Uniting the industry's most powerful multi-channel effects processors with unprecedented connectivity, Eventide announced, effective immediately, the H8000FW Ultra-Harmonizer® effects processor is now shipping and available through authorized Eventide dealers worldwide. The H8000FW marries the best of the H8000A with the H8000 and adds FireWire.
"Eventide has always viewed its role as a provider of powerful tools that artists and engineers could play like an instrument to craft a wholly unique sound," said Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. "The H8000FW is the culmination of this philosophy, combining the analog I/O of the H8000A with digital I/O of the H8000 plus FireWire. Now users can easily connect the H8000FW to a Mac or PC using a single FireWire connection for up to eight channels of 24-bit/96kHz audio in and out with very low latency."
The H8000FW builds upon the tremendous success of the H8000 series 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 the most powerful Eventide processor ever and its 1,588 built-in Eventide preset-algorithms, users can rely on the H8000FW to deliver the entire spectrum of Eventide effects without taxing any processing power from their 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 discreet processing up to 96kHz. The H8000FW also includes 20 MIDI Virtual Rack preset-algorithms featuring up to five full-blown effects processors ganged together with real-time MIDI control each optimized for voice, guitar or percussion. The H8000FW features eight channels of digital audio I/O via AES/EBU, ADAT, and FireWire, all 24-bit up to 96kHz. In addition, the H8000FW incorporates the expanded analog I/O featured in the H8000A, which consists of four channels of pristine analog I/O with a dynamic range of >110dB. With Eventide's exclusive Building Block Architecture, users can create their own unique preset-algorithms with the library of 230 effects blocks. The H8000FW also includes PC and OS-X graphic preset development tools.