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Eventide have announced the release of V4.0 software for its Eclipse Harmonizer
processor, further demonstrating its commitment to the thousands of Eclipse owners and the capabilities of the product. Most importantly, the new software adds the entire catalog of Eventide TimeFactor and ModFactor stompbox effects to over 500 presets. The V4.0 software release 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 new software also significantly accelerates program loading.
Widely used by professional touring musicians, live sound engineers, and top recording studios alike, the Eclipse Harmonizer comprises hundreds of Eventide's best effects in a compact dual-engine processor which is capable of running two stereo effects at one time, either in serial or parallel. Any parameter can be adjusted in real time using a standard MIDI foot controller or an expression pedal, making the Eclipse one of the most expressive effects processors available.
"This milestone software release makes the Eclipse even more enticing," noted Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. "We continue to add value and optimize the performance of this superb hardware processor with the addition of our best-selling TimeFactor and ModFactor algorithms. With this update, the Eclipse maintains its edge as the go-to rack processor for performance or studio. Now, in the studio, you can have the very same effects that appear in our stompboxes also accessible with S/PDIF, AES or ADAT digital I/O."
Pricing and Availability:
The new software will be released to public beta by the end of January and will be released to production in February 2009. Eclipse V4.0 software is a free download for Eclipse owners who have registered their product at Eventide.com.