Eventide TimeFactor
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Eventide TimeFactor

TimeFactor, Delay/Echo/Phrase Sampler for Guitar from Eventide in the Factor series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 22 reviews )
 16 reviews73 %
 4 reviews18 %
 2 reviews9 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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SonicPulverizer10/09/2012

SonicPulverizer's review"Well priced super delay"

Eventide TimeFactor
The Eventide brand has always made world class effects with inspiring amounts of flexibility in terms of crafting unique sounds. Until the Factor series stompboxes were released, it was hardly attainable as the larger, more powerful rack units offered were thousands of dollars. The TimeFactor is my first experience with the line, and so far I'm significantly impressed with what is offered. The unit features 10 individual time based effects (Digital, Vintage, Tape, Mod, Ducked, Band, Filter Pong, Multitap, Reverse, Looper), 100 factory presets, as well as midi capability. The front panel of the unit sports an impressive number of rotary controls for effects parameters as well as selecting effects to use. Touching on the looks of the pedal, the TimeFactor is very sleek and modern. An expensive looking pedal bound to add flash to your pedalboard.




UTILIZATION

The amount of real time control available through midi support and expression pedal compatibility, coupled with the stereo options in the I/O make this pedal a dream for gigging musicians. The sound quality may be not quite at the level of other boutique manufacturers such as Strymon and JHS, but the amount of presets and the room to create large volumes of instantly recallable patches makes up with quite a competitive edge.


SOUND QUALITY

The sounds of the TimeFactor are great. The loop feature is very well laid out with the footswitches, allowing you to create nice ambient moments inside a set. A lot of the presets are perfectly useable and make for light work dialing in a sound that fits for a particular part.

OVERALL OPINION

The Eventide TimeFactor is an excellent delay for gigging musicians especially. If you need midi control and enough storage room to fit patches for recall, you will be served well with this pedal. The direct competition to the TimeFactor is the Strymon Timeline. The TimeFactor can be had commonly for around $299 on the used market, while the Strymon is a rare catch altogether in the used market.
wwhhhaatt07/13/2011

wwhhhaatt's review"A raqck of delay on the floor"

Eventide TimeFactor
The eventide Timefactor is a stomp box that has the capabilities of a much larger rack unit. It has 9 different delay models and a modestly featured looper.
Standard 1/4" stereo inputs and outputs, jacks for an expression pedal and external footswitch, and DC power jack. There are also switches to set the input and output levels to match the signal with an effects loop or guitar.

It can store 50 banks with two presets each giving you 100 user writable spots. Each preset can have two different delay times synced to a tap tempo in BPM or milliseconds with many subdivisions. There are filters available to tailor the delay sound and the list of features goes on and on.

UTILIZATION

With all the options available it is surprisingly simple to set up and get going. The pedal can easily function like a standard delay stomp box without getting into all of the other options. The manual is written very well and easily clears up any confusion about the features. In addition to the manual there is a very good support forum on eventide's website.

SOUND QUALITY

I use the timefactor in a guitar setup running through my amp's effects loop but I can definitely see this being useful as a piece of outboard gear for a live PA rig or in the studio. Being able to choose between a true bypass or relay bypass is great for people worried about their tone being altered. I keep mine set on relay bypass and I don't notice any ill effect on my sound. The ad/da conversion is very well done. All of the delays are very clear unless you want them to be murky and even the biggest mix levels never seem to muddy everything. Can't really ask for more.

My favorite sounds are the tape and band delays. The tape has a saturation control that allows you to determine how gritty the echo is. Add that to the filer section and you can get a great amount of different sounds that are perfect for adding a warm echo. The band delay has basically allowed me to remove my modulation pedals from my board. I pretty much never use modulation on distorted sounds and always use delay on clean sounds so having it in one stomp is great.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a beast of a delay pedal that may be overkill for some people. The amount of options can be overwhelming but you don't have to use them all. The standard delays alone are better than any other digital pedal I have ever owned. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a feature full delay or anyone who is concerned with sound quality above all else. The only issue I have ever had is with the power adapter. It is not as tight as others and can be bumped out causing a power outage. It reboots quickly and surprisingly my signal has stayed intact the few times this has happened. I have read others complaining to eventide about this so let's hope for a future fix,
rafi-m04/18/2013

rafi-m's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Eventide TimeFactor
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OVERALL OPINION

<p>It sounds terrible, it is well designed, practical requirement to use an additional footswitch, but it is very fragile. I brought it in for repair because it took my sound for 1/2 second when I activais / désactivais, the store eventually pass me a new, service too long ... Changed 2 times because of power supply cable cuts alone to wear, footswitches unreliable because they do not work every time (very annoying for tap tempo), selector guitar / line broke while I was there never touch ... In short, the components used on the air cheap.
Otherwise, it sounds terrible anyway! Rafi M is a moron and too stupid to know what good sound is. </p><p>&nbsp;</p>
Reiep09/05/2012

Reiep's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Plant delay"

Eventide TimeFactor
I will not go into the technical details. My Timefactor is the latest firmware version, 3.5 when I write these lines.
Overall the pedal is very well built, the chassis is solid, trusted and switches will anyway not often used because I bought among other MIDI capabilities.
Only regret: everything goes through the DSP, not as in Strymon which offers "analog dry".

UTILIZATION

This is not a pedal that control in a few minutes, there is clearly a time (: D) before using it correctly, the fault of many options that need to know. It is not difficult for many, you just take your time, which is a bit frustrating when unpacking. Once assimilated operation, it works alone.
A tip: remember to enable the catchup, handy for editing presets.
The only problem: changing banks and presets. By default only the right switch to increment the banks, but none for the decrement. Skip the bank 4 bank 3 is a horror. However, it is possible to reduce the number of banks in the setup menu. I have also enjoyed a preset + / - via CC.

SOUND QUALITY

This is the highlight of the Timefactor.
I mostly use DuckedDelay and TapeEcho. The first for the lead, although it was set a delay that does not eat her dry. The second for clean sounds, there has clearly been an increase since the last firmware.
I also created a chorus more than satisfactory with VintageDelay, and with the extra reverb MultiTapDelay. Briefly, a mini multi-effect for the price of a delay.
Overall I am very satisfied with the sound quality of the pedal, I use mainly digital delays and this is the area of ​​Eventide battery and it is excellent. Those who prefer such delays will be directed more towards Tape Strymon El Capistan is the bluffing.
Other modes that interest me little, the looper is unfortunately too limited.
I mostly used in a parallel loop with the active dry kill, I play a few days ago in series and it works well too. Relay bypass mode can not be distinguished difference, but anyway my effects loop is switchable ... Other modes are possible depending on the use.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall I am delighted with this pedal. Increased frustration from the beginning we arrive at simple delays or completely extravagant, but always pleasant. This is an expensive pedal but with many advantages.
As more modern oriented delays the Eventide seems to me to be a better choice, fans of vintage sounds will turn to Strymon Timeline and.