Eventide ModFactor Modulation Effects Pedal

Modulating Effects Pedal with 10 Studio Quality Modulation Effects
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Eventide ModFactor Modulation Effects Pedal
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Eventide quality in a stompbox!

Eventide is one of the leading authorities on professional effects processing. Their Harmonizers have been staples in studios and guitarists effects racks since the '70s. The ModFactor stompbox brings Eventide-quality to guitarists everywhere in an affordable package. ModFactor brings Eventide's 10 best modulation effects from the last 35 years and tucks them neatly into a convenient unit that's easy to transport to gigs. The ModFactor incorporates real-time control with 10 knobs, MIDI, or an expression pedal input along with tap tempo and MIDI clock sync to create a tweaker's dream come true in a conventional pedal format.

Eventide ModFactor Features:
  • Studio-quality Eventide sound in a stompbox
  • 10 time-tested modulation effects in mono or stereo
  • MIDI sync, tap tempo, and an input for an expression pedal
  • True bypass
  • Guitar or line level inputs
  • USB
  • Phaser
  • Flanger
  • Chorus, PolyMod
  • TremoloPan
  • Undulator
  • Vibrato
  • Q-Wah
  • ModFilter
  • RingMod
Eventide ModFactor - Legendary effects in a stompbox!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Multi-FX
Number of Effects 10
Analog Inputs 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (Footswitch), 1 x 1/4" (Expression)
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4"
MIDI I/O In, Out/Thru
Computer Connectivity USB
Power Supply Included Yes
Height 4.8"
Width 7.5"
Depth 2.12"
Weight 2.15 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number ModFactor

Customer Reviews

4/5
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5/5

Lots of modulation effects in one stompbox? Yes please...

The delays on board were some of the best I ever heard in a digital stompbox and came directly from the brains of Eventide's best loved studio rack units that have graced many a hit record.The Modfactor builds on this same heritage but this time focuses on modulation and sound mangling, rather than delay-based effects. With this in mind, we were very excited to put the Modfactor through it's paces.The Modfactor's overall look and feel is very similar to the Timefactor and is built into the same high-quality metal box, with a very similar control layout.There are 11 rotary controls on the front panel that have different functions depending on the type of effect selected.Along the top (from left-to-right) there is an intensity dial, a type dial (which controls the types of effect available within the effect selected), a depth, a speed and a shape control and finally an 'Xnob' that changes function depending on which effect is selected.On the bottom row of rotaries is a D-mod and an S-mod control. These control the amount of modulation applied to the depth and speed parameters.Finally, there is a mod rate and a mod source control and it's worth noting the 'Catchup' parameter, that ensures smooth transitions between sounds with wildly different parameter values.The three footswitch controls provide easy access to the heart of the pedal. The 'active' footswitch activates or bypasses (true bypass is available) the selected effect, while the slow/fast switch toggles between the lowest/ highest LFO speeds within each effect and in the rotary simulation functions as the Leslies slow/fast/brake.In addition, the tap tempo footswitch sets the BPM of the selected effect. This tempo can also be synced to MIDI so that the effects modulate in time with any other MIDI equipment.There are two main operating modes within the Modfactor that are footswitch controlled. First off 'play mode' where the footswitches directly control effect parameters (for example LFO/rotary speed) and a 'bank mode' that enables quick stepping through sounds within the 20 user banks.Each bank can hold two separate preset effects and the active and slow/fast switches allow direct access to these presets in this mode. It's very slick in operation and worked flawlessly when I took the Modfactor out on a gig.It's worth mentioning at this point how great the display is. It can be read easily from a distance and you always know where you are, even in the most hectic of stage/studio situations.Also, when you turn a dial, its parameter value flashes up in the display - there is always a useful graphical, alphabetical or numerical representation of the parameters and modulation amount.Now onto the most important part of the unit - the effects! The high quality of the Timefactor's effects left me with high expectations for the Modfactor but rest assured, it most certainly delivers and doesn't disappoint.Overall quality is incredible at this price point and the effects sound much more expensive and professional than they should, with an analogue-like sound. It's hard to believe that these effects are digital, but then Eventide seem to have the know-how!The choruses, phasers and flangers can shimmer subtly, or wobble your speakers to no end but are always delightfully musical and controllable.AutowahThe Q-wah can operate as a dynamically controlled autowah or a normal wah-wah pedal (you can connect an expression pedal at the rear for foot-controlled wah-wah (see more about connectivity in the box above).It sounds juicy, squelchy and authentic. The mod�lter effect contains several �lters that can be used to warp and mangle sounds through the stereo spectrum and it's great for choppy, glitchy and stuttery sounds and comes into its own when synced to external MIDI.This is one of my favourite effects in the Modfactor along with the Undulator, which combines delays, detuning and FM tremolo modulation.The Undulator is particularly great for twisted modulated chorus like effects and really needs to be heard to appreciate the sonic magic it can offer.Finally, the Ringmod effect can process your sounds into complete oblivion and is great for clangly, bell-like metallic madness!Those after accurate authentic rotary cabinet simulations will and the Modfactor a pleasure to use sonically and functionally - it does a great job of emulating the real thing. As with all the other effects, you can really tweak the parameters to perfection, to obtain the desired sound/result.The tremolo also works well in mono and in stereo and can be used as an autopanner with different waveshapes. I found it could emulate the stereo panning of my Rhodes Suitcase 73 with ease and finesse.To conclude, there is little to find fault with in the Modfactor, except perhaps for the fact that it can't be battery powered. It's every bit as great as their previous attempt, the Timefactor pedal, both in terms of build quality and sonics and I can't see anyone regretting purchasing one.It's versatile for both the studio and the stage and offers a level of control not often seen in stompboxes at this price. The only problem is, once you've tried one, you'll want the buy the whole range! I Did !!!!Software upgrades via USB.*********Make sure you install the beta version OS letting you use the H9 Controller! which a lot of users don't know exist. After you register your Space, Timefactor, Modfactor or H9 stompbox and you update each box to the 5 Beta which lets you use the H9 Controller, in which, will let you use the many patches and algorithms in your boxes in a neat editor on you laptop, iPad, and such. It's amazing the sounds and settings you all achieve using this utility.
Music background: I have a monkey that plays a organ grinder while I Rap In Latin
5/5

