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Laurie Anderson Transmutates Sound With Eventide H8000FW On New Album, Homeland

Highly accomplished filmmaker, poet, visual artist, performance artist and composer, Laurie Anderson incorporates Eventide H8000FW Ultra-Harmonizer effects processor into her pallette of sounds for her new recording, Homeland

LITTLE FERRY, NEW JERSEY, November 26, 2007 — Reaffirming the depth of Eventide‘s storied heritage with creative leaders, Laurie Anderson has applied the Eventide H8000FW digital effects processor on her new album, Homeland, for Nonesuch Records, and has also incorporated the sounds into her performance during her recent European and U.S. tour. Recognized worldwide as a groundbreaking visionary in the use of technology in the arts, Anderson has also been a longtime collaborator with Eventide.

“Eventide has carved out a place for itself as a designer of unique, high quality effects that all kinds of artists can use,” Anderson said. “I‘ve been a friend of the company and an admirer of its sounds since 1978. I‘ve owned every Eventide processor since the H910 and I have many duplicates of each model, as well. I love using the H8000FW both on tour and in the studio.”

The H8000FW with FireWire extends the remarkable legacy of the H8000 to the desktop by providing a seamless interconnect between the outboard H8000FW and computer-based recording platforms. With direct access to the most powerful Eventide processor ever and its unprecedented 1,800 programs, each its own unique algorithm, users can rely on the H8000FW to deliver the entire spectrum of Eventide effects, without taxing any processing power from their CPU. The H8000FW features Monolithic Tandem™, which allows both processors to operate together, facilitating large complex algorithms, including 5.1 reverb and effects or up to eight channels of discreet processing up to 96kHz. The H8000FW also includes 20 MIDI Virtual Rack preset-algorithms featuring up to five full-blown effects processors ganged together with real-time MIDI control, each optimized for voice, guitar or percussion. The H8000FW features eight channels of digital audio I/O via AES/EBU, ADAT, and FireWire, all 24-bit up to 96kHz. In addition, the H8000FW incorporates four channels of pristine analog I/O with a dynamic range of >110dB. With Eventide‘s exclusive Building Block Architecture, users can create their own unique preset-algorithms with the library of 230 effects blocks using the supplied PC and OS X graphic preset development tools.

“There is little praise that has not already been heaped on Laurie Anderson, but it is not nearly enough,” noted Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. “As a person, an artist, a representative of the artistic community, she has consistently shown us that there are no barriers to creative expression. If Eventide has contributed in just one small way to her remarkable work, then our mission is very much on track.”

Laurie Anderson was recently named the winner of the 2007 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. She will receive about $300,000 and a silver medal in ceremonies at the Hudson Theater on Nov. 13. Previous recipients include Ornette Coleman, Bill T. Jones, Lloyd Richards, Arthur Miller, Isabel Allende, Bob Dylan, Ingmar Bergman