Carve Out Your Tone with Eventide Sculpt
Multi-Band Distortion Now Available for H9 Harmonizer
Little Ferry, NJ — June 22, 2016 — Eventide will be unveiling the latest
algorithm for their award-winning H9 Harmonizer® stompbox at the 2016 Summer
NAMM show in Nashville. Sculpt is a multi-band distortion algorithm that
provides musicians with a degree of control that would otherwise require 3 or 4
pedals or complex plug-ins. Sculpt is the second overdrive/distortion based
effect created for the Eventide H9 platform, following the critically acclaimed
CrushStation launched last year.
Where CrushStation introduced a new breed of overdrive effect capable of
dynamic distortion tones and unique effects, Sculpt gives players precise
control over their gain structure. It does this by carving the audio signal
into high and low frequency bands and then allowing different levels of gain
and filtering for each. This multi-band approach has been used by professionals
in the studio and on stage for many years and now Eventide is making it
available to anyone with an H9.
engineer Russell Wedelich shared the thinking behind Sculpt: “While researching
analog distortion pedals we realized that, to a large degree, each pedal’s
unique character is the result of the particular voicing both before and after
the circuit elements that produce the gain. This explains, in part, why there are
so many distortion and overdrive effects out there, since each is voiced
differently. In our digital playground we can do a lot more, including applying
gain control to high and low bands separately as well as providing pre/post
filters and compressors that respond to a player's dynamics. We think it sounds
great on guitar but we’re also having a blast using it with vocals, bass,
keyboards and just about everything else we’ve thrown at it.”
- Adjustable crossover frequency
(where the low and high bands are split).
- Separate drive controls for low
and high band signals.
- Apply compression before or
- Compression ratio, attack and
release are automatically adjusted to keep overall volume consistent.
- Follows a player’s style and
compliments their playing with tunable peaking filters.
- Filters can be placed before or
- Supports single or dual amp
setups. Stereo out mode features unique spectral panning effects that
spread the high and low bands out into the left and right channels.
- Boost a group of frequencies
before the gain circuit and cut it afterward. (Or vice versa.)
- Unique view in H9 Control that
allows you to visualize and control the parameters of the effect in
- 21 factory & artist presets
that include: Chisel, Dissect, Sculpt da Bass and more.