New Gear Review: Eventide H9 Max

eventide_h9goldH9 MAX (Limited Edition dipped in 24-carat gold pictured) is a studio processor in a standalone stomp box. It features a simple, one-knob user interface and is pre-loaded with everything from all four Eventide stomp boxes plus the H9’s exclusive algorithms. You get the effects from TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor and Space stomp boxes plus a new looper.

H9 MAX has 45 effect algorithms and over 500 factory presets from the seminal Eventide Harmonizer-based effect patches heard on hit records spanning the last four decades.

But using H9 MAX with the included H9 Control app for Windows, OSX or iOS wirelessly via Bluetooth allows you to create and manage presets plus command live control over multiple H9s all from your desktop. H9 MAX owners can share these algorithms with up to four additional H9s on a single Eventide.com account.

The H9 MAX sells for $799 MSRP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com