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How Much Would You Pay? Reverb/Delay Processors (HW)
Old 26th March 2006
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How Much Would You Pay?

I'm in the market for an outboard multi fx processor. And have been for some time. A friend of mine has let me borrow a Eventide Eclipse with the chance to buy it. I have been trying it out for a few days and I like the sounds in it. I mainly want a processor for chorus and reverb and a few other odd things. It definitely sounds better than my MPX-550 so I wouldn't mind having it. How much would you pay for a used box like this. It has the 2.0 software load and is about 2.5 or 3 years old, but is in perfect shape. It doesn't even have rack rash. Keep in mind it's $99.00 to upgrade to 3.0.
Also, what other boxes are worth the money in that price range. I think my friend mentioned $1500.00 as a start point. And that I could pay in installments if I like. Thanks in advance for any replies.
Old 26th March 2006
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yeah, go for it!
Eventide rules, that´s for shure.
You may also want to thry out the TC Electronic FireworX.
But for 1500, I´d get the Eventide.
Old 26th March 2006
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Do you think I should upgrade it?
Old 27th March 2006
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Looking at your studio link, I'd say converters (Digi 002) are your studio's weakness. I'd make upgrading your A to D conversion priority #1.
Old 27th March 2006
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Yeah, I'm getting ready to buy an Apogee 200. But that's another issue. Back to the question. Do you think I should get the Eclipse?
Old 27th March 2006
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Eventides ARE cool...did you check EBay for pricing -- completed items search? I dunno how the price compares to market value.

The Rosetta 200's cool, but you're only gonna get 2 channels of I/O with it. If that suits you, cool, but a lot of people on the board have gone with the 800 simply because the $$$/channel is a lot lower. Also, on the off chance you dump the Digi and upgrade to HD (or PT Mix), getting a card with the 800 would allow you to track 8 at once -- enough for drums (sorta). If you have a 200, you'll need another interface for sure if you upgrade.

Just a thought.

Are you using it mostly in mixing, or is it a part of your front-end tracking (guitars?).
Old 27th March 2006
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Yeah, the master plan is to get an 800 and a 200 eventually. I want the 200 for monitoring and 2 buss duties. This fx box just raised it's head and I'm wondering if I should pass on it or just grab it.
Old 27th March 2006
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Yeah, the master plan is to get an 800 and a 200 eventually. I want the 200 for monitoring and 2 buss duties. This fx box just raised it's head and I'm wondering if I should pass on it or just grab it.
Just eyeballing ebay, they sell pretty regularly for anywhere from $1400 to $1900 and there's one with a 'buy it now' available now for $1650. So in other words, it's not the deal of the century. If you need to pass it up for other things right now, there will be others though you may end up spending a few bucks more. That said, $1500 looks like a decent price. The bigger question raised is converters, but specifically that you shouldn't intend to bus out and back in ala DA/Eventide Eclipse/AD if the AD/DA is only so so.
Old 27th March 2006
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Yeah, I know the whole ad/da thing. I would not use the digi converters for this application. If I were to use this box it would be s/pdif in s/pdif out. So Converters would not be a question. I just wondered if people thought this was a decent box for the money, or if I could do better with something else? Every one seems to be really worried about my converters.
Old 29th March 2006
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Mics, pres, and A-to-D's, that's what I always say
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