51st Algorithm for guitar and bass players, a mind-bending harmonic tremolo
Summer NAMM 2019 – July 18, 2019, Little Ferry, NJ – Eventide Audio is pleased to introduce the 51st algorithm for the popular H9 Harmonizer® pedal for guitar, bass, and keyboard players, called “Harmadillo”. Harmadillo is a flexible harmonic tremolo algorithm, offering everything from lush, soulful tremolos to psychedelic, mind-bending weirdness. Complete with a player-centric feature set that allows musicians to sculpt sound in powerful ways, the Harmadillo algorithm offers a wide variety of LFO shapes, drive and tone, and three controls that respond to your playing dynamics.
Harmadillo is now available as a free update for H9 Max users, and for $19.99 as in-app purchase for H9 and H9 Core users on iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android. This update also includes new presets for H9’s SpaceTime, Sculpt, PitchFuzz and HotSawz algorithms.
“Harmadillo draws inspiration from classic tube-amplifier harmonic tremolo circuits and analog harmonic tremolo pedals. We noticed that the harmonic tremolo circuit on one of our vintage tube amps has a ‘scoop’ in the midrange at the crossover. It’s imperfect as a crossover, yet it also happens to sound great, and we’ve seen similar scoops in other harmonic tremolo circuits. To bring these nuances to the digital world, we designed controls in Harmadillo that allow musicians to model these types of variations — and a whole lot more. The result is an algorithm that is instantly playable and has a powerful feature set which rewards experimentation.”
Peter McCulloch, Eventide
Harmadillo for H9 features three ENV (envelope follower) controls that use the player’s dynamics to affect the tremolo’s rate, depth, and crossover frequency to create psychedelic and stimulating sounds. Musicians and producers can adjust not only the frequency of the crossover, but also the amount of overlap between the low and high bands, creating the flexibility to adjust the character of the tremolo in subtle or dramatic ways, great for auto-wah or phaser effects. Harmadillo features a drive control so players can add a little extra warmth, as well as a tone control to shape the low or high end. Harmadillo also includes a custom user interface for the desktop and tablet versions of H9 Control that provides animated feedback.
Features of Harmadillo, the H9’s 51st Algorithm:
- Three ENVELOPE Follower controls:
DEPTH – Positive values increase the depth of the tremolo at the attack of a note, negative values make sustained notes more expressive over time. Use large negative values to create tremolos that only appear when the input is soft.
RATE – Set the modulation rate of the tremolo or, in tap tempo mode, multiply the tapped BPM value.
SHAPE – Multiple waveform shapes can be chosen to produce morphing effects as the crossover frequency changes to create subtle, smoothed, fattened, lumped, plucked, ramped, sloped or pulsed sounds with: Sine, Fat Sine, Phat Sine, Triangle, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, and PulsX.
- X-OVER – Sets crossover frequency of the low and high bands. Modulate X-OVER for sweeping filter effects similar to auto-wah and phaser.
- X-OVERLAP – Amount of overlap between the high and low bands. Negative values produce a cut at the crossover frequency while positive values produce a boost – great for dialing in classic sounds.
- DRIVE Adds warmth to the signal by mimicking the behavior of a tube amplifier’s harmonic tremolo.
- TONE Shape the output’s high or low-end. Negative values roll off high frequencies (HICUT), positive values roll off low frequencies (LOCUT).
Price and Availability:
Harmadillo is a free update for H9 Max pedal registered users, and also available for H9 and H9 Core users as an in-app purchase for iPad, iPhone, Mac/PC and Android for just $19.99.
Customers may also demo Harmadillo for free by downloading the latest version of the H9 Control app for iPhone, iPad, Mac/PC and Android devices.
Download the H9 Control App from the App Store: https://etide.io/H9iOS
Download the H9 Control App for Android from the Google Play Store: https://etide.io/H9Android
Download the H9 Control for Mac/PC: https://www.eventideaudio.com/pedals/h9-max/
To watch the full demo video for Harmadillo on H9, please visit: https://etide.io/HarmadilloFull
For more information on Harmadillo, the 51st algorithm for the H9 please visit: https://www.eventideaudio.com/pedals/h9-max/
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