Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Eventide H910 Harmonizer, Oxide Tape Recorder and Marshall Legends Bundle_UAD v8.4

Got an email from UAD announcing the UAD v8.4 software with 3 new plugins. I was      excited to see that they had finally released the Eventide H910 Harmonizer plugin and couldn't wait to hear the Oxide Tape Recorder and Marshall Amp plugins.

The Eventide H910 Harmonizer was one of the first effects boxes that I was introduced to early in my career and I instantly took a liking to it. The H910 was widely used for vocal and guitar doubling plus the infamous "robot voice" and "sci-fi'" glitch effects. The combination of pitch change with delay and variable feedback allowed the user to come up with some pretty "crazy" effects. You can also do standard delays, reverb, flanging etc. It works well on all types of sounds. if you like to tweak your gear/plugins in real time then the H910 definitely deserves a look.

I tried the H910 demo on a vocal track of a song I was mixing last night and it brought a smile to my lips. UAD has nailed it again.

Here's UA's intro video of the Eventide H910 Harmonizer plugin:

The Oxide Tape Recorder plugin is also included in the UAD v8.4 update. I use the Studer 800 and ATR-102 plugins regularly so I was curious to see what UAD was offering with the Oxide Tape and it has some serious mojo going on. I found it very easy to get textures that worked well with different sounds. If you're not sure where to start there are presets that make great starting points. I like the Oxide Tape plugin a lot.

Here's a great video from UA showing how the Oxide Tape Recorder plugin can be used on drums:

Last but definitely not least we have the Marshall Legends Bundle which consists of the 
Plexi Super Lead 1959 and the new Bluesbreaker 1962 and Silver Jubilee 2555. The plugins work with UA's Unison Technology when used with the Apollo interfaces.

Protools Expert posted a video review of the Bluesbreaker 1962: