Close Up: Eventide


Half a Century of Pioneering Sound: Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, Eventide has long been a ubiquitous name in audio broadcasting and recording, consistently pioneering unprecedented methods of bending and layering sound. Revolutionizing the industry with their H910, Harmonizer and Instant Phaser, their world renowned “Eventide Sound” consists of pristine delay, lush reverbs and pitch shifting effects. Before they introduced the H910—whose devotees have included Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Tony Visconti and Brian Eno—experimenting with pitch shifting and delay required multiple effects, tape machines and hands-on effort. The H910 put the power of these tools into a single unit, opening a rich palette of sounds via combining these effects. The company also introduced the world’s first digital audio device, the digital delay. In 2019, Eventide partners Richard Factor and Tony Agnello received a Lifetime Achievement Technical Grammy Award.

Nalia Sanchez, Director of Marketing Communications: “The thing that has kept us at the forefront of music technology is our passion for exploring new possibilities and finding new creative ways to work with sonics. We’re always asking, what comes next and what can we make available? Suffice to say, we’re looking forward to the next 50 years!”

The H9000: Released in 2018, this is Eventide’s flagship effects processor, a Next Generation Harmonizer which can run up to 128 channels of audio and features 16 DSP engines, with optional Dante, MADI and direct Pro Tools connectivity. The H9000 comes with over 1600 effects and can run up to 16 effect algorithms simultaneously, allowing users to create new and inspiring sounds. With a generous complement of analog and digital I/O, it is the perfect platform for surround sound and for processing many tracks of audio simultaneously.

Physion: This plug-in was released in 2017 using the patent-pending Structural Effects technology. It allows users to split a sound into its transient and tonal parts, independently manipulate them using Eventide’s world-class effects and then fuse them back together. With the ability to add effects and dynamic controls to the transient and tonal sections, users can produce a wide range of effects, from the subtle to the extreme. Among its unique applications, the Physion is a versatile tool for sound designers, allows users to re-tune a drum without affecting the transient, can be used to modify vocals, morph and transform loops and remove unwanted tonal ring and hiss.

Other Notable Recent Products: Over the past five years, Eventide has released the Instant Phaser Mk II, Instant Flanger Mk II and SP2016 Reverb—all authentically emulated from the original revolutionary studio hardware released decades ago. The H9 Plug-in Series, released in November 2020, includes 11 popular H9 Harmonizer effects in plug-in formats for desktop and iOS users. The Blackhole pedal, released last September, is the first in a family of easy-to-use pedals based on iconic Eventide sounds. The company will be releasing more pedals in this series over the coming months.

Contact Eventide, 201-641-1200