New Gear Review: Eventide Anthology X

Anthology X is a bundle of all 17 Eventide mixing, mastering and multi-effect plug-ins that are based on 40 years of Eventide studio hardware—the best emulations of Eventide gear I grew up with in the studio. Anthology X is compatible with DAW hosts that support AAX, VST and AU formats.

You get: the H910 Harmonizer—the first digital audio effects unit; H910 Dual; H949 and H949 Dual multi-effects Harmonizers; the irrepressible Omnipressor®; and effect stalwarts Instant Phaser and Instant Flanger.

Next are the H3000 Multi-FX processors based on the hardware H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer® unit. It includes one of my favorites, for which I wrote some of the presets, the H3000 Factory and the eight-voice H3000 Band Delay plug-in.

Multi-FX is a collection of newer Eventide plug-ins including the UltraReverb; Octavox is an eight-voice diatonic pitch shifter from the H3000; and Quadravox, a four-voice version.

The Mixing and Mastering collection includes the very useful UltraChannel—an all-in-one mono/stereo channel strip with micro-delays, pitch shifters and a comprehensive parametric EQ and compressor. EChannel is a lighter version of this channel strip with re-orderable sections. EQ45 emulates the UREI 545 Parametric EQ and the EQ65 emulates the UREI 565 Notch Filter set.

Anthology X rounds out the collection with Precision Time Align that freely slides audio tracks forward or backward in time.

Eventide’s Anthology X is on sale now for $699.

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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

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