3.0dB @ sample rate:

44.1kHz: 5Hz - 21kHz

48kHz: 5Hz - 23kHz

88.2kHz: 5Hz - 42kHz

96kHz: 5Hz - 45kHz

Frequency Response Sample Rate using "Thru" Preset

+0/-0.1dB @ sample rate:

44.1kHz: 20Hz - 20kHz

48kHz: 20Hz - 22kHz

88.2kHz: 20Hz - 41kHz

96kHz: 20Hz - 44kHz

+0/-3.0dB @ sample rate:

44.1kHz: 5Hz - 21kHz

48kHz: 5Hz - 23kHz

88.2kHz: 5Hz - 42kHz

96kHz: 5Hz - 45kHz

Other Connections

Remote Control

RJ-45 for Eve/Net

Other Remote Control Inputs

Up to two foot pedals, or four 5V control inputs, or six foot switches, or combination

Other Remote Control Outputs

2 isolated relay closures, rated at 30Vdc 1A

MIDI Connections

5 pin DIN output and thru
7 pin DIN input with output capability

PCMCIA Interface

68 pin PCMCIA 2.0/JEIDA 4.0) Supports type 1 SRAM cards up to 4MB for data storage Compact Flash supported with CF to PCMCIA adaptor (supplied)

Preset Capability

(at 48kHz sampling)

Pitch Shifting

Up to 16 Channels

Compressor/Limiter

Up to 16 Channels

Equalization

Up to 256 bands parametric single input, 32 bands at 8 channels

Sampling with time compression

Up to 174 seconds mono @ 48kHz

Digital Delay

Up to 87 seconds mono in addition to sampler

Physical

Power

90 watts
100V-130V, AC
220V-240V, AC
50/60 Hz

Size

Inches: 3.5h x 19.0w x 12.5d
CM: 8.9h x 48.3w x 31.7d

Weight

12 pounds (5.5kg) net
17 pounds (8.0kg) shipping weight

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Software Update

Eventide rack-mount Audio Units can be upgraded in various ways:
  • By downloading the update from the product or Downloads page and sending it to the unit by means of a serial cable.
  • By downloading the update from the product or Downloads and making an Update Card.
  • By purchasing a pre-programmed update card from Eventide. This can be used for program storage after the update.