The range of reverbs inside this single sexy box can seem as expansive as the cosmos itself—100 factory presets derived from 12 basic algorithms that can also be tailored to your needs. It runs the gamut from standard room and classic spring reverbs to the positively extraterrestrial.
Each of the Space’s sounds is born of 12 basic reverb algorithms—including Hall, Room, Plate, Spring, and Reverse—in addition to more esoteric algorithms like Mangledverb (which distorts and detunes reverb tails), Shimmer (which shifts pitches in reverb tails and lends a touch of harmonizing), and Blackhole (which lends an overtone-rich, more-spacious-than-space feel).
The footswitches also have variable functions. In the most basic setup, the Active (bypass) footswitch turns the effect on and off, and the HotSwitch and Tap footswitches scroll through algorithms or presets (as indicated by the down and up arrows next them).
One of the beautiful aspects of the Space’s performance is that even the most radical algorithms and presents can be scaled back to very subtle or almost imperceptible versions of themselves—or propelled to serious extremes. You can also modify several tone-shifting parameters. Dial back the Decay, Size, Delay, and Mix knobs, and you can add a ghostly quality to, say, a fuzzy or overdriven blues solo. But dial everything back up between 11 and 2 o’clock, and the simplest strum of a chord finds you stretching time and covering light years.
You could spend an entire rainy weekend with the Eventide Space and only scratch the surface of what it can do. The basic algorithms and presets alone could probably inspire hundreds of fresh approaches to solo sections and songs. But the seemingly limitless tweakability and range of the pedal, as well as the ability to save personal presets, have the potential to make it the busiest pedal on your board or in your studio. For puritanical players, the Space will offer a thousand more textures than they need, especially given a street price of around 500 bucks. But for true 6- and 12-string adventurers eager to explore the final frontier, the Space has the power to be endlessly rewarding.Why We Love Eventide
What started in a New York basement in 1971 has become a ubiquitous name in audio broadcasting and recording. Eventide revolutionized the industry with their H910, Harmonizer, Instant Phaser, and they’re incorporating today’s technology with more recent favorites like their stompboxes and plug-ins. With more than 40 years in the business, it is testament to their dedicated delivery of relevant products that artists are excited to record with. We have loved Eventide for years, since the day of their rack mounted effects in our studios to now with their Factor series and H9 pedals. Eventide has pioneered much in the way of wet effects over the past 40+ years and we are excited to include them in the products we offer! Look for Eventide products at Lucci Music, online and in store located in Colorado Springs, CO. If you’re looking for pedals and sounds that have pioneered the modern effects market and keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible to shove into a stomp box, Eventide is the company for you!
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