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Eventide announced at the show that its popular H8000FW
will support FireWire integration with the new Intel powered Mac computers. This new Mactel driver will allow users to work seamlessly with Apple's newest computers, including the Mac Pro with quad-core architecture.
Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing told us, "The response to the H8000FW has been truly outstanding. We want to ensure that our customers can continue to work and create with the latest tools available. So, we have invested time and effort to release this upgrade as soon as possible and are very excited to see what our customers can accomplish with the power of the new Mactel computers and the ultimate Eventide effects processor, the H8000FW."
With direct access to their most powerful processor ever, via FireWire, and its nearly 1,800 programs, Eventide say that users can rely on the H8000FW to deliver the entire spectrum of Eventide effects without taxing any processing power from their CPU.
The H8000FW features Monolithic Tandem, which allows both processors to operate together, facilitating large complex algorithms, including 5.1 reverb and effects of up to eight channels of discreet processing up to 24-bit/96kHz. The H8000FW also includes 20 MIDI Virtual Rack preset-algorithms featuring up to five full-blown effects processors ganged together with real-time MIDI control each optimized for voice, guitar or percussion.
Pricing and Availability:
Available in October 2006, the Mactel driver will be included with all new units and available as a free download for registered H8000FW owners.