Eventide Eclipse Multi-Effects Processor
Eventide Eclipse Multi-Effects Processor
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The Power, The Performance, The Heritage Of Eventide Audio Effects In A Single Rack Space Unit
There's never been a compact effects box like Eclipse. From the amazing range and depth of its algorithms to its comprehensive array of analog and digital I/O ports, the Eclipse puts the legendary effects processing power of Eventide within your reach. Dual Effects Block Architecture
Eclipse is the only effects processor in its class to feature 24-bit digital conversion and 96kHz sampling. We've packed almost 100 algorithms into Eclipse along with a two effects block design. The dual routing configurations let you use Eclipse as two independent effects processors; ideal for the smaller, budget-conscious studio. The two effects blocks' inputs and outputs can be configured for stereo or mono. Or, select a preset that combines two algorithms or recursive combinations for big multi-effects without sacrificing quality. Classic Eventide Effects
We've packed Eclipse with effects Eventide is famous for. There's quick, seamless pitch shifting including our innovative Micro pitch shift, which FOH engineers and vocalists have come to rely on for turning good vocal performances into great ones. Eclipse boasts no fewer than 11 reverberation algorithms plus four plex algorithms. Originally developed for Eventide's industry-standard Orville™ and DSP 7000 series, these reverbs have been carefully and faithfully transplanted into Eclipse. And all reverbs are true stereo in and out, not mono in, stereo out. The vast array of delays lets you design lush, dense soundscapes. You'll find band delays, chorus delays, comb delays, ducked delays, ring delays and pan delays. And with 20 seconds of memory per effects block, Eclipse is a looper's delight. It's easy to get lost in the 20-second mono loop, 10-second dual loops, 20-second reverse loop, and 10-second dual reverse loop. Remember, these looping presets running on one FX block leaves the other FX block available for adding texture or dimension. Unleash the Sonic Beast
Whether it's live performance, front-of-house engineering, or quality studio processing, Eclipse gives you the tools you can depend on in one compact, professional package. After all, Eclipse is not just an effects box, it's an Eventide.
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Based on 3 Reviews and 15 Ratings
I bought one of these a number of years ago that was second user but had the screen replaced... otherwise like new. The interface, like a lot of rack effects tended to be a bit of a pain but once you get 'your' effects stored then it all becomes a very powerful device. These are not cheap even second user. At the time there was no editing software to my knowledge, so I simply worked with the buttons until I had it sounding great. There is adequate IO on this device and easily controlled once you get those presets as you need them.
Actually, this device made me buy the Eventide H9... but while the fully loaded H9 is a bargain AND has editing software it's harder to control once its sitting on the stage... so the Eventide Eclipse I found better re controllability - but the effects were very similar.
I also have a H7600 which cost substantially more but overall is a better product if more suited to the studio. The Eclipse I had was V4 software and I believe as I write the same version applies even now.
The unit is very well built and I have no hesitation in recommending this unit. The first track on my 'Gravity Waves' album (with the same name) used a guitar, an eventide Eclipse and an DI in to a desk - the resulting stereo sound was incredible.
Questionable quality control, not road-worthy. Dear rack users, PLEASE STOP RECOMMENDING THIS POS!
I remember purchasing an Eventide Eclipse back in May 2019 as a birthday gift to myself. I've heard of a lot of great things about the Eventide Eclipse from other rack users, such as the stereo effects sounding amazing, and the components being reliable enough to gig for years to come.
Well, BULLSHIT! The moment I received the item back then, I knew something was wrong. The right input was showing signs of defect by intentionally feeding feedback input even when I wasn't playing guitar! It came so serious to the point where the signals were peaking all over the place. Checked my connections, cables, other rack units, etc. and everything else was okay, except for the Eclipse. Contacted my local music store to get the RMA process rolling, and even they said that they couldn't pinpoint the exact issue! And the worst part is the fact that Eventide will charge me $350 JUST TO SHIP THE DAMN ITEM TO THEM SO THAT THEY CAN INSPECT IT! AND THEY'LL CHARGE ME EXTRA ON TOP OF THE $350 IF THEY HAVE TO FIX IT! WTF EVENTIDE?!
The only positive I can say about the Eventide Eclipse is that the reverb sounds and delays aren't half-bad. In fact, the modulate reverb does sound pretty nice. But, did it blow me away like the Strymon BigSky I'm using today? FUCK NO!
I even talked to the guys at Long and McQuade regarding the Eventide Eclipse. They clearly told me that even they receive bad Eclipse units from time to time so they are required to check everything closely and make sure that the rack unit is working in the first place before they ship it out to their customers! AND EVEN THEN THEY STILL RECEIVE CALLS REGARDING DEFECTIVE ECLIPSE UNITS!
Allow me to suggest alternatives to the Eclipse for those of you who are building rack guitar rigs: ALTERNATIVE 1: Boss SE-70's + Strymon TimeLine + Strymon BigSky - Rack gear snobs will tell you that Eventide beats these units out of the water. Don't give in to their bullshit - in fact, I actually prefer Strymon's reverb sound FAR AND BEYOND what the Eclipse can push out. Not only that, the TimeLine can do diffused multi-tap delays that not even rack units can achieve. The SE-70's will provide lush chorus sounds. All of these combined will cost WAY LESS than the Eventide Eclipse and will be INFINITELY MORE RELIABLE THAN THE ECLIPSE!
ALTERNATIVE 2: Boss MD-500 + Eventide TimeFactor + Strymon BigSky - MD-500 is by far the ONLY modern rack-in-a-box pedal that actually produces decent chorus tones, and for those of you who are looking for that classic Eventide delay tone, the TimeFactor will be a decent alternative. It may not do circular delays, but at least you'll have recourse options should any of your units fail, and save tons of money at the same time.
ALTERNATIVE 3: Line 6 Helix OR Fractal Axe-FX - If you must insist that you use rack gear for your rig, go with either the Helix or Fractal. Yes, you will have to make compromises to your guitar tone as the modulation and time-based effects that these units produce won't be as good as the Eclipse, but they will at least be far more reliable.
Final verdict? I'm giving the Eclipse a solid THUMBS DOWN. Spend your money elsewhere and avoid this POS like the plague.
Strymon TimeLine has interesting diffused delay algorithms that not even Eventide racks can keep up with. And reliability-wise, the TimeLine absolutely DEMOLISHES the Eclipse for lunch and dinner.
While the SE-70's delay/reverb algorithms are a bit outdated and cannot spillover, the chorus algorithms sound pretty damn amazing, and reliability wise, the SE-70 will be far more reliable than the Eclipse.
If you must insist on a rack effect unit, consider either this or Fractal. Again, reliability-wise the Helix demolishes the Eclipse. The effects may not sound as interesting, but at the very least you won't have to worry about the Helix breaking down on you as easily as the Eclipse.
If you must insist on rack effects only, consider either this or the Helix. Reliability-wise, the Fractal destroys the Eclipse, and you'll also have access to interesting, unique effect algorithms in Fractal. While the sound quality may not be "natural," at the very least you won't have to worry about Fractal breaking down on you as easily as the Eclipse.
I personally prefer Strymon BigSky's reverb sounds rather than Eventide's reverb. The new technology that Strymon uses to produce unique shimmer, cloud (mod reverb), plate and other reverb effects have caught up to racks.