Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

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antic604
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3634 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:49 am

I read and saw a lot of praise about it here & on YT respectively. Is it worth that price? It looks kinda dated...

https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/ ... 00-factory
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Calenberger
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Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:59 am

Eventide eats Soundtoys for breakfast.
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antic604
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Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:08 pm

Calenberger wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:59 am
Eventide eats Soundtoys for breakfast.
I'm bad with food analogies. Is it good? :hihi:
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V0RT3X
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8120 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Alesia

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:26 pm

He means its better than soundtoys.

That analogy generally means its an super easy task for the person or (thing) eating the other thing for breakfast.

I do know that the plugin is much different sounding than the actual hardware, and owners over at gearslutz talk about how its good but lacks many features from the hardware.

As a previous soundtoys 5 owner, I think the quality is definitely on par, but the flexibility of the modular routing on the h3000 plugin makes it worth having as well.

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Gamma-UT
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5261 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:31 pm

Your best bet is to demo the presets and see if you like them. They are things that generally work best on guitars and voices, though the programming gives you a pretty wide range of options. In general, it used to be the only way you'd get that kind of modular effect and it's good for doing fiddly things like a pitch shift + Haas delay for expanding and moving things around a stereo field or for modulating delays. But now things like The Grid exist in Bitwig, so the programmability is nowhere near such a big deal.

jens
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19807 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:19 pm

Calenberger wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:59 am
Eventide eats Soundtoys for breakfast.
Lol, that makes zero sense.

JerGoertz
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2639 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:39 pm

I consider H3000 to be something of a secret weapon.

So, you definitely shouldn't get it. ;)
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chk071
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22772 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:42 pm

I'd love to get it. But, I just can't justify the expense at the moment. :(

deastman
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7342 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:08 pm

I’ve demoed it, watched a ton of videos, and really wanted to like it. But it always left me lukewarm and feeling like it didn’t offer anything I couldn’t already do, at least that I would actually want to do. Some of the more wacky modulation effects just aren’t useful to me. Also the interface feels very small and outdated.
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plexuss
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3603 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:35 pm

I wanted it for awhile. I finally got it 2nd hand for a good price. I can't remember exactly but I think around $60US. I like it. I don't like the small UI on my monitor because it makes it hard to use. if the UI could be bigger that's my only gripe. It has such a nice sound across the range of its functionality. That's the whole point of those H hardware units - not just the sound but to have quick access to wide range of usable effects settings... in the form of a plugin. There are some effects that I can recognize from commercial recordings. I think it comes down to how you use effects and how your "ears" work. if you don't use effects then the whole concept is lost on you. and maybe you love or hate the over-all sound of it. as always, try the demo. :phones:

Skyfall72
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61 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:44 pm

YES...get it it's amazing for vocal and guitar fx. No other plugins can recreate the sound.
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Elektronisch
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3859 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:27 pm

Is it for using or just to have in your virtual collection?

because if for using there is a demo, if for collection, no its not.

jochicago
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792 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:38 pm

jens wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Calenberger wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:59 am
Eventide eats Soundtoys for breakfast.
Lol, that makes zero sense.
Correct. Eventide is skipping breakfast these days because it's on an intermittent diet, so it actually eats Soundtoys for snacks in the mid afternoon.

Funny enough, yesterday I was rationalizing to myself how due to owning a number of other Eventide plugins I don't really need the H3000, and I decided to put the money towards a hardware investment I'm planning to make soon. So I'll see my way out before someone makes a strong case for the plugin's endless versatility and 450 inspiring presets.

jens
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19807 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:46 am

I hope for an MK 2 that includes Dave Derr's contribution to the original too and not just those of those guys who are now Soundtoys (Ken Bogdanovic and Bob Belcher). And if and when it arrives I bet there'll be a generous intro offer...

revvy
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57 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Re: Eventide H3000 Factory @ $79 - worth it?

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 pm

I own Blackhole which is great, never liked the SW version of the H3000.

Soundtoys rock too. 2 great companies IMO.

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