Eventide Buffer sounds great!!

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by slopeshoulder, May 14, 2008.

  1. slopeshoulder

    slopeshoulder Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,885
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    man o man, this Eventide buffer (time factor) sounds GREAT!! I need a buffer, and this one sounds so musical. The lost highs come back, but not at all hi fi, thin, or crispy. It's louder, warmer. I recently tested it vs. a bunch of others, and love it. Then just tonight I was wondering if I could lose the mini-looper that takes my Klon out of line (to take buffer out). So I put the Eventide in relay bypass (no buffer) and used the Klon buffer. Back and forth. Klon is fine, but more hi fi (mids dip, highs increase). ET just sounds warm. A GREAT buffer IMO.
     
  2. Andre357

    Andre357 Member

    Messages:
    3,214
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007

    I agree. It's fantastic. Best I've heard actually.......
     
  3. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,255
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Location:
    New York/San Diego
    kind of seems like a waste though.... most people who have them find they are most effective in buffered FX loops anyway.
     
  4. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,821
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Location:
    CT

    The cool thing that I've read about them is that it is switchable. So if you find you're using it in front of the amp and you need a buffer, it's there and if you're running it in the FX loop, you can set it for true bypass and forget about it.
     
  5. shaynewgreen

    shaynewgreen Member

    Messages:
    59
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    wow. you can set it to true bypass??
     
  6. Teahead

    Teahead Member

    Messages:
    1,378
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Yes and as great as the buffer is I still keep mine in true bypass mode when using my 18w Plexi because the hiss of an active Timefactor is more audible into that amp than it is into my AC30. Strictly speaking of using it into the amp's front end here, I have no effects loop.

    Putting the choice in the user's hands was a wise move by Eventide. It's a great buffer indeed, but the true bypass is a nice option.
     
  7. slopeshoulder

    slopeshoulder Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,885
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    YES! The manual is a bit misleading insofar as it says that this is not recommended if the input is your guitar and you have long cables (in other words, if you need a buffer). So it's sort of circular, tautological, and jejune (he said, sounding like Fripp). But yes, you can turn the buffer off.
     
  8. eldanko

    eldanko Supporting Member

    Messages:
    281
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    I have the same problem into my 18w Maz Jr. but not in my 36w Plexi - why is that? Staying on task - the buffer is great despite the hiss. I generally prefer the DSP bypass unless I need it pretty quiet.
     

Share This Page