January 18, 2007

NAMM: Whoa....

by Chris Randall

Now we're talkin' my language. Eventide pedals. I don't even need to say more. I'll let their site do the hard work. $499 MSRP each.



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Jan.18.2007 @ 8:17 PM
I'll second your whoa.

Jan.18.2007 @ 9:03 PM
midi clock .. via usb?

Jan.18.2007 @ 10:05 PM
Chris Randall
Sure. I'll wager that the pedal shows up as a MIDI destination; there's almost certainly a USB->MIDI adaptor inside; there's just no external jacks. So you'd be able to send it clock just like any other USB MIDI device. This is kind of crafty, I think.

Must... have... now....!!!!!



Jan.18.2007 @ 11:23 PM
Yeah. I'm sold.

Jan.18.2007 @ 11:45 PM
It looks cool, but clock sync via USB sucks. It is a stompbox!!! You are going to have to bring along a laptop, and probably a USB hub (how many USB jacks does your laptop have built in?), in order to sync your delay to your keyboard?

So let me get this straight... they figure that someone using it in their home studio isn't going to have midi-out they can run to the thing, so they better provide a MIDI destination via USB? But that someone bringing it to a live gig *IS* going to have a laptop right handy to plug it in via USB?

Yeah, I want to sync a stompbox delay to my keyboard live... I will just connect it to my laptop, and then connect a midi adapter to the laptop, then run my midi adapter to the keyboard (and I am going to have to bring the USB hub too, because my mouse and MIDI out takes the two USB jacks that are built in to my laptop)... that is SO MUCH more convienient that just pluging a midi cable into the keyboard and into the delay! Shoot, at that point why not just run a plugin... I can think of at least one company that makes a pretty decent delay plugin. :)

I would buy one of these if it had a built in MIDI jack. But jeez, I just don't know who exactly they were going far with the USB midi thing? Are they imagining this is going to be used exclusively for studio recording (and a studio without a MIDI out?).


Jan.18.2007 @ 11:55 PM
Oh I get it - ModFactor and TimeFactor, as in Richard Factor. Cute.

USB or not, I'll bet they sound incredible.

(Line6 and Digidesign engineers weep softly in the distance)


Jan.19.2007 @ 12:38 AM
Wait, 2 boxes? Why not just make 1 do more stuff? I'd bet that they probably both run the same hardware except with different firmware. Oh well, when else am I going to get brand new Eventide gear for $499.


Jan.19.2007 @ 1:10 AM
Chris Randall
Hey, Rex. Calm down. It has tap tempo.



Jan.19.2007 @ 2:18 AM
The website does appear to be doing the hard work, cause it aint working right now, but I know I want one feven without seeing the website.

Jan.19.2007 @ 8:10 AM
it looks like it has a ms readout as well. you could always USE MATH

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