Eventide Space

 
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Don’t let appearances fool you. At first glance, Eventide’s Space looks like a big (and staggeringly expensive) guitar stompbox, but if you write it off you’ll be missing out on one of the best reverb units around. Sure, guitar pedals don’t typically offer the best sound quality, but the Space is a long, long way away from being a ‘typical’ guitar pedal. For a start, it’s certainly not just for guitars.

Featuring a number of algorithms based on Eventide’s classic rackmount effect units such as the H8000 and the Eclipse, the Space’s pedigree is clear from the quality of the more basic ambience effects. But that’s really just the start of this unit’s potential. Along with its reverb options, the Space also boasts a wealth of modulation capabilities, from tremolo effects to dynamics, all of which combine seamlessly with the reverb programs in the unit’s 12 combo algorithms.

Space is a long, long way away from being a typical guitar pedal

Space is undoubtedly one of the most creative reverb tools on the market. It’s an effect which makes you reconsider your approach to reverb entirely: rather than just being a tool for creating a mix it becomes an instrument in its own right. Once you factor in MIDI and expression pedal options, tap tempo and sync capabilities, this is a reverb unit you can ‘play’ in real time and integrate with other instruments in your studio setup. The flexibility is just as impressive as the sound itself. It’s incredible on vocals, drums, synths – in fact, it’ll work well on just about anything you throw at it.

At just under £400, the Space is undoubtedly one of the most expensive stompboxes you’ll ever come across. To Eventide’s credit, it’s also one of the best.

25th June, 2014

Comments

  • Excuse me but where is the Midiverb II at? What kind of dance music producer has a room for a plate reverb.

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  • Lumping the Space Echo in with reverbs seems to be pushing it a bit. It’s a great unit, but…

    Also worth mentioning are the dirt-cheap plugins from ValhallaDSP (which borrow a lot of techniques from both Lexicon and Eventide), and the more expensive ones from 2CAudio.

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  • makes me laugh how people always get so mad at these features. guys, they’re just attack’s choices. if you don’t agree, write down your own list on a piece of paper and look at that instead. it’s hardly as if it’s some kind of official ranking, plus there’s a lot more to read here than just the names of 10 reverbs. maybe if you read it you’d realise they actually mentioned the midiverb AND the fact that most people don’t have room for a plate so should buy the plugin instead.

    eric, i kind of agree with your point on the space echo but they are absolutely awesome for reverb as well as delay effects. even the delays are so messy and organic that it isn’t really delay as most people think of it these days. i got to borrow one off a friend for a while and what i actually liked it most for was a short reverb-style effect on vocal samples.

    i also agree that the valhalla reverbs are excellent

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  • This is an unusually random feature from Attack…so few of these devices are really relevant to dance music eg the Lexicon 224…or EMT 140 (a vintage plate!)…’Acoustic space’ followed by a Bricasti! Its just all over the place…and honestly is that really relevant for dance music producers?

    Here is my list:
    2cAudio Aether
    Valhalla Vintage Verb
    Valhalla Shimmer
    Relab 480
    Eventide Black Hole pedal
    Strymon Big Sky pedal
    Eventide H3000 Rack unit
    Roland Space Echo vintage delay

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  • Strymon Bluesky should’ve been in there

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