The Eventide Eclipse delivers power, performance & signature effects in a single rack space unit! The v4.0 software significantly accelerates program load time and incorporates the entire catalog of TimeFactor and ModFactor effects. Expanding the number of effects to 113 and the number of presets to 511, v4.0 software adds the ability to run full Eventide stompbox algorithms and other select Eclipse effects simultaneously. As an example, users now have the ability to run stereo delays feeding an ambience effect while the stompbox parameters will be mapped to the four hot keys on the Eclipse.
The V4 operating system software expands the number of effects from 90 to 113, and expands the number of factory presets from 390 to over 500.
Included are all effects and presets from Eventide's TimeFactor and ModFactor stompboxes as well as the new DynamicDistortion2 algorithm.
V4 is designed to provide users four levels of gain and distortion, enabling users to plug a guitar directly into Eclipse and record directly from its outputs.
DynamicDistortion 2 also features EQ with variable Q for tone shaping, and feedback without the necessity of excessive volume. Also, the operating system has been optimized, resulting in faster program changes and a 50% reduction in MIDI latency.
Eventide Eclipse Features
Dual Effects Block Architecture
- Dual Effects Block Architecture
- Almost 100 algorithms
- 24-Bit digital conversion
- 96 kHZ sampling capabilities
- Fast, seamless pitch shifting
- Micro pitch shifting
- Eleven reverberation algorithms
- Four plex algorithms
- Band delay
- Chorus delay
- Comb delay
- Ducked delay
- Ring delay
- Pan delay
- 20 seconds of memory per effects block
- Precision compression (Dual, mono or stereo)
- Graphic EQ (Dual 8-band)
- Parametric EQ (Dual 4-band)
- Noise gating (Dual, mono or stereo)
- AES/EBU I/O
- S/PDIF I/O
- ADAT L ightpipe port
- Analog balanced XLR I/O
- Unbalanced 1/4 inch I/O
- Word clock in and out on BNC connectors
- Two pedal ports
- Full MIDI (IN/OUT/THRU)
- Serial port
Eclipse is the only effects processor in its class to feature 24-bit digital conversion and 96kHz sampling. We’ve packed almost 100 algorithms into Eclipse along with a two effects block design. The dual routing configurations let you use Eclipse as two independent effects processors; ideal for the smaller, budget-conscious studio. The two effects blocks’ inputs and outputs can be configured for stereo or mono. Or, select a preset that combines two algorithms or recursive combinations for big multi-effects without sacrificing quality.
Classic Eventide Effects
Eclipse is packed with effects Eventide is famous for. There’s quick, seamless pitch shifting including our innovative Micro pitch shift, which FOH engineers and vocalists have come to rely on for turning good vocal performances into great ones. Eclipse boasts no fewer than 11 reverberation algorithms plus four plex algorithms. Originally developed for Eventide’s industry-standard Orville and DSP 7000 series, these reverbs have been carefully and faithfully transplanted into Eclipse. And all reverbs are true stereo in and out, not mono in, stereo out. The vast array of delays lets you design lush, dense soundscapes. You’ll find band delays, chorus delays, comb delays, ducked delays, ring delays and pan delays. And with 20 seconds of memory per effects block, Eclipse is a looper’s delight. It’s easy to get lost in the 20-second mono loop, 10-second dual loops, 20-second reverse loop, and 10-second dual reverse loop. Remember, these looping presets running on one FX block leaves the other FX block available for adding texture or dimension.
I/O Ports for Maximum Versatility
The rear panel has a port to support all your needs, including AES/EBU, S/PDIF and ADAT Lightpipe for digital applications. Analog balanced XLR-type and unbalanced 1/4 inch inputs and outputs. The 1/4 inch jacks even accept a high impedance instrument signal. There’s Word Clock In and Out on BNC connectors and two pedal ports for performers. And of course, full MIDI (IN/OUT/THRU) including an external power jack for your cabling convenience. There’s even a serial port which makes it easy to update Eclipse’s software from the internet; no chip changing needed.
Easy Set-Up and Operation
The Eventide knob and keypad make setup and operation easy. If you’re familiar with our H3000 series Harmonizer units, you’ve already got the basics.
Hot Keys provide quick access to the eight most important parameters on every preset. In addition, you can customize the Hot Keys on any preset to create your own unique program.
Dedicated Tap Button
The tap button isn’t just for delays. It’s also the frequency rate of the LFO modulating your sample and hold filter, or the speed of your autopanner or tremolo. The Tap function can be set to average out from 2 to 12 taps.
Design Your Own Presets
You get a complete selection of presets, but eclipse makes it easy to design your own. Load one or two algorithms, pick a routing, assign the Hot Keys, and tweak.
Flash Card Slot
Your presets can be stored easily in the Eclipse or on an affordable compact flash card. Transferring presets from on Eclipse to another is simple with compact flash cards.
Unleash the Sonic Beast
Whether it’s live performance, front-of-house engineering, or quality studio processing, Eclipse gives you the tools you can depend on in one compact, professional package. After all, Eclipse is not just an effects box, it’s an Eventide.