Eventide Intros ‘HotSawz’ Synthesizer For H9 Harmonizer Effects Pedals

Eventide has released HotSawz, a new pitch-tracking, monophonic synth engine for their H9 Harmonizer effects pedals.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

With six stackable sawtooth oscillators, three modulation sources, and four assignable destinations, HotSawz allows you to create a wide palette of sounds that run the gamut from classic synthwave to a pulsing panorama of bouncing blips, brassy swells, and sub-bass swagger.

The modulation sources include LFO, Envelope Follower, and ADS Gate, while the four assignable destinations are comprised of Filter Cutoff, Volume, Pitch and Oscillator Depth. Each modulation source can be assigned to any of these destinations at a given time. Thus, multiple sources can manipulate the same destination. In fact, there are 64 combinations of source to destination assignments, providing a vast landscape for serious experimentation.

For example, scope your favorite sci-fi thriller sounds from Blade Runner to Stranger Things, and create 8-bit video game blips, screaming 70s saw leads and undulating bass odysseys on individual tracks video games and movie scores.

Features:

  • Classic subtractive synthesis using sawtooth waves.
  • Six oscillators that follow a mono pitch tracker.
  • Three modulation sources: LFO, Envelope Follower and ADS Gate.
  • Four Assignable destinations: Filter Cutoff, Volume, Pitch and Oscillator Depth. Each modulation source can be assigned to any destination at a given time, thus multiple sources can manipulate the same destination.
  • 64 combinations of source to destination assignments.
  • Comes with 30+ presets including some by Eventide artists

Pricing and Availability

HotSawz available now for US $19.99 for H9 and H9 Core owners and is free for H9 Max owners.­­­­ You can demo HotSawz using the latest version of the H9 Control app for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices.

4 thoughts on “Eventide Intros ‘HotSawz’ Synthesizer For H9 Harmonizer Effects Pedals

  1. Sounds fine. And $20 for the “IAP” add-on seems fine if someone really wants it.

    I’d rather use a synth with knobs or a GUI on an iPad, so I’d probably opt for using MIDImorphosis and an iOS synth. Tracking speed & accuracy are always the challenge with any of these digital synth plugs.

    I don’t know of any stomp based synth that has a noise generator which is odd considering how much natural noise is available in the stomp universe. I’d probably use it with a bass guitar to simulate a bowed bass sound.

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