H8000FW 8-channel Effects Processor

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Eventide's Most Powerful Effects Processor Ever

Featuring 1,800 post-production and music effects preset-algorithms, never before has Eventide unleashed so much power for your creative endeavors.

The H8000FW offers four channels of pristine analog I/O combined with eight channels of AES/EBU, ADAT, and S/PDIF I/O. New FireWire I/O now allows direct connection to your Mac or PC so you can directly patch 24-bit audio to and from the eight inputs and outputs.

The analog inputs feature either guitar-friendly ¼" hi impedance input jacks or XLRs. The H8000FW also offers remotely switchable true bypass.


Digital Effects Workstation - Create your own algorithms

With the H8000FW you will run out of ideas before you run out of DSP power. With our catalog of over 230 effects modules, you can create effects never before thought of either from the front panel or using the supplied development tools for PC or OS X. Whether creating your own unique signature effect or dialing up one of our studio standard effects from the plethora of preset-algorithms, you will never run out of creative possibilities.

Post-Production And Broadcast Essentials - The complex made simple

The H8000FW is chock full of our best post-production effects, including: CB Radio, Cellular Phone, Long Distance, Random Dialer, Off Hook!, Real Dialer, Megaphone, Shortwave Radio, Traffic Report, Radio, Intercom, Public Address, Fries With That?, Office Intercom, Sound Truck, Talking Dashboard, Clock Radio, Bullhorn, Airplane Background, Jet Flybys, TankAttack, Mortar Shells, Stormwatch, TV in Next Room, Boom Box, to name a bunch.

Also included are templates for eight precision delays for multichannel video post applications, and tools specifically designed to facilitate 5.1 frame rate conversion and its associated problem of pitch correction, along with a dedicated channel for time code delay.

Control Freak?

The H8000FW offers everything you need to control its parameters and functions from a remote. If you are on stage, the H8000FW offers full MIDI control or analog control. ¼" inch TRS jacks accept up to two external foot pedals, up to six external foot switches, or a combination.

5.1 Reverb And Effects Extraordinaire

The H8000FW is packed with 5.1 halls, chambers, rooms, booths, ambient spaces, and plates, as well as a full tool kit of multichannel effects. Included are eight individually adjustable sets of straight delays, modulated delays, ribbon delays, reverse delays, panning delays, diatonic shifters, flangers, EQs, phasers, tremolos, and filters.

And Now Midi Virtual Racks - Stacked effects with instant program change

The H8000FW offers twenty MIDI Virtual Rack preset-algorithms, featuring up to five full-blown effect processors ganged together. Each preset offers ten different tweaks which can be programmed, stored, and controlled in real time through MIDI. Up to forty-five different parameters can be controlled with one MIDI control message. Individually optimized for guitar, vocals, or percussion and designed with performance in mind. Single effects blocks are also offered as separated presets so that effect chains can be assembled using VSIG.

Oodles Of Sample/Delay Memory

The H8000FW offers 174 seconds of mono or 87 seconds of stereo, leaving you plenty of time for looping and flying in choruses. It can be used in conjunction with the arsenal of effects. The H8000FW offers fast, precise triggering.

The Long And The Short Of It - 8 channels of time compression/expansion

Eventide's Timesqueeze® algorithm has been proven in the demanding arena of broadcast production. If you need to time compress or expand your 5.1 audio for an HD broadcast, our new phase-locked 8 channel Timesqueeze is fast, simple, and sounds great.


The H8000FW incorporates Eventide's most advanced pitch shifter optimized for the human voice. The UltraShifter's real-time adaptive resynthesis allows for unmatched modification of vocal timbre. So, if you are changing gender or going for something completely bizarre, we've got you covered.


Digital Interface

Sample Rates                                                 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz via                                                                                      FireWire, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT, or word                                                                            clock

DIGITAL Inputs/Outputs                              AES DB-25: 8 channels of AES 24-bit at                                                                                44.1kHz - 96kHz

                                                                    AES XLR: 4 channels of AES at 44.1kHz -                                                                              96kHz with sample rate conversion and relay                                                                        bypass at power down

                                                                    Lightpipe (Toslink): 8 channels of ADAT (4                                                                              channels at 96kHz with S/MUX) or 2 channels                                                                        of S/PDIF at 44.1kHz/48kHz

                                                                    FireWire: 8 channels of 24-bit at 44.1kHz -                                                                              96kHz

                                                                    FireWire thru for daisy-chain connection to                                                                            other FireWire devices

Analog I/O

Analog Inputs

Inputs                                                             4 XLR INPUTS

                                                                      2 High Impedance ¼" INPUTS

Impedance                                                     20 K Ohm (bridging)

Full Scale Input Level                                   26 dBu

Dynamc Range                                              >110dB

Signal to Noise Ratio                                     >110dB, A-weighted

Crosstalk                                                        <-110dB @ 20Hz to 20kHz, -1dBFS

Frequency Response/Sample Rate             +0/-0.1dB @ sample rate:

44.1kHz: 20Hz - 20kHz
48kHz: 20Hz - 22kHz
88.2kHz: 20Hz - 41kHz
96kHz: 20Hz - 44kHz
+0/-3.0dB @ sample rate:
44.1kHz: 5Hz - 21kHz
48kHz: 5Hz - 23kHz
88.2kHz: 5Hz - 42kHz
96kHz: 5Hz - 45kHz

Analog Outputs

Outputs                                                           4 XLR OUTPUTS

Impedance                                                     <50 Ohm bridging

Dynamic Range                                             >110dB

Signal to Noise Ratio                                     >110dB, A-weighted

THD+N                                                           <0.002% @ 1kHz, 3dBFS

Crosstalk                                                        <-110dB @ 20Hz to 20kHz, -1dBFS

Frequency Response Sample Rate

using "Thru" Preset                                      +0/-0.1dB @ sample rate:

44.1kHz: 20Hz - 20kHz        

48kHz: 20Hz - 22kHz

88.2kHz: 20Hz - 41kHz

96kHz: 20Hz - 44kHz

+0/-3.0dB @ sample rate:

44.1kHz: 5Hz - 21kHz

48kHz: 5Hz - 23kHz

88.2kHz: 5Hz - 42kHz

96kHz: 5Hz - 45kHz

Other Connections

Remote Control Inputs                                 Up to two foot pedals, or four 5V control                                                                                 inputs,or six foot switches, or combination

Remote Control Outputs                              2 isolated relay closures, rated at 30Vdc 1A

MIDI Connections                                         5 pin DIN output and thru

                                                                      7 pin DIN input with output capability

PCMCIA Interface                                         68 pin PCMCIA 2.0/JEIDA 4.0) Supports type                                                                        1 SRAM cards up to 4MB for data storage                                                                               Compact Flash supported with CF to                                                                                       PCMCIA adaptor (supplied)

Preset Capability

(at 48kHz sampling)

Pitch Shifting                                              Up to 16 Channels

Compressor/Limiter                                    Up to 16 Channels

Equalization                                                Up to 256 bands parametric single input, 32                                                                            bands at 8 channels

Sampling with time compression                Up to 174 seconds mono @ 48kHz

Digital Delay                                                Up to 87 seconds mono in addition to sampler


Power                                                             90 watts

100V-130V, AC

220V-240V, AC

50/60 Hz

Size                                                                 Inches: 3.5h x 19.0w x 12.5d

                                                                        CM: 8.9h x 48.3w x 31.7d

Weight                                                            12 pounds (5.5kg) net

                                                                        17 pounds (8.0kg) shipping weight