Eventide Ensemble Modulation Effects – Professional Review

  • By: Alex Scott
  • Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

In this review, we will look at the Eventide Ensemble Plugin Bundle, specifically, the modulation and special effects that are included in this bundle. Over the years, Eventide has made some really great audio hardware. Well, they’ve included a bunch of those wonderful effects in this bundle. They are great to spread things out in your stereo field. This tutorial created by Alex from Consordini Musical instruments.

Eventide plug-ins give you the ability to make your recordings evoke the sonic landscape of legendary albums and open the doors to the creation of new sounds never heard before. Our legacy plugins like the H910 Harmonizer and H3000 Factoryrecreate the iconic sounds used by top artists, engineers, and producers such as Steve Vai, Tony Visconti, Dave Pensado, Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa, Eddie Van Halen, and many more. Eventide Ensemble is also packed with new, award-winning effects such as Blackhole, Tverb, Physion (fka Fission) — unique tools not found anywhere else.

One of our go-to’s in the Eventide Ensemble Bundle is the H910. This is a modeling of a vintage unit that Eventide released` in the 70’s and 80 ‘s. It is a harmonizer that creates more width and depth. You can mix the sound to your liking and control the amount of what it’s doing. It also includes a great list of presets. Nine times out of ten, we just leave it on it’s starting settings and use it to widen sounds and make them richer and more interesting. Another plugin that we like is the H3000. This unit made heads turn during the 90’s grunge rock phase with bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Use it to double up on the vocals to create rich, wide sounds. The H3000 plugin comes with hundreds and hundreds (786 to be precise) of presets including artist and producer presets.

Similar to the H910 is the H949. This one includes delay and flanging options to create multi-effects. Use the Instant Phaser and Instant Flanger for quick and dirty mixing that still sounds great. Super simple to use. The Precision Time Delay looks deceptively simple. However, it is super powerful. It can help with phase correction lining up samples into the microseconds. That’s way more precise than what you can do in the DAW. Ultratap is a delay unit based on their H9 guitar pedal. We use this for tremolo effects, among other things. Octavox is a harmonizer that is simpler to use compared to the H3000.

See all the effects on a musical staff for easy visualization. Use it to create a harmony part from one vocal track. This is just the modulation effects available to you in the Eventide Ensemble Plugin Bundle. There is so much to go over, but we will do that in another video. With over 3500 presets, it makes the $30/month subscription an easier pill to swallow. We are confident you will use all of these plugins to bits. 

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