Honestly, the Eventide Space sounds like SH****TTTTTT

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by nrvana8775, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. vibrostrat43

    vibrostrat43 Supporting Member

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    I'm borrowing one from a friend right now. Sounds awesome to me. I still prefer my Wet simply because it's already got one of the best reverb sounds out there and is extremely easy to tweak, while also sounding "juicier" to me as well, but still the Eventide has some of the best sounding reverb algorithms I've ever heard. It's spring mode sounds more authentic to me than the Hall of Fame, Silver Spring, or Flint that I have, and the sheer amount of sounds you can pull from it that aren't just reverbs is ridiculous.

    As far as the Eventide clipping? I don't know anything about that, but I know that even in the loop of my Vox AC30CC2 any really big reverb sound from any pedal makes the amp clip. Run the same sounds in the front...same problem but worse. Run them in front of my Fender Bassman and the problem is non-existent. So, maybe it's just your amp?
     
  2. lux_interior

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    Your Vox is on the threshold of getting its preamp or both preamp and poweramp sections clipped, and the reverb itself isn't the source of that clipping, unless it's in the loop and the incoming signal from the preamp is super hot... Many reverbs though can easily take it, such as the Space which has switches for line level signals.

    I absolutely love mine, and I am constantly coming up with new sounds. It specialises in huge epic soundtrack sounds, but it's fantastic for normal, subtle ambience as well. I have taken my time to tweak it and it sounds very natural, warm, rich and complex, on both cleans and dirt.
     
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  3. earwax

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    Never thought it sounded thin or sterile at all. Its got a nice eq section to make it sound fat, thin, bright or dark. I like the wet for now because of the simplicity. It is hard to get a bad sound out of the Wet. I sometimes have an issue though with a pedal you can't get a bad sound out of. Generally I find that the parameters may be a little too simplistic. I think I could get a lot of those sounds out of the Space if I had time to tweak it. It so happens that a lot of the sounds I liked in the Space are contained in the Blue Sky(which I prefer to the Wet) and the Wet with minimal tweaking. So they suit my needs. Right now the Blue Sky is the perfect middle ground between the Space and the Wet. Someday if I develop the same appetite for reverb as I have for delay I might go back to the Space or the H9 more likely. I just cringe at the irrational hate for eventide that is occasionally expressed on this board. I don't understand it because some days I find my self wishing I had kept my Timefactor, Modfactor or Space.
     
  4. Laimon

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    Same here.
     
  5. lux_interior

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    I hope these people are not implying that they are judging a pedal to be "sterile" by Youtube clips...
     
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  6. Dad love mom

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    I get that this is an old thread, but OP - I agree. The Eventide Space truly yields some of the worst reverb sounds I've heard to date. No matter how I tweak the various mixes and knobs, the pedal just doesn't sound anywhere near as believable as my Keeley Hooke or Strymon BlueSky.
     
  7. nrvana8775

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    Four years later, don't regret selling it.
    I still haven't replaced it, but I think a Big Sky / general lexicon style reverbs are more my style.
     
  8. Steven

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    I´m using the H9 but I have yet to experience the awkward moment someone comes up to me after the show telling me that "man I think your reverb sounded really sterile".
     
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  9. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    Unless you are a dude. But that would be jumping to conclusions, wouldn't it?
     
  10. ThinPaperWings

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    Be careful who you say that around. :p
     
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  11. Dad love mom

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    That logic applies to all gear though. What if I'm using a solid state amp at a show? Is someone really going to come up to me and say, "Hey, why was your sound lacking the classic tube-y warmth and compression?"
     
  12. shoepedals

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    But what if you say it to yourself?
     
  13. ERGExplorer

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    I've always enjoyed those moments when gearheads are enthusiastic about the tones and sounds, and then give themselves whiplash trying to walk it back when it turns out my gear is digital, Behringer, or whatever.

    Since I listen with my ears and not my eyes, I've never had a time when I had to make such a retraction myself. I feel sorry for those who feel they must do so.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean. What I meant was that if you don't like how your gear sounds yourself, that is enough, imo, to get different gear. The audience complaining or not is irrelevant. This thread was about someone not liking the sound of the pedal itself. Not being a snob about digital. Personally, I have a lot of digital gear and also find the Space to sound notably less natural than other reverbs I have to the point where I never was excited to play with it and got rid of it.
     
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  15. GT100

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    When I was a novice I had the same complaint.
    Brought it in to my Classically trained teacher.
    He sat down and played fast single note patterns and listened very carefully.
    Afterwards he agreed and said that it was anticipating the beat....

    Lloyd
     
  16. TheKermitC

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    actually I held off an eventide purchase for quite some based on the clips....in the meanwhile I brought the timeline,DMM,Echorec, WET, Blue Sky etc.. but honestly H9 is the most inspiring gear I have come across and of course from the H9 .. i love SPACE the most .. it really inspires your playing like no other ..
     

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