Keeper

This allowed me to get rid of half of my 2 piece pedalboard. Replaced and added every possible mod effect I will ever need - including a killer wah (my CryBaby is shelved). There is a learning curve, but if you take your time in reading the manual (and maybe check out the YouTube tutorials), you'll get past all that. Add a Mission Engineering expression pedal and there's nothing left wanting. There's even an ADSR control for modulated volume swell effects. The sound is incredible - even run in the front side of a tube driven amp. Some complained that it added too much brightness - but it really just brings back your tone that was masked by other pedals. Through the Modfactor or straight into my amp is almost identical... and that's with the other pedals in the chain. The recent software updates added 50 more presets, and made it bass friendly as well (including a bass wah). I've been working with this for over 2 months, and am very comfortable with managing and creating my presets. The band loves it as much as I do. Keeper. Nice.
Music background: Mastering Engineer - GARM, Life Long Musician, Composer
5/5

Best modulation stompbox.....period.

If you want pro sounds this is it. Like most pedals the presets are so-so but if you take the time this thing is a beast!! I have 2 of the factor pedals now and will definitely be buying all of them in the future.
Music background: Hobbyist
3/5

excellent and terrible

On the good side, you will be able to get some incredible sounds with this. On the bad side, the manual does not even scratch the surface in explaining how to get those sounds or what the different shaping choices you have (which are myriad) will do to affect your effect, and the second row of knobs will frighten and confuse you like a fur-covered shark with gun turrets. Not to mention the act of programming your own sounds with an expression pedal is another true challenge in itself, as you will only have a few seconds to program your intended changes and save them before the "programming active" light stops blinking and you lose the changes. It's terribly frustrating and will turn off anyone not willing to spend an absurd amount of time with it learning what does what to what. However, if you are willing to spend the time learning this beast, you will get some of the coolest and most shapeable sounds you have ever heard in your life. They're all in there -- if you can coax them out. That's why this only gets 3 stars -- it would get 5 if it were not so utterly user-unfriendly. A better, more explanitory manual could cure some of this.
2.5/5

A Bass Players review

I would have kept this pedal had it been able to handle bass frequencies a bit better. I fiddled with it for many hours hoping I just had the settings wrong... but in the end I just didn't think the sounds justified a 399$ price tag. Part of the reason I sent it back was because some of the sounds were just unusable in the style of music I play (funk, psych-rock) where the bass needs to hold it down on one. For example, the undulator is an awesome sounds but not practical for me. The rotary and vibrato are in the same boat. The Q-Wah in no better than a Q-tron I already have. But seeing that less than half of the settings handled bass/were practical, I did not feel right spending all that money. But, maybe you will have better luck than me and know how to work the knobs better. I feel like it would be a lot better for guitars rather than bass, perhaps even synth, but for bass... it didn't make me go WOW like the Eventide Space did.
Music background: Touring Musician

Sweetwater Advice

Eventide ModFactor

Offering ten different effects that can be twisted and processed through ten separate parameters, a seemingly endless amount of modulation effects can be squeezed out of the modest-sized unit. After you've dialed up a pleasant concoction of whirled chorus, space age ring modulation or smooth vibrato, your creation can be saved into one of the forty available banks in the device....
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See also: Multi Effects Pedals, Eventide, Eventide Multi-effects