LITTLE FERRY, NEW JERSEY, August 20, 2004 - Reaffirming its leadership position in the field of digital audio effects, Eventide today announced that its Octavox™ Harmonizer® plug-in for Pro Tools HD/Accel and the new flagship H8000 have been nominated for TEC Awards for technical excellence and creativity in the Signal Processing Technology/Software category and Signal Processing Technology/Hardware category, respectively, by a panel of industry professionals in association with the Mix Foundation.
Derived from Eventide's flagship hardware processor, the Orville™, Octavox features eight voices of diatonic pitch shifting, each with level and pan controls up to 2.4 seconds of delay, and an eight-octave range. Octavox is a flexible creation tool which allows users to create anything from stacked harmonies, multi-voice micro detuning, and wide choirs to musical rhythmic sequences. Tempo parameters track session tempo and meter so the delays are always in sync.
The exclusive Notation Grid™ is the blend of music notation with a step sequencer and allows the creation of harmonies by dragging notes up and down on the musical staff. Delay times are set by moving the notes left to right and automatically quantize to the tempo. Instrument presets quickly and intelligently configure the pitch optimization parameters for a given instrument. A randomizer is included, which can be used to simulate the natural character of eight individual sound sources or for more exotic applications. The unique snapshot feature stores and recalls each parameter with the click of a mouse. Snapshots can be automated with MIDI Program Change for preset automation.
Eventide's new flagship, the H8000, features nearly fifteen hundred preset-algorithms and offers more processing power than the Orville. The H8000 includes Eventide's best collection of post-production and music effects including many new effects which take full advantage of the additional horsepower. The H8000 features Monolithic Tandem™, which allows both processors to operate together, facilitating large complex algorithms, including 5.1 reverb and effects up to 96 kHz. The H8000 offers eight channels of AES/EBU, ADAT, as well as S/PDIF and stereo analog I/O. The H8000A offers four channels of high quality analog I/O with four channels of AES/EBU, ADAT and S/PDIF. Both include word clock I/O.
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, in 1975 Eventide created the H910, the very first Harmonizer® effects processor. Visit Eventide on the Web at www.eventide.com.
Eventide, and Harmonizer are registered trademarks; Octavox, Orville, and Notation Grid are trademarks of Eventide Inc.
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