Eventide TimeFactor
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Eventide TimeFactor

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

synfactory 07/18/2011

Eventide TimeFactor : synfactory's user review

« Flexibility and awesome sounds. What else you want from a pedal? »
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Studio quality Delay Pedal.

9 Stereo or Mono Delay algorithms (+a Looper) taken from the Eventide flagship rackmount units H8000FW and Eclipse V4.

- Digital Delay
- Vintage Delay
- Tape Echo
- Mod Delay
- Ducked Delay
- Band Delay
- Filter Pong
- Multitap
- Reverse
- Looper

100 User Presets

Stereo in (Guitar, Line) Stereo Out (Amp, Line)

Included power supply (9 VDC, 1200 mA, Tip hot (+) )

MIDI control via USB or MIDI in, out/thru

Software upgradeable via USB 2.0

True hardware bypass.

Expression Pedal and External Aux Switch

Tap tempo and MIDI clock sync

Real-time control with 10 knobs, MIDI, or Expression Pedal

Pc and Mac Compatible Software Editor.


UTILIZATION

I’ve used mine in conjunction with a Eventide Space delay, in front of an amp, in the Fx loop, and in the studio with an Apogee Duet 2 soundcard. Can't be simple than this

Deep and powerful stombox, that sounds great, but can sound stellar if you read the very well written manual.



SOUND QUALITY

First of all let me say what kind of bands I like and play.
Tool, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Meshuggah, Massive Attack.
Ambient, trippy prog rock.
As also stated in my Eventide Space review, I’am a real delay and reverb junkie, and all I can say is that only this box can satisfy my needs completely.

It has the possibility to use it as a Twin Delay, with up to 3 seconds each.

Like my Space Reverb stombox, I’ve used it extensively in the studio too as an Fx processor, and It replaced my Soundtoys Echoboy plugin.
Use it on guitars, drums, synth, vocals and everything will come to life with just the turn of a few knobs.

The key feature is the Xknob.
Based on what Algorithm is selected, it is used to Simulate analog hiss (TapeEcho), select the number of bit resolution (VintageDelay), select the Modulation Wave Shape (ModDelay) and so on.
By now the 3 above plus the Multidelay are my favourite algorithms.

The Looper is fantastic. It can record up to 12 seconds at normal speed, and up to 48 seconds at ¼ of the speed (the signal get degradated at slower speeds.

The pedal didn’t colour in any way your sound, and it can goes from fat, overdriven delays tails, to Modern Hi-Fi repetition with just a few knobs turned.


OVERALL OPINION

The new dropped price is a bargain for what you get..

Usb Upgradable, 100 presets, and line in and outputs connections and you will understand that the price is not soo much after all.
It is however a really deep pedal, but if you read the manual, and watch the really helpful online tutorials (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHo9prBN1R4 ), you will have tonal options for years to come.