Eventide has announced the November 2, 2020 availability of the Pro Tools | HD Expansion Card for its H9000 multichannel effects platform, with the user-installable card designed to allow Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native users to connect the H9000 directly for up to 32 channels of direct I/O with Pro Tools|HD via its Primary DigiLink port.
It can alternatively be daisy-chained with other Pro Tools interfaces via the Secondary DigiLink port with the included 12-foot mini-DigiLink cable. Either the H9000 can be slaved to an external master clock via loop sync/word clock, or the H9000 can provide the master clock.
The card, introduced earlier this year, retails for $999 and is now available from Eventide Professional dealers worldwide. Concurrent with the release of the Pro Tools | HD Expansion Card is the release of version 1.3 operating software for the H9000.
“The introduction of the Pro Tools expansion card marks a significant move toward seamless integration with Pro Tools, the industry standard recording platform among top recording and post-production facilities,” states Patrick Flores, H9000 Product Manager. “In addition to supporting Pro Tools connectivity, H9000 version 1.3 software adds new effects and customer-requested features and supports a newly updated Emote, the H9000’s remote control application.”
The H9000 offers three available expansion slots which can facilitate up to 32 channels of audio each and can be populated by any combination of the three available expansion board options: Dante, MADI and Pro Tools | HD.
Along with Pro Tools support, the version 1.3 operating software for the H9000 is designed to provie enhanced MIDI functionality and two new effect algorithms and their associated presets migrated from the H9 stompbox – TriceraChorus (a lush three voice stereo chorus based on the classic DynoMyPiano and Dimension D) and Harmadillo (a harmonic tremolo algorithm). The latest version of Emote offers user-requested UI refinements such as metering in the primary window and enhanced algorithm viewing.
New V1.3 software for the H9000 and H9000R will also be available on November 2 as a free download here.