Pre/Post routing and other features for its H9, ModFactor, TimeFactor, PitchFactor and Space stompboxes.
August 18, 2015- Little Ferry, NJ - Eventide today announced the
release of software updates for all of its stompboxes. Eventide
stompboxes are being used by thousands of artists worldwide and many of
these artists have requested additional features to help them use our
products in new ways. The new features announced are available
immediately for H9 with a public beta to begin in August for ModFactor,
TimeFactor, PitchFactor and Space.
Our stompboxes have always supported the usual two options for
routing signals -- mono or stereo. Musicians using an amplifier could
choose to either place their Eventide stompbox in front of it or in the
effects loop. Optimum placement isn’t always clear since our stompboxes
offer such a wide range of effects.
The addition of Pre/Post routing provides two signal chains to allow
you to choose, by preset, where the effect should go. For instance, an
overdrive algorithm responds best in front of the amp (Pre), while a
reverb effect is best placed in the effects loop (Post). Until now a
pair of Eventide stompboxes was the only solution. Now, you just need
two extra cables.
This update also adds another routing option -- the ability to use
one channel for effects (Wet) and the other as an unaltered passthrough
(Dry). This gives studio and live musicians options for things like
re-amping, testing house mix levels and so on.
All routing is completely software based and saved with each preset.
There’s no need to reach down to throw a switch to change routing when a
preset is selected, it’s set in advance along with your presets.
Our customers also asked us for the ability to use an expression
pedal (or MIDI controller) to control the signal level. The new Swell
feature provides that option. You now have the option, by preset, of
placing Swell on either the input or output signal.
MIDI Merge/Aux Switch Options
Finally, the update delivers two other requested enhancements: MIDI
Merge and a Press & Hold option for auxiliary (aux) switches. The
MIDI Merge feature will mix incoming MIDI signals and MIDI signals that
it generates and send the result to the outputs. This will be of
particular interest to people driving multiple stompboxes from a MIDI
pedalboard. The new Aux Switch configuration adds the ability to press
and hold a switch (Momentary) in addition to the existing on and off
states (Latch). For instance, you can have a parameter change only while
the switch is being held. This allows modulating wet/dry mix or any
other parameter knob just by holding or tapping on the Aux Switch.
“The features we’ve added are not superficial, run-of-the-mill
additions or bug fixes typical of software updates. We’ve had to dig
deep into the code. The scale of these changes demanded a significant
investment in development and testing, but the results should open up
new creative options for musicians,” commented Nick Rose, Senior Product
Developer. “Eventide has a long tradition of supporting its products
many years after release. Decades, even. We understand people have paid
hard-earned money and we want them to get the most out of that
These updates are free and are available immediately for the H9 by
downloading the latest version of the H9 Control application (Mac, PC or
iOS). Open beta testing will begin in August for the TimeFactor,
ModFactor, PitchFactor and Space pedals with a release to follow.