Eventide: H9000

by Michael Eddy
The front of the Eventide H9000
The front of the Eventide H9000

Unveiled at the NYC AES Convention, the Eventide H9000, designed as a soundcard/Swiss Army knife for a DAW, is a powerhouse 8-channel audio effects processor in a 2-rackspace chassis. Emphasis is on ease of operation, even when creating complex setups such as effects chains and parallel processing—all handled by a large color display. Its 2,017 (yes, 2,017) presets are culled from the company's popular H8000, DSP4000, H3000, and H9 Harmonizers.

The rear of the Eventide H9000 with its wealth of connectivityThe H9000 does not scrimp in terms of connectivity, either. The unit is intended to be fully modular with as many connections as you would like to add.

  • 8-Channel Analog In/8-Channel Analog Out
  • (2) XLR Analog In / (2) XLR Analog Out
  • MIDI In, Out, and Thru
  • 4 Female Type 2.0 USB ports
  • 1 USB Type B port, allowing 16 channels of USB audio in & out
  • 1 Ethernet port
  • (2) ¼" Expression Pedal jack
  • (2) ¼" Relay jacks
  • MIDI In, Out, and Thru
  • Word Clock In/Out
  • Optical In/Out
  • S/PDIF In/Out
  • AES/EBU In/Out
  • (3) Expansion I/O slots (For optional DANTE, MADI, and AVB)

George Petersen, Editor-in-Chief of our sister publication, Front of House, dubbed the Eventide H9000, “A cool live or sound design tool!” I take my audio advice from George as he has seen—and heard it—all. Stay tuned for more on this product.

For more information from Eventide Audio: www.eventideaudio.com