Eventide today announced the release of V4.0 software for its Eclipse Harmonizer® processor, further demonstrating its commitment to the installed base of Eclipse owners and production icons. The Eclipse is attracting attention from musicians and engineers alike and the new software significantly accelerates program load time and incorporates the entire catalog of TimeFactor and ModFactor effects. Expanding the number of effects to 113 and the number of presets to 511, v4.0 software 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.
Widely used by professional touring musicians, front of house engineers and top recording studios alike, the Eclipse Harmonizer comprises 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 processor 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 effects. 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 which appear in the stompboxes accessible with S/PDIF, AES or ADAT digital I/O.”
The new software will be released to public beta in April and will be released to production in May 2009. Eclipse V4.0 software is a free download for Eclipse owners who have registered their product at Eventide.com.