Eventide Modfactor
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Eventide Modfactor

Modfactor, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Eventide in the Factor series.

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iamqman02/14/2012

iamqman's review"Mod this"

Eventide Modfactor
Eventide is known for their great sounding rack units for the studio and now are getting even more popular with the masses because of their great sounding and user friendly foot pedals. They have really done a great job building these pedals for the masses because it has brought a whole new customer base in the Eventide world without having to rack unit/ studio crowd involved. This is one of those pedals that really can do it all for the modulation and effects in one convenient box.

UTILIZATION

Eventide ModFactor Features:

Studio-quality Eventide sound in a stompbox
10 time-tested modulation effects in mono or stereo
MIDI sync, tap tempo, and an input for an expression pedal
True bypass
Guitar or line level inputs
USB
Phaser
Flanger
Chorus, PolyMod
TremoloPan
Undulator
Vibrato
Q-Wah
ModFilter
RingMod

SOUND QUALITY

This is a very light and weightless pedals that will give the user a plethora of possible tones in a larger box but smaller than 6 pedals hooked together on your pedal board. This pedal can do the modulation and all of the main stay effects that a guitarist would use for a gig or even in the studio. This is a such a cool pedal that have a great tone and an authentic sound for recreating some of the best modulations sounds in existence. This is such a remarkable pedal that it just screams to be played. It has so many tones inside that it would take you days to learn and figure out all that it can do. That to me is a little turn off because I am more of an MXR plug and play one to two controls knobs tops.

OVERALL OPINION

You can pick this pedal up for right are around $400 which is a great price for what this unit can do. It will take you a lot more of time and switching pedals in and out to get all that you can from this one unit. I would suggest going with this pedal if you need an all in one effects pedal but if you want to take it a step even further than I would suggest the Eventide space pedal even more.
Hatsubai06/01/2011

Hatsubai's review"Great modulation effects"

Eventide Modfactor
Eventide has recently set out to make some of the best stomp box pedals out there in the guitar world, and this is part of the series of four pedals they created. The pedal features various different choruses, tremolos, flangers, filters, vibratos, ringmods and more. It's fully MIDI, updatable by USB 2.0, true bypass, can work in guitar or line level applications and can work in either mono or stereo.

UTILIZATION

Eventide did an awesome job in making this pedal. First of all, it's extremely sturdy and built like a tank. You could hurl this thing off the top floor of a building, and it should still work. The switches are extremely high quality, and it's true bypass so there will be no direct harm to your tone. The menus themselves are a lot easier to use than the rack stuff, I've found. There are tons and tons of features in here, so it's hard to exactly explain every little detail, so it's best to read the manual. The Eventide manuals are fairly long and a bit boring, but if you take the time to sit down with them, you'll know the thing in and out. The best thing is that this pedal is fully MIDI. You can have tons of presets set up and switch them all with a MIDI board. That means no fumbling around on the ground all the time every time you want to switch to different presets that are a few banks away.

SOUND QUALITY

This pedal sounds absolutely amazing. The modulation effects in this are easily on par with some of the rack gear that Eventide released. It has that special "Eventide" sound that no other manufacturer seems to be able to recreate. The chorus can go from super subtle to extremely lush, the tremolo has a good chop, the ringmod is awesome and they even have a decent phaser sound - something even the Axe-Fx can't say.

OVERALL OPINION

If you're looking for a good modulation device out there, take a look at the Eventide Modfactor. The thing definitely has that famous Eventide tone that has been made so famous throughout the years, and I find it's easier to use than a lot of their rack gear. The biggest negative would probably be the price.
Audiofanzine FR12/02/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Eventide Modfactor
(Originally written by Jack.bass/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I was looking for a comprehensive modulation pedal and I thought Eventide would be the best of the best.

10 modulation effects covering all my needs.

UTILIZATION

This is the most complex effect pedal I have ever owned.

10 adjustable parameters per effect. Enough to become crazy with a simple chorus effect.

SOUND QUALITY

Eventide's reputation motivated my purchase. And I was disappointed because the effect quality is not so good as I had expected for home studio and pedalboard applications.

OVERALL OPINION

I dislike the Modfactor as much as I like the Timefactor, which is a super delay effect.
Reiep10/31/2012

Reiep's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Swiss Army Knife"

Eventide Modfactor
I will not go into the technical details, you can find them in the language of Lady Gaga on the Eventide site: https://www.eventide.com/AudioDivision/Products/StompBoxes/ModFactor.aspx
Throughout the pedal seems solid, it seems to me against my Timefactor is a little more polished, especially at the encoder.
I particularly like the ability to choose the level of inputs / outputs of the pedal.

