LITTLE FERRY, NEW JERSEY, May 25, 2004 - In a move that expands the performance capabilities of its industry-leading Eclipse digital multi-effects processor, Eventide today announced the Eclipse 3.0. Optimized for live performance, Eclipse 3.0 is available now. Eclipse owners can upgrade their units to V3.0 with a free download from

Fulfilling the many user requests by guitar players the world over, Eclipse 3.0 takes Eventide's contemporary diatonic shifting technology, capable of producing up to eight simultaneous voices of pitch shifting, and integrates the User-Definable Scales functionality of the H3000 UltraHarmonizer. Program change is lightning fast; Eclipse offers ninety effects algorithms and a mind-blowing three hundred and ninety presets providing fertile ground for guitar players looking to create their own signature sound. Fully editable and controllable in real time, Eclipse 3.0 represents a full complement of Eventide's effects; the impact on sounds of numerous hit records spanning thirty-three years is undeniable. Each parameter in the Eclipse is addressable by two programmable ╝" inputs or MIDI control input with power provided for a MIDI foot controller.

Eventide's Tec award-winning Eclipse digital audio effects processor is configurable in a series, parallel, stereo or dual mono and is built on a dual-engine platform. The Eventide Eclipse offers five times the processing power of its predecessor, the H3000, and allows the user to run two powerful stereo effects simultaneously in a more space-efficient package and offers many of the H3000's most popular effects. The Eclipse uses high-quality relays to provide a true hard-wire bypass to remove itself completely from the circuit so nothing comes between you and your amp.

Built with quality construction throughout and implementing requirements from artists and engineers who use this equipment on a daily basis, Eclipse features a robust, yet easy-to-use interface, including a comprehensive search engine for rapid preset selection by category application. The Eclipse also features a heavy gauge, all-metal faceplate, solid positive-action controls and a sharp and bright display easily visible at an off angle.

In addition to being a road warrior, the Eclipse is well equipped for any studio session. Eclipse features ╝" balanced TRS and XLR analog I/O; S/PDIF, AES and ADAT digital I/O, including word clock, and supports 44.1, 48, 88 and 96 kHz sampling frequencies.

About Eventide

Founded in 1971, Eventide is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital audio processing products for recording, broadcast and live performance, as well as avionics instrumentation, and digital communication products for public safety. Headquartered in Little Ferry, NJ, Eventide created the very first Harmonizer« effects processor in 1975, and introduced the industry-standard H3000 UltraHarmonizer in 1988. Visit Eventide on the Web at

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