Eventide Audio has introduced the H90 Harmonizer, described as their “next-generation multi-effects pedal”.
Building on the foundation of the H9 Harmonizer multi-effects processor, the H90 offers 62 effect algorithms and hundreds of program combinations, designed for a variety of instruments and genres. The H90 features include comprehensive I/O, flexible routing options, an intuitive UI, and a built-in tuner.
“The H90 is the culmination of years of creative input from the team at Eventide as well as our inspiring users. We’re excited about the music (and cool new DSP math!) made possible with this next level of DSP power, and even more excited to hear the music our customers will make,” says Eventide’s Russell Wedelich, VP of Development and Director of Signal Processing.
Along with the iconic reverbs, delays, modulation, and pitch shifting effects of the H9 Max, the H90 offers 10 new algorithms including state-of-the-art, fast-tracking, and warble-free Polyphonic Pitch Shifting, using Eventide’s proprietary SIFT (Spectral Instantaneous Frequency Tracking) technology.
Six additional H90-exclusive algorithms are:
- Prism Shift, which lets users generate three voices from a single chord with separated, staggered, and pitch-shifted intervals to create four arpeggio types spanning up to three octaves;
- Even-Vibe provides an authentic Uni-Vibe emulation reimagined in stereo with envelope followers;
- Wormhole is a mega-sized, hyper-modulated reverb with pitch warping performance;
- Head Space recreates a vintage four-head Tape Delay with classic and modern creative tone shaping control;
- Bouquet Delay is a Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD) with modulation, LoFi and Modern flavors, enhanced for performance; and
- WeedWacker is a two-stage, serial overdrive reminiscent of a famous green pedal.
The H90 also features three algorithms from Eventide’s rackmount processors: authentic emulations of the world’s first studio phaser and flanger—Instant Phaser and Instant Flanger—and the iconic SP2016 Reverb with the Room, Stereo Room and Hi-density plate reverbs from the original studio rackmount device.
Eventide says that the upgraded DSP power of the H90 also enhances the performance of previous H9 algorithms.
With the H90 Harmonizer, two advanced algorithms can be combined into a Program to create new effects. The H90’s dual algorithm design features true spillover between Programs, and series or parallel effect routing. Two mono inserts can be positioned anywhere in the signal chain allowing users to incorporate outboard effects in any configuration, or the inserts can be combined for one stereo insert. Instrument or line level operation, full gain controls and Dual Mode lets players optimize their signal flow to incorporate H90 into an existing rig, sit on the desktop next to your DAW, or make it the centerpiece of a setup.
The H90 front panel has been redesigned for expanded hands-on control and parameter feedback, by way of five push knobs, seven LED buttons, and a hi-res OLED display. Two large push knobs allow players to switch between SELECT, BANK, and PERFORM modes with ease. In PERFORM mode, players have six programmable footswitches. Functions like tap tempo, preset, insert bypass, or momentary states can be mapped and used to engage options like reverb freeze, pitch flex or delay repeat, while multiple instantaneous parameter changes can be made with three HotSwitches.
Expression mappings can be hand-adjusted with the PERFORM HotKnob. Up to six individual assignable parameters can be engaged with the three push-button Quick Knobs. Even more control is possible via two inputs for either expression pedals, auxiliary switches with up to three buttons, or CV control, along with extensive MIDI control.
Organizing sounds for a gig is made easy by the H90’s Playlist management. In SELECT mode, users can navigate their Playlist sequentially and in BANK mode, players can quickly load from a bank of three Programs—perfectly suited to cueing up a range of sounds for a song. The free H90 Control software for Mac and PC allows users to edit Programs, create lists, and update firmware.
Priding and Availability:
The H90 Harmonizer is available immediately for $899 (USD-MSRP) from Eventide and authorized dealers worldwide.