I'm not quite as excited as I was for the Timefactor, mostly because once you add up the price of each modular unit, and include a harmonizer unit which I think will be inevitable, then you can get an Eclipse for about the same price or less. The Eclipse would also be much more useful then because of its studio applications and digital in/out, etc. But I can see the appeal. Having these units separately means you can pick and choose and not buy all of them if it doesn't suit your needs.
The polymod algo is the reason I'm even considering one at this point.
The floor units don't have anything on the eclipse. You can go soo deep with the parmeters on the eclipse its almost disgusting.Was actually kind of a little disappointed with the time factor after listening to the eclipse for a couple of years now. Just my opinion tho.
I love my timefactor (no racks for me thanks).
But I use modulation effects in-line for a total of about 10 minutes per year. They sound either so 70's porn film or so 80's shimmercrap. Unless it's rotary. Rotary rules.
BUT the mix control on the ModFactor allows the user to use them as if they are on an aux (not an insert), so the possibility for sublety is intruiging. I'm deciding if I want one, and will look to early adopters at TGP to lead the way and fill me in.
I think that the main appeal of the ModFactor is just that - you'll have so much flexibility over the modulation sounds. A lot of mod sounds are so overwhelming, with the mod factor you can just back them down till they are just audible.
my priority right now isn't in effects, but I see this pedal as also a nice pedal for someone who wants to have a bunch of effects that presumably will be of great quality at their disposition for the price of 2 boutique pedals that do only one effect. I don't use any effects currently, and first on my list would be delay and/or reverb, but I could see myself later down the line wanting one of these. If I were in a band I might want it even soon, but first I want more guitars .
Does anyone know if you can use more than one effect at a time with it? I don't have any reason to believe that you could, but am still curious.
Couldn't agree more with what starfish said above. By the time you buy all these boxes you've got half of what an eclipse can do for way more money. It's smart for eventide because they've taken their signature sound and given it to guitarists in pieces letting them assemble it how they choose. I also think they understood that most guitarists wanted more of a grab and go interface with the effect, thus the pedals. After borrowing my friends eclipse I can say that it isn't very grab and go.
Can somebody that already bought this pedal give their thought about it? I am thinking about getting one.. Also, please kindly post your pedalboard with this pedal.. I want to see the pedal size compare to another pedal..
Played the MODfactor today at NAMM - WOW!!! It'll replace 3 or 4 pedals on my board fo' sho'! I think the 2 Eventide stompboxes are the best sounding guitar FX boxes out there - bandwidth that poops all over the analog stuff, but can get the 'analog' tones if you want it (via filtering). Bottom line - this pedal sounds amazing.