Eventide H9000R


Eventide H9000

Powerful Multi-FX Processor

Next Generation Harmonizer

Eventide’s flagship multi-effects processor, the H9000, continues the tradition of delivering industry-leading signal processing power to the pro audio community. The culmination of nearly fifty years of R&D, the H9000 comes loaded with over 1600 unique algorithms, from recreations of beloved classics to Eventide’s latest and greatest effects. The wealth of included effects will offer users many years of exploration and inspiration.

The H9000 is available in two versions, the standard H9000 and the H9000R. The H9000 with a full front panel UI is priced at $7,999. The blank front panel H9000R is priced at $5,999 and requires Emote for operating.


  • Four quad-core ARM processors: 16 DSP engines
  • Analog audio I/O: 8 channels
  • USB audio: 16 channels
  • AES/EBU, ADAT, S/PDIF: Up to 8 channels
  • World-class USB audio interface
  • Expandable I/O: Three expansion slots for additional audio connectivity, giving an additional 32 channels per expansion card
  • Hardware Meters: 8 assignable LED meters – front panel version only
  • Emote control software app for Mac & PC is available as a standalone app or AAX, VST, AU plug-in
  • FX Chains: Innovative approach for setting up and managing complex effects
  • Direct I/O: Virtual patchbay lets you route any set of inputs to any set of outputs with the click of a mouse
  • Comprehensive Live Controls: MIDI, Expression Pedals, Auxiliary Switches, and USB controllers
  • Preset portability: Store and recall presets using USB thumb drives
  • Network Connectivity via LAN or WiFi

New RNBO Support

Eventide has collaborated with Cycling ’74 to offer Max programmers the opportunity to seamlessly export patches from the H9000 multi-effects processor through the RNBO environment. This integration allows H9000 owners to develop and run new effects of their own creation on their H9000.

This exciting feature is now accessible with the release of RNBO v1.2.7-eventide.0 and the Eventide H9000 package v.1.0.3-beta.4. With this update, users can incorporate up to four RNBO algorithms per FX Chain, unlocking a realm of creative possibilities.

Colossal Audio I/O

With up to 128 channels of simultaneous signal processing and a generous complement of analog and digital audio I/O, the H9000 is perfect for surround sound and processing many tracks of audio simultaneously. Audio I/O includes 8 channels of pristine analog audio, 16 channels over USB, 8 channels of AES/EBU, ADAT optical, and S/PDIF. Whether used live or in a studio, the H9000 provides plenty of external control options.

  • MIDI In, Out, and Thru. MIDI Thru allows daisy chaining MIDI controlled devices.
  • 2 1/4″ TRS Inputs – Connect up to four foot pedals, or four control voltage sources, or six auxiliary switches, or a combination.
  • 4 USB Ports – Two on front, two on back. Connect USB MIDI controllers, save and restore presets from a USB thumb drive, enable WiFi using the supplied WiFi dongle.

Legendary Sounds, New Paradigms

The H9000 comes loaded with 1600 unique algorithms from the H8000 and the H9 with over 500 presets covering reverb, delay, modulation, pitch shifting, EQs, distortion, and more. Multi-channel algorithms include 5.1 halls, chambers, plates, rooms, booths, and various ambient spaces. The H9000 introduces the concept of FX Chains for connecting any set of four effects with user-defined, flexible routing. FX Chains can be created to act as a channel strip, a guitar pedalboard, a modular synth with effects, etc. The H9000’s FX Chain paradigm is like a custom channel strip taken to the next level, allowing any four algorithms to be combined and routed to taste. FX Chains are invaluable for quickly exploring various combinations of effects to achieve new and inspiring sounds.


Remote Control App / Plug-in

Emote gives control of all the features and settings of the H9000 multi-effects processor, allowing quick and intuitive crafting of effects. Think of Emote as an artistic partner, letting you dig deeper into the creative potential of the H9000. Emote can be used as a standalone application for Mac and Windows and as a plug-in for AAX, AU, VST, and VST3. Emote can connect to the H9000 via a direct ethernet connection, a networked connection using an ethernet cable from a router, or wirelessly using the included Wi-Fi dongle.

Catch The Waves

The H9000 features four quad-core ARM processors allowing users to run 16 effect algorithms simultaneously — in series or parallel. In the future, as new, more powerful ARM chips become available, the H9000’s DSP modules can be upgraded.