UTILIZATION

It is always the tricky part with a multi-effects. Throughout the ModFactor does not come out wrong, each button has its own function. There are a plethora of effects is a certain learning curve is necessary.
The main drawback is its own status multieffect: part effects is used more pre-amp, the other feels better in a loop. It is therefore necessary to sort and find a compromise. In my case it is in the loop, so exit the Wah.
Apart from that, being accustomed to the mode of operation of Eventide pedals, I felt "at home". Special mention Catchup handy, as well as control via MIDI.

SOUND QUALITY

This is the point where the ModFactor a little fishing. All sounds good, but I do not have any "wow" having fun with. It lacks that little something that makes it a must, as if everything was too perfect.
I mainly use these effects:
- Chorus: nice, but a little too neutral and discreet, I find definitely better than a distortion of the clear
- Flanger: unlike the chorus, flanger is well here and this allows good delusions
- Rotary: my favorite, but unfortunately without stereo is a little pert qualities effect
- Filter: good, but nothing exceptional
- Wah: sufficient for the extra I would have liked a autoengage as the Axe FX for expression pedals (bypass effect after a few milliseconds in a particular position, auto activation when the pedal moves )
I did that too little use other effects to give a true opinion. But all in all, except perhaps the rotary, no "killer effect".

OVERALL OPINION

I have a love-hate relationship with the ModFactor. In absolute terms this is a good pedal, but clearly below what could be the Eventide Timefactor. The competition will be very tough with the next Mobius from Strymon.
I would have liked more but fewer adverse personality.
jazzmaster09/15/2009

jazzmaster's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Eventide Modfactor
Numriques modulations.



UTILIZATION

I've had a year ago normment to Settings, and the possibilities of textures, speeds, advantages, ... of intensity are endless!
Paramtres management and the switch is trs effects, no background noise when we use the knobs.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are good overall trs even if it's hard to abandon their analog pedals, you really spend time not because mals settings do not match based on the fact that we choose .
The chorus, phaser and rotary are excellent my taste.
The flanger, phaser and tremolo MRIT a CONTRL volume to grate the ridges or loss of dynamic linked the use of tremolo. An update is expected rgler easily.




OVERALL OPINION

I think it is not yet developed, j'espre that MJ will arrive quickly to the rgler qqs concerns features that hamper the use of the pedals, it was sometimes feel like a gold mine under the feet but a plastic beach shovel to dig!
zereds05/18/2009

zereds's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Eventide Modfactor
Nothing is perfect but it's super full.
I regret only the fact of not being able to switch both banks and "tapper" tempo.

UTILIZATION

So actually it's more complicated than just overdrive rgler but nothing trs trs complicated if you like hack and "search" your sound. Now if you want an effect plug and play, go your way. It is a boiboite "crative".

SOUND QUALITY

Amazing. Incredible effects that I had never heard elsewhere. The sound palette is standard.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had three months. I took the time to tame it before giving my opinion.
If you want to sculpt your sound, go for it head down, because this toy is amazing. If you want effects plug and play "standards" that sound "as", go your way and go home pltot TB TC electronic.
The possibilities are really wide but we must invest in the product.
I still do not understand why some feel that a sound "evil." It's really rducteur. For me, this product has no direct competitor.
Jackbass612/02/2008

Jackbass6's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Eventide Modfactor
I was looking for a complete pedal modulation, and I really did choose the best of the best with Eventide.
10 modulation effects, covering a priori all my needs.

UTILIZATION

Here is the pedal more complicated than I had the opportunity to own.
10 parameters to manage for each effect. There's something to go crazy on a simple chorus effect.

SOUND QUALITY

That was my reason for purchase, the reputation of eventide. Well no, the quality is not the effects, both live in home studio or in a pedal board.

