Eventide announced a new algorithm (the 50th!) for their awesome H9 pedal. HotSawz is a new pitch-tracking, monophonic synth engine with some pretty interesting features. It’s obviously designed with guitar players in mind, but it might also work great with other mono sources!
According to Eventide, with six stackable sawtooth oscillators, three modulation sources, and four assignable destinations, HotSawz allows users to create a wide palette of sounds, from classic synthwave to bouncing blips, brassy swells, and sub-bass swagger.
Here’s a cheesy yet fun demo video, for the synth-guitar hero in you:
The modulation sources include LFO, Envelope Follower, and ADS Gate, while the four assignable destinations are comprised of Filter Cutoff, Volume, Pitch and Oscillator Depth.
Each modulation source can be assigned to any of these destinations at a given time. Thus, multiple sources can manipulate the same destination. In fact, there are 64 combinations of source to destination assignments, providing a vast landscape for serious experimentation. For example, scope your favorite sci-fi thriller sounds from Blade Runner to Stranger Things, and create 8-bit video game blips, screaming 70s saw leads and undulating bass odysseys on individual tracks video games and movie scores.
Too spicy? Dial it back with the global Mix function and maintain some of your original tone. Not spicy enough? Transpose the oscillators up and/or down by one octave for that thick, analog synth sound.
Classic subtractive synthesis using sawtooth waves.
Six oscillators that follow a mono pitch tracker.
Three modulation sources: LFO, Envelope Follower and ADS Gate.
Four Assignable destinations: Filter Cutoff, Volume, Pitch and Oscillator Depth. Each modulation source can be assigned to any destination at a given time, thus multiple sources can manipulate the same destination.
64 combinations of source to destination assignments.
Comes with 30+ presets including some by Eventide artists
Get Your HotSawz
Customers can demo HotSawz by downloading the latest version of the H9 Control app for iOS, Mac, PC and Android devices. HotSawz is priced at $19.99 for H9 and H9 Core owners and is free for H9 Max owners. Read more about this new algo here.
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