Video: Hands-On with Eventide's New Pedals—The MicroPitch & UltraTap

Eventide is expanding its pedal line, putting more of its legendary studio effects into pedalboard-friendly chassis.

Like last year's Blackhole, which brought one of the company's fan-favorite Reverb algorithms into a standalone pedal for the first time, the MicroPitch and UltraTap offer Eventide's genius effects into simple-to-use forms.

Eventide MicroPitch


A view of the Eventide MicroPitch Delay

First heard in Eventide's H910, H949, and H3000 Harmonizers, the MicroPitch algorithm is a dual-shifted delay that creates a lush stereo spread out of any instrument: guitar, voice, synthesizer, brass, strings, or anything else. By repeating and slightly detuning the input signal, the MicroPitch fattens the tone, and its malleable parameters let you experiment with the amount of detuning, modulation, and other settings.

Features, according to Eventide, include:

  • Five presets loaded at your feet with dozens more available with Eventide Device Manager (EDM) software
  • New positive envelope and negative envelope modulation sources
  • Dual-action Active Footswitch is latching or momentary
  • Rear panel Guitar/Line Level switch for matching levels with guitar, synths, FX loop or DAW interface
  • Map any combination of parameters to an Expression Pedal
  • MIDI capability over TRS (use with a MIDI to TRS cable or converter box) or USB
  • Multiple Bypass options: Buffered, Relay, DSP+FX or Kill dry
  • Catch-up mode helps dial in your sound when toggling between presets/parameters
  • Eventide Device Manager PC or Mac application for software updates, system settings and creating/saving presets

The MicroPitch is available now for $279 USD.

Eventide UltraTap


A view of the Eventide UltraTap

Want "the mother of all Echoplexes"? That's what Eventide is offering with the UltraTap, "a unique multi-tap effect pedal capable of rhythmic delays, glitchy reverbs, huge pad-like volume swells, and extraordinary modulation."

At their heart, multi-tap delays are a simple concept: Players "tap" to create a kind of virtual tape head, to repeat the original signal at intervals they desire. The UltraTap gives players an infinite amount of taps, and in addition to the basic delay controls you'd find on any number of multi-tap pedals, it adds:

  • Spread—a knob that lets you change the distance between your virtual tape heads.
  • Slurm—a control that smears taps together to create chorus- or reverb-like sounds.
  • Chop—a control that, when combined with Spd/Rise/Rel settings, lets you add LFO or audio envelope modulation to your delays.

In addition to these controls, Eventide says there's a wide range of additional features and possibilities, including:

  • Control the stereo image of taps to alternate between hard-panned and mono.
  • Five presets loaded at your feet with dozens more available with Eventide Device Manager (EDM) software.
  • Rear panel Guitar/Line Level switch for matching levels of guitars, synths, FX loops, or DAW interface.
  • Use a single Aux switch to Tap Tempo or a triple Aux switch for easy preset changing (up/down/load).
  • MIDI capability over TRS (use with a MIDI to TRS cable or converter box) or USB.
  • Multiple Bypass options: Buffered, Relay, DSP+FX, or Kill dry.
  • Catch-up mode helps dial in your sound when toggling between presets/parameters.
  • Eventide Device Manager PC or Mac application for software updates, system settings, and creating/saving presets.

The UltraTap will be available in April for $279 USD. Check back soon for availability.

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