Intuitive, Powerful Interface

The most gratifying comments about the H9000’s interface are that it feels right. A lot of attention to detail went into crafting its interface. The H9000’s big wheel is custom machined and has been carefully weighted to give it the right amount of inertia when spun. The H9000’s custom-designed buttons were chosen for their particular tactile response. And the H9000’s large, crisp color display is driven by a dedicated ARM processor to ensure fluid and responsive operation.

The H9000’s core functionality is encapsulated in the four mode keys: SESSIONS, FX CHAINS, ALGORITHMS, and PARAMETERS. User presets of Sessions, FX Chains, and Algorithms can be saved and recalled.


Scenes are a high-level function used to control sequenced program changes in the H9000. This mode is useful in live environments such as concerts or theatrical productions, where stepping through different pre-configured states in a certain order is necessary. For example, the main vocalist in a concert may need different reverb effects and parameter settings at different times during the show; scenes provide a quick, simple way to achieve this.


Functions in the H9000 act much like Macros in Ableton Live; they are higher-level groupings of parameters that can be adjusted with a single knob. There are 8 functions available for each FX chain. Functions also allow for automation in DAWs using the Emote control software.


The H9000 has extensive metering capabilities to monitor every node in the signal’s path. A physical eight-channel LED meter bridge sits above the display.

Direct I/O

Direct I/O lets users use the H9000 as a virtual patchbay; any input can be routed to any output with the click of a mouse. This lets users take advantage of the H9000’s pristine analog converters and complex routing capabilities, even when no signal processing power is required.

World Clock

The H9000 can serve as a digital system’s clock source or sync to an external clock at sample rates from 44.1kHz to 96kHz.

Presets in Your Pocket

Plug a FAT-32 formatted USB thumb drive into any of the USB ports to save or restore presets. This feature makes presets portable, allowing them to be loaded into any H9000, in any rack, anywhere.

Network Connectivity via LAN or WiFi

Connect the H9000 to a network with an ethernet cable or wirelessly using the supplied WiFi dongle for connecting to the remote control app, Emote, for full control of the H9000 and firmware updates.

Analog Audio I/O

  • Physical Connections:
    • Stereo I/O via XLR
    • 8 Channel I/O via DB25 (Tascam standard)
  • Audio Specs:
    • SNR (A Weighted):
      • 44.1 kHz: >114dB
      • 48 kHz: >114dB
      • 96 kHz: >114dB
    • THD:
      • 44.1 kHz: <0.002%
      • 48 kHz: <0.002%
      • 96 kHz: <0.002%
    • The H9000’s XLR analog audio output jacks are male.
    • Pin #1 is ground.
    • Pin #2 is +phase (hot).
    • Pin #3 is -phase.

Digital Audio I/O

  • Sample Rate: 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
  • Digital Inputs/Outputs:
    • 16 Channels of USB audio. 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz.
    • USB can be used in conjunction with any other Digital I/O.
    • AES DB-25: 8 channels of AES 24-bit at 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz. Tascam standard.
    • AES XLR: 2 channels of AES at 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz
    • S/PDIF RCA: 2 channels at 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz
    • S/PDIF Optical: 2 channels (Only 44.1 kHZ and 48 kHz)
    • Optical (Toslink): 8 channels of ADAT (Only 44.1 kHZ and 48 kHz)

Optional Audio I/O

  • Expansion Slots: 3
  • Dante Support: Yes
  • MADI Support: Yes
  • Pro Tools HD Support: Yes

Control I/O

  • Remote Control Inputs:
    • Up to four foot pedals, or four 5V control voltage sources, or six foot switches, or combination.
    • 2 TRS 1/4″ inputs. The sleeve is ground reference, the ring is +5 volts (source), and the tip is an analog signal from 0 to 5 volts. Connect either foot switches, foot pedals, or control voltage sources.
  • Remote Control Outputs:
    • 2 isolated relay closures, rated at 30Vdc 1A. Relay #1 is connected between ring and sleeve, while Relay #2 is connected between ring and tip. These connections are electrically isolated from the H9000.
  • MIDI Connections: 5 pin DIN input, output, and thru. USB A and USB B.


  • Size:
    • Inches: 3.5h x 19w x 12.5d
    • Metric: 8.9h x 48.3w x 31.7d
  • Weight: 14 pounds (6.4kg) net