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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2003, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking to go with an Eventide but need some answers first

Can someone here post a complete list of effects that the Eventide GTR4000, or even the H3000SE series processors have......besides the wonderful harmonizer it is really known for??

I also need to know:
How the switching is with a midi pedal board......turning effects on and off. For example, when you turn off a reverb or a delay.....via midi switch.....is there a loud click/pop and does the switch cutoff the reverb/delay abruptly......or do they continue and fade like they should.....when they are switched off?
And i heard about long delays when changing patches/programs.....is this true?
This is important to me...because i had a digitech 2101 and the effects would cut off abruptly when i toggled effects off/on.....and there were loud clicks and pops that were annoying. This was a big reason why i got rid of it.....and started using stomp boxes.

However, i've been interested in the Eventide harmonizer processor.....but i don't want to go through the same hassles with the clicks/pops/cutoffs etc....that i had with the digitech.

Anyone with an eventide, please answer these questions......and i'd like to know all the effects that are in it too......
Thanks!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-26-2003, 04:49 AM
 
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The Eventides are notorious for beeing slow when changing patches, it takes at least a couple of seconds. That makes them pretty useless as a single effects processor in a guitar rig, I suppose that's why "everyone" use them only for pitch shifting in a live rig.
Effects wise they can do everything and they do sound fantastic, they're just not designed to be in a guitar rig.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-26-2003, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the info......i was afraid someone was going to say all that.
I guess paying over a grand for the same hassle i went through would be a waste of time and money for me.........because i would be using it in a live rig.
I'll stick to my pedalboard......which i'm pretty happy with.
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The Eventides are notorious for beeing slow when changing patches, it takes at least a couple of seconds. That makes them pretty useless as a single effects processor in a guitar rig, I suppose that's why "everyone" use them only for pitch shifting in a live rig.
Effects wise they can do everything and they do sound fantastic, they're just not designed to be in a guitar rig.
Does that include the eclipse? I've been looking at those... any thoughts on that unit?
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That is true with the h-3000. But the gtr-4000 has a instant pedalboard feature where you can turn efx on and off with in a parameter without any delay. The h-3000 is old and dated for eventide boxes. Then newer dsp-7000 model has so much more power. The only thing good about hte h-3000 series is that they sound fantastic and can be had used for under a grand. You're best bet would be to get a used gtr-4000. They are kind of hard to find because evntide discontinued them due to the fact that the dsp-4000 is the same but without the gtr presets. You can also buy the gtr preset card. You cant even compare a eventide to a digitech. It is not even in the same league. Once you play a eventide you look back at the digitech in disbelief at how much better quality the efx are. It real is that much better!!!!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-26-2003, 05:15 PM
 
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Go to eventide.com and you can download the manuals.
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Motogod.....can you tell me if there are loud clicks/pops when toggling effects on and off. And more importantly......do the reverbs/delays continue to decay or release when the effect is turned off? Or does it quit the moment you switch it off with the midi pedal?
I need to know this!

I'll just have to find one at a music store so i can try it out for myself......but knowing me, i'm known to impulse buy when it comes to guitar gear


Guess i should get a grip and try one out because they are not cheap.

I got a million stomp boxes in my pedalboard......and i feel that i might get all the tone out of my guitar if i used one rack processor and a few of my floor pedals. I am using a valvulator line buffer........which is great and helps to maintain the true tone of my pickups.....but i might be able to get more punch in my tone if i lessened the number of stomp boxes(and cables!).....and put an eventide in the chain.
I'd prefer a lot less cables, and things to step on. I almost fell over one time trying to toggle an effect that was almost out of my foot's reach....but i also had to sing too. So i need all my effects close by!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-26-2003, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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I downloaded a manual from the website and it doesnt give a list of effects in the unit.....which is odd.
Does this thing have all the typical reverbs/delays/flangers/chorus/phaser/tremolo/noise gate/distortion/Eq's......?? I already know it has a killer harmonizer/pitch shifter
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2003, 10:06 PM
 
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It has every effect known to man. And no there are know clicks.
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