Eventide H8000FW Demo

8-channel Effects Processor w/Analog & Digital I/O and FireWire Support
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An Ultra-Harmonizer with FireWire Connectivity!

The H8000FW is a mammoth effects processor, offering nearly 1,600 classic Eventide presets with expanded analog and digital I/O. Audio engineers now have the ability to easily utilize the sheer processing power of the H8000 with any computer-based recording platform using a direct, high-speed FireWire connection. The H8000FW builds upon the success of the Ultra-Harmonizer effects processor platform by uniting all the prized features and functions into one definitive unit that is capable of interfacing directly with a computer-based recording system. With direct access to 24-bit dynamic processing and more than 1,600 built-in Eventide preset algorithms, you can rely on the H8000FW to deliver an entire spectrum of effects without taxing any processing power from your CPU. The H8000FW features Monolithic Tandem, which allows both processors to operate together, facilitating large complex algorithms, including 5.1 reverb and effects or up to eight channels of discrete processing.

Eventide H8000FW Ultra-Harmonizer Features:
  • FireWire connection to computer DAWs
  • Eight channels of AES/EBU, ADAT and stereo S/PDIF at 24-bit
  • Stereo XLR and TRS inputs
  • MORE processing power than Eventide's Orville!
  • New search engine for easier preset sorting
  • Monolithic Tandem - Allows one large algorithm to run using two DSP chips, providing you with a TON of processing power
  • 1,800 programs
  • MIDI, BPM, and Tap Tempo lock

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Additional Media

Signal Processing Buying Guide
UPdates & UPgrades
E-Control Integrates Pro Tools with Eventide Effects
Eventide Intros Software for TEC-Nominated H8000FW
Dual TEC Nominations For Eventide
Don't Get Mad, Get Even(tide)
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Tech Specs

Processor Type Multi-FX
Number of Channels 8
Presets - Factory 1000+
Presets - User 100
Analog Inputs 4 x XLR/TS Combo, 2 x Footswitch
Analog Outputs 4 x XLR
Digital Inputs 2 x S/PDIF (Coax), 2 x AES (XLR), 4 x AES (DB25), 1 x ADAT (Optical), 1 x Word Clock
Digital Outputs 2 x S/PDIF (Coax), 2 x AES (XLR), 4 x AES (DB25), 1 x ADAT (Optical), 1 x Word Clock
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Computer Connectivity Firewire, 9-pin Serial Port
Rack Spaces 2U
Height 3.5"
Depth 12.5"
Width 19"
Weight 12 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 1141-000

Customer Reviews

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They've created a MONSTER!

This thing is the best and last effects unit I'll ever need. It's a dual fire wire DAW interface, a (massive) dual effects processor, a complex signal router (physical and virtual), a mastering/finalizing unit, multiple channel strip, etc, etc, etc. Whatever you need sonically, this thing can do it...WELL! Its built quite solid, so I should probably put it in my will when I'm old enough to need one. It's also very spendy, but I'm continually finding that I've gotten more than I've paid for...Far more. Indeed the H8000FW is a monster, and I mean that in the best possible way. (insert happy face here)
Music background: Semi-Pro Guitarist/Keyboardist

Greater than the sum of its parts

I've used Eventide Harmonizers for years all the way back to the 910s, 949 and then the H3000s. I've always found that one was just not enough. But having the H8000 for a couple months now I can really say that it is the Harmonizer I've always hoped for. Basically two complete units in one box, plus one super-bad unit which uses all of the DSP for one program. The room tones, and presence programs are unmatched by any plug-in verb I have tried so far. Glitch free harmonizing and re-voicing are so smooth, its just unbelievable. The midi mapping and control capabilities are really usable since the hardware can keep up with just about anything I throw at it. For those new to the Harmonizer the user interface can seem odd at first but spend a little time with it and you'll get the reasoning behind it all. For anyone that has used an Eventide in the past, just dive in and go. I'm not sure but I get the sense that the H8000 has every preset available since the H3000! Plug-ins are great of course but the H8000 is so much more than just a bunch of effects programs. Its an open-ended effects workstation in its own right. Many of the programs available would choke the most powerful computer. Lush surround verbs, band delays and pitch processing, its all there. With some tweaking and the incredible sounding IO it makes a pretty killer mastering unit as well. Do yourself a favor and check this unit out.
Music background: Music-Audio Post-SFX

Eventide H8000FW

The custom pitch presets in this unit allow you to can create any multipart harmony and no other effects unit offer this kind no scale restrictions type of flexibility! The setting of the notes is so easy because of the graphical interface is displayed as a real time signature staff notation. It's more than an effect unit. You can turn this thing into a wonderful and fun effects unit-engineering hobby. Because you can design your own effects patch’s and believe me it will require an in depth study (fun) in audio engineering to really understand all the terminology. But is easy to implement with the PC user-friendly mouse-scroll-click patch editor. I don't need my RME fire face 800 anymore. All the external stuff and plug into this unit and the A/D or D/A conversion in the Eventide is noticeably better than the Fire face. This is definitely designed with the professional in mind. I am just a hobbyist, so the learning curve for me so far has been quite extensive and I have only had the unit for two weeks. It is my pride and joy. The quality of all the effects...well your paying $5500 and you better expect pure awesomeness.... yeah it's in there, but you have to choose which of the many presets to use and understand the individual applications of each. But fortunately the manual is robust and the Eventide Company has a good tech support.
Music background: Music Hobbyist

A commoner's experience.

I come from a humble background. This is a piece of equipment for professionals. An investment of time is required to learn how to use this equipment effectively. After a little over a year using this equipment, I'm really happy that I have it. I am still a little bitter at the cost, but the utility it provides is really nice. Why I give this a 4.5 star rating is because I can't see any limitations on this thing. This thing can effect sounds in ways that are beyond my imagination. I would give it 5 stars, but the investment of time and the lack of useful demonstrations to learn to use it prevent that. I'm a guitarist first and foremost, so my meager effects needs are more than satisfied with this equipment with tons of options for expanding my horizons. But you could be an artist just arranging effects on this thing to create some magical sounds. The perfect user of this equipment is the combination of an artist and an engineer.
Music background: Enthusiast/Hobbyist Practice > 10 hours a week.
See also: Reverb Units, Eventide, Eventide Reverbs / Effects, Eventide Reverbs / Effects