EVENTIDE MODEL DSP4000-B ULTRA-HARMONIZER
Instant Audio Creativity
Eventide created the first application-specific audio effects processor for radio TV and production, the H3000-B, and it quickly became the industry standard. Now, we're taking effects quality, variety and convenience to the next level. Introducing the Eventide DSP4000-B Broadcast/Production Ultra-Harmonizer brand effects processor.
Broadcast and production effects by Jay Rose
The DSP4000-B is based on Eventide's powerful DSP4000 professional audio effects processor, but it has a unique set of software programs created especially for radio, TV and postproduction by sound designer Jay Rose. Effects that would be impossible with most processors are instantly available with the DSP4000. Just press a button and look who's talking - an airplane captain from the cockpit. Press again - now, it's the kid at the drive-thru window at a fast-food place. Another press and you'll hear your words coming out of a computer voicechip, or the TV in the next room, or a cellular phone. There are dozens of audio environments to choose from.
Fantasy voices are just as easy. Is that your conscience talking back to you? Or your fairy godmother? Or you worst nightmare? The DSP4000-B is more than just a signal processor, it's your audio special effects department, a true creative partner. You also get sound effects and audio backgrounds built right in. Rain and thunder, the seashore, wind, a jet flying by. The DSP4000-B can put your sound anywhere, from the top of the mile-high mountain to 200 feet underwater.
So fast and easy to use
Because each of these effects and hundreds more are already set-up and ready for instant recall, the DSP4000-B is a terrific time saver in program and commercial production and post-production. And it's perfect for a fast-paces "Morning Zoo" radio show. Imagine trying to create a whole cast of character voices or "strange places" effects on-the-fly with an ordinary effects box! With the DSP4000-B, it's more than possible. It's easy. A six line graphic LCD screen lets you choose the effect you want in seconds...they're conveniently organized into logical groupings such as "Science Fiction Voices," "Commerce & Machines" and "Backgrounds." Every effect features a wide variety of user-adjustable parameters, and the LCD screen leads you quickly through the process, explaining how the various parameters affect the sound. In addition to saving presets you create in the DSP4000-B's internal memory, you can also store them on a removable PCMCIA memory card for convenience and added capacity and to protect your unique sounds from use by others.
Superb quality reverbs, pitch change, and time compression
In the production studio, you'll uncover more of the power of the DSP4000-B, because Eventide has also included the effects module software which makes the standard DSP4000 today's premier signal processor for recording and live performance. Dense, lush, reverbs, rich choruses, flanging and the best quality pitch change programs on the planet. What's more, the DSP4000-B offers Timesqueeze® stereo time compression and expansion with higher quality than ever before. It's so easy to use...just punch in the current running time of the audio and how long you want it to be.
Ready for the digital studio
The Eventide DSP4000-B comes standard with analog and optionally with digital inputs and outputs. The digital option provides full 24-bit AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O for an all-digital signal path as well as standard XLR-type analog inputs and outputs. Optimal audio quality is assured via 18-bit A/D and D/A converters. Audio bandwidth at the analog connectors is up to 22kHz. The DSP4000's remote control interfaces include MIDI In/Out/Thru jacks and PA422 serial port data. An optional internal sampler board further extends the capabilities of the DSP4000-B.
Although we've emphasized the DSP4000-B's many programmed production effects, there's a whole other side to the unit, which will be of special interest to advanced "effects explorers." Unlike conventional audio processing units which contain a limited number of fixed digital processing algorithms, the factory programs of the DSP4000-B draw on over 90 internal effects modules to create a wider variety of truly distinct programs than ever before possible. What's more, the unit's object-oriented Algorithm Construction Kit patch editor function lets users (and third-party developers) build totally new effects algorithms by linking modular effects "building blocks" which are presented on the large, graphics LCD screen. With the DSP4000-B, there are always new effects avenues to explore, new sounds to create.
This is the unit that says "don't let the video and film guys have all the fun." There's a whole world of audio special effects waiting to be explored. The Eventide DSP4000-B Broadcast/Production Ultra-Harmonizer is your first-class ticket to instant audio creativity.
This page updated 6 April 1997
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