SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, October 5, 2004 - Underscoring an unprecedented commitment to meeting the needs of customers, by developing and delivering the pinnacle of effects for live sound, broadcast, post-production and recording applications, Eventide today introduced its new H8000A Ultra-Harmonizer®. Building upon the widely popular H8000, the H8000A is an eight-channel processor designed specifically to give operators in live performance environments maximum flexibility with four analog and four digital AES I/O channels.

"Our customers who used the H8000 in live settings reveled in its power and performance but needed more analog I/O," said Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. "Longtime Eventide aficionados like Al Jourgensen wanted the power of the H8000 but needed the additional analog I/O. Ministry has chosen to take two H8000As on their current North American Tour. The H8000A was developed specifically to provide the front-of-house engineer or performer the sheer processing power of an H8000 with more analog I/O to satisfy the requirements of live performance."

The H8000A is a highly reliable road warrior featuring four channels of 24-bit analog I/O with a dynamic range of greater than 110dB via XLR and ¼" TRS. The H8000A offers four channels of AES/EBU, ADAT and S/PDIF, all 24-bit. The H8000A is the culmination of thirty-three years of effects development and comes loaded with nearly fifteen hundred of Eventide's best preset-algorithms. MIDI Virtual Racks offer the user up to five stereo or mono effects processors combined, allowing up to fifty individual parameter settings to be linked up to 10 preset parameter changes, within the preset-algorithm, without any program change latency. Presets navigation is vastly improved by the new search functionality allowing sort by number, effect type, source type, or alphabetically. Every preset is a unique combination of effects chosen from Eventide's library of over 230 unique effects modules, connected together in particular configurations via its Building Block Effects Architecture, and is finely crafted for a particular function or effect. Users can modify the preset-algorithms, or create their own unique algorithms using the front panel or utilizing VSIG™, Eventide's shareware PC graphic editor/development tool which is available at www.eventide.com.

About Eventide

 Founded in 1971 in New York City, 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 introduced the H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer® effects processor in 1989. Visit Eventide on the Web at www.eventide.com.

Eventide and Harmonizer are registered trademarks, and VSIG is a trademark of Eventide Inc.