yamaha spx 990 or eventide H3000.

Discussion in 'Reverbs / Effects (outboard)' started by nuknight, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. nuknight

    nuknight Guest

    im trying to get that evanescence/linkin park vocal reverb . which one would be better eventide or yamaha spx 990
  2. mistals

    mistals Guest

    In my opinion the Eventide is far better, especially with pitch-shifting & multi-effects. Not sure which model will emulate the exact vocal setting better, but dialing thru the parameters on a preset on Eventide will yield great results. Thats just my 2 cents.
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Yamaha uses time based effects while the Eventide is a pitch based box... that is the primary difference between the two.

    For reverbs I prefer the Lexicon line of stuff with the PCM 60 / 70/ 80 and 90's being the very least of them that are really useable. The cheaper MPX line is not something I would want to use ....
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    The reverb in the H3000 series Eventide blows. I have never liked it. Now the newer Eventide models is a much different story. Very good reverb. The H3000 does much better at pitchshifting/harmony and other time based effects very well (delay, chorus, flange, ect)

    The Yamaha SPX units are no sloutch in the time based effects as well. The SPX has a better reverb and a better reverb that fits in the mix than the Eventide H3000 series units. But the Eventide offers a sound/tone and effects that can't be easily matched by other units in it's price range new or use.

    Like Kurt, I mostly prefer the reverb in the higher end units from Lexicon or TC Electronic.
  5. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Mexico City
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    the older H3000 converters sounded horrible at low volume levels

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