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Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by mihau, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. mihau

    mihau Guest

    Hi! Did anyone test Eventide Eclipse???

    I would like to buy it, but I am wondering it is worth tha amount of money???

    best, Miha
  2. Bill Plummer

    Bill Plummer Guest

    I got the Eclipse a few weeks back and it's been working out great. It seems that Eventide is dedicated to upgrades as well. Overall, I'm quite happy with it.

    Another processor to check out in that price range is the new Kurzweil piece. Unique offering.
  3. mixfactory

    mixfactory Guest

    I thought it was ok, but not what I was hoping especially having used the Orville. I bought a DSP7000 instead and I've been happy ever since.
  4. mixfactory

    mixfactory Guest

    I thought it was ok, but not what I was hoping especially having used the Orville. I bought a DSP7000 instead and I've been happy ever since.
  5. Mine is a big step up. I have 2 PCM80s an M-One and a midiverb to compare to. I think once I learn how to tweak it I've got a "lifetime piece".
  6. Mike Simmons

    Mike Simmons Active Member

    I've had mine for a couple months now and am loving it. I think it's very versatile and the verbs are really lush. Just upgraded the software this week and got an additional 50 presets. Eventide tech support is also very responsive.
  7. I just put one in a studio I built and I love it, my clients love it - everybody's happy. Great interface, great with midi tweaks, sounds totally lush.

    You can't really expect it to be like an Orville for a quarter of the cost - can you ??

  8. mixfactory

    mixfactory Guest

    Oh yes you can!!! If that is the way its being advertised. The Eclipse is basically a next generation H3000, slimmed down to one space, with a nice, new shiny silver coat and a bunch of different ins and outs. To me it sounded too close to an H3000 to make any difference in price. I think most people would be better off buying (2)used H3000's. You can't use none of the patches of its bigger siblings, you can't create your own blocks of effects only modify the ones they give you. Support for it is tricky already(just visit the Eventide group on yahoo). If it were under $1200(the going price for used H3000's), then I would say its not a bad purchase, but I would tell you that you can buy (3) good used dedicated effect processors to do the same job, and you had the option of using all (3) at the same time. But if your clients want to see an Eventide in your rack(a staple in most studios) than what can you do.
  9. Bill Plummer

    Bill Plummer Guest

    The H3000 does not process at 96k, the Eclipse does.
  10. mixfactory

    mixfactory Guest

    Your right that it doesn't process at 96K, but how many people right now are mixing at 96K? And if you are, you are probably doing surround where you need more than (2) channels at once(Orville). Not all of the patches work on the Eclipse at 96K. When working digitally, another compromise you will come across is that at different rates the sound of the unit changes. Most digital units sound best at 48K. Most who don't want to dither down work at 44.1K. The Eclipse sounds different at these (2) rates. If you don't believe me try it. Again, I know it comes across like I am trying to knock it down. My real issue is the price and the way it is advertised. If you find that it works for you and you like the thing that is what really counts. My opinion is just an opinion.
  11. mihau

    mihau Guest

    thank you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    I will shure check the eventide yahoo group!!!

    take care,

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