OVERALL OPINION

Both the TimeFactor is a great delay, as the modfactor is disappointing.
grozeil08/27/2008

grozeil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Eventide Modfactor
So this is a digital pedal, pretty cool format (roughly 19 by 12 cm)
Comprehensive connectivity, stereo inputs and outputs formatted jack, a USB jack, a jack for an expression pedal, one for a switch. MIDI in and out. Missing is a headphone jack in order to tweak its sounds shit alone without anyone. But what do I see? An outlet to power the bagpipe. And then everything falls apart: The unit has an external power supply 9 V 1200 mA. In other words, you can not use the kind of standard power pedals. Very very big black mark! If you like me TimeFactor more, you lugging two dedicated power supplies for these pedals. Not good.
Otherwise, the construction seems solid, the knobs are nice and (very) sensitive. I'm still not gaffe cum latte in one shot, I know if it would resist as well as a Boss.
A priori, to date, no publisher via computer, which is a pity.
Ah yes, two small switches to adapt the level of input and output (line or guitar). Despite what I put signal as input, this pedal does not move and do not clipped. The integrity of the signal also seems well respected. Well done!
A series of buttons on the front allow you to adjust the sound. Three switches provide in the manner in which one is (bank or play) to select a preset (by incrementing a not necessarily very practical) or modify on the fly on the current preset (slowing or stopping of modulation, tap tempo)

UTILIZATION

- The general configuration is it simple?
- Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Answers: no, no, no!

The manual is clearly foutage of mouth. Everyone is not a pro of music and technology, and the manual is really too light (and English and more ...). In fact, the setting is not "easy". You have to spend time: I spent a few hours and I have not found my sound. It is true that I do not like me to take the lead and there, I still hesitate to keep this box in my set of effects.

SOUND QUALITY

While the sound quality ... I am very mixed and not at all entitled to give my opinion on all the effects available ... Overall, the sounds are quite "brilliant" and digital, but very good. I tend to say that fans of analog sound must pass their way, but at the same time, by dint of long and Fastida hack, you come to find happiness.
Among the effects that this machine offers, I have not explored those I do not normally flangers ie, the ring modulator and vibrato, while the latter two seem to well do.
For the rest, I finally found a chorus sound suits me. For the phaser, I could not find the creamy texture that I like, but I'm going to seriously revisit soon. The tremolos are compelling, the filters also, we come easily to have funky sounds. The wah is a priori anecdotal. The "undulator" (lol), the paper is excellent, but ultimately useless (and yet, I love delirious soundscape). The icing on the cake is the rotary that I found very very good.
For all these sounds, variations are available (3 types of chorus are arranged two kinds of Rotary ...), thing clearly does not necessarily explain the manual ... Grrrr ...
Well, in the end, my opinion is mixed. At first, I note that the range of adjustments of knobs is wide enough, to leave in extreme stuff. Corollary of all this: you have to be measured and not have a heavy hand when setting the sound, on pain of being quickly disappointed by this machine.
Each effect has two LFO. The first is adjustable with the top row of faders, while the second row to modulate the modulation. In my opinion Eventide missed something. If we can make very complex sounds, I think they missed the boat on this, because you can adjust the modulation with the modulation of the first LFO. For example, one module by another tremolo tremolo. Interesting, but I think it would have been much more appropriate and useful to have a type of modulation aute second level (including filters).
on the other hand, something absolutely huge (and this is a selling flagship Eventide, I feel) is the ability to assign very very easy one, several or all of the potentiometers an expression pedal, which opens doors boggles the mind, without necessarily going through a MIDI pedal! And all this with a Line6 or Boss vulgar! Little advice to those who try this pedal in the store, asks for expression pedal, as it is with this kind of gadget that takes the measure of the possibilities of the machine.
The MIDI implementation seems well done, although I did not look really am. Other features that I have not mentioned are very useful, as the "catchup", the choice of bypass (true bypass or bypass mail), etc, etc ... I refer to the manual to discover all that. How does the manual it is rotten?? ;-)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it intermittently for two months. Occasionally, it takes me, I make sounds and then after a while, I'm drunk and I get out my old pedals ... I find difficulty with the type of sounds I have with my pedal modulation fetishes while I am firmly convinced that this Modfactor can make a par or even better ... (It is this inner conviction which I have not sold elsewhere)
An interesting point is that the forum Eventide provides quick answers from the staff of Eventide for questions, bugs, etc ... This box seems to be quite attentive to his clients, updates are easy to install are available regularly, sometimes taking into account the repeated requests of users.
In the end, I do not know yet if I would do this choice. Lately, I use it more to try to draw the very substance, time will tell if I keep it or if I separate. I find qu'Eventide partially completed its mission: it is possible to do a bunch of stuff with this unit but it is still too complex for a lot of musicians that are intuitive and can look forward to eternal when it comes to tweak their pedals effects.
An overall score slightly above average, then, that may eventually be enhanced in a while, when I more control over the beast.