San Francisco, CA (October 19, 2006)–Earlier this month at the AES Convention, Eventide announced version 5.2 software for its digital processor: the H8000FW. Available by the end of this month, version 5.2 is designed to give engineers and artists alike additional tools for sound creation, and adds over 100 new programs, including many from noted sound designer, composer, and remixer, Richard Devine, and broadcast and post-production guru, Jay Rose.
“We are always working to give our customers the most powerful tools available so that they can manipulate sound in ways not previously thought possible,” said Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. “This new software upgrade gives H8000FW users just that: expanded capabilities and enhanced functionality to build truly unique sonic landscapes. Plus, the new programs really have to be heard to be believed. We think that Eventide users will be quite happy with the additions this software upgrade provides.”
The addition of seven new modules brings the total number of effects modules available to 249. These modules constitute the building blocks for creating your own unique effects, either from the front panel, or with the supplied programming tools VSIG and VSIG X. These new modules include: Audiomux: an audio crossbar router designed for surround sound and other complex routings; Compressor: a new compressor with enhanced performance capabilities; Delay-XF: a crossfading multitap delay with modulation and gain; EQS: true double precision series EQ with a myriad of filter shapes and with glitch-free parameter changes; H3000Osc: the function generator from the H3000, providing a plethora of modulation sources (nineteen in all) such as ramp, sine, triangle, peak, square, S&H, random, MIDI, and many more; Moddetun: a pitch detune module with modulation capability; and Overload: an overload indicator for detecting overloads from within a signal path.
Scheduled for release by the end of the month (October 2006), version 5.2 pushes the number of programs included in the H8000FW to 1,800. For H8000FW owners, the upgrade is a free download for registered users, or $99 on a flash memory card from www.eventide.com.