Eventide are celebrating 50 years of audio goodness with the introduction of the Eventide Clockworks Bundle.
New Jersey-based Eventide, is turning 50 and are looking to celebrate with their users. The company was founded by young inventor Richard Factor, recording engineer Steve Katz, and Orville Greene, a 60-year-old patent attorney with an interest in music. The latter were also co-owners of Sound Exchange, where Katz was chief engineer. Tony Agnello joined shortly after the company was founded, working on an unpaid basis at first.
As Eventide Audio celebrates its 50th anniversary, the company are introducing the Eventide Clockworks Bundle, bringing DAW users a virtual rack full of the groundbreaking effects processors that propelled Eventide to success.
A nod to the past
In 1971, in a New York City basement, Eventide Clockworks revolutionized the audio industry by creating the world’s first studio effects processor – the Instant Phaser – and pro audio’s first digital device, the Digital Delay Line.
Over the course of the following decade, Eventide continued to introduce new processing paradigms – the world’s first Harmonizer®, the H910, followed by the Omnipressor®, Instant Flanger, H949, and the SP2016. Meticulously modeled to accurately produce these legacy effects – with dual versions of the H910 & H949 – the Eventide Clockworks bundle of plug-ins also includes sonic and DAW-friendly features even beyond the hardware’s capabilities.
- Instant Phaser – the world’s first studio phaser and the first rack mount effects unit, period.
- Omnipressor – released in 1974, the first dynamics effects processor, introduced the concepts of infinite compression, dynamic reversal, and side-chaining.
- H910 Harmonizer – the world’s first digital effects unit. With its unique combinations of pitch shifting, feedback, modulation and delay, it was a huge hit across studios worldwide.
- Instant Flanger – utilized newfangled bucket brigade ICs for swept delay resulting in a ‘true’, time-based, emulation of tape flanging. Whereas the Instant Phaser offered several methods of controlling modulation, the Instant Flanger allowed engineers to combine these controls. The result, more control layers and less predictable sweeps. Vintage modulation sweetness.
- H949 – standing on the shoulders of the H910 as the second in Eventide’s family of Harmonizers. It introduced a formal micro pitch-shifting mode, which is a great sound for lead guitar virtuosos. It also had the first Reverse delays and introduced a Random pitch
- SP2016 – released in 1981 and was the world’s first programmable effects processor featuring ROM chips that “plugged in” under the hood making it possible to add new effects in the field. While it was not a Clockworks effects unit, the SP2016 earned its spot on this roster as it marks the opening chapter of modern Eventide effects processors, with the H9000 its current incarnation. The SP2016 Reverb plug-in includes modern and vintage versions of its signature Stereo Room, Room, and Hi- Density Plate
The Eventide Clockworks Bundle for OS X and Windows supports VST, AAX, and AU plug-in protocols for compatibility with every DAW. Valued at over $1000 if purchased separately, this collection of legacy Eventide processors is available for immediate download at a special introductory MSRP of $299 through June 30, 2021, and $499 thereafter.
Learn more over at Eventide.