Eventide Space
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Eventide Space

Space, Reverb for Guitar from Eventide in the Factor series.

synfactory 07/18/2011

Eventide Space : synfactory's user review

« The Ad says "Space, Reverb and Beyond". Well...believe them!! »
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Studio quality Stompbox reverb.

12 Reverb algorithms taken from the Eventide flagship rackmount units H8000FW and Eclipse V4.

- Room
- Plate
- Spring
- Hall
- Reverse
- Shimmer
- ModEchoVerb
- DualVerb
- Blackhole
- MangledVerb
- TremoloVerb
- DynaVerb

100 Presets, including some crafted by Flood and Alan Moulder (The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, 30 Seconds to Mars, PJ Harvey and Them Crooked Vultures), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails), Richard Devine (sound designer, synthesist, performer, remixer), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Amedeo Pace (Blonde Redhead), Alex Somers and Jonsi Birgisson (Jonsi and Alex, Sigur Ros), Amadeo Pace (Blonde Redhead) and John Agnello (Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., and Kurt Vile
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.

A lot of features for a stompbox, isn’it?


UTILIZATION

A pedal that can satisfy even the most obsessed reverb junkie.
I’ve used mine in conjunction with a Time Factor delay, in front of an amp, in the Fx loop, and in the studio with an Apogee Duet 2 soundcard. Never had an issue, but stellar sound for days.

SOUND QUALITY

First of all let me say what kind of bands I like.
Tool, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Meshuggah, Massive Attack.
Ambient, trippy prog rock.
If you are in this kind of music, sell whatever you can to afford this pedal.
You will need nothing else.
I’am a real delay and reverb junkie, and all I can say is that only this box can satisfy my needs completely.
The “real” reverbs (Room, Plate, Spring and Hall) sounds lush and full.
I’ve used extensively in the studio too as an Fx processor, and I can easily say that it is on par with more expensive plugin and hardware based reverbs.
Use it on guitars, drums, synth, vocals and everything will come to life with just the turn of a few knobs.

After the standard reverbs the things starts to get more interesting.
Let me point out one thing.
There is a algorithm called ModEchoVerb.
So far my favourite (there is a preset called Echo Space of God that will suck you in for days, beware ☺ )
With that algorithm you have indipendent control over the reverb, the delay (up to 1500ms) and a Swept Reverb/Chorus/Flanger modulation.
It’s like having 3 indipendent effects at your feet! You can blend them in any combination.
Delay only, Chorus With Delay, Flanger with reverb etc.
Call this stompbox only a reverb pedal is really reductive!

Mangledverb, is a fuzzy like distortion that feeds a reverb (yes, this pedal have also a guitar preamp emulation), that is really reminiscent of Depeche Mode and NIN. Really dirty sounds!!

Add to that, other 6 algorithms, and you will understand that it is a really powerful pedal!!

It doesn't color your sound in any way!

OVERALL OPINION

The New Price can be quite high for a reverb pedal.
But, think of it as a “Reverb Only” pedal is a great mistake.
It can be also a chorus, a flanger and an indipendent delay.
Add to that the fact that is 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 (
), you will be in reverb heaven.
Just, be aware of the fact that it can induce addiction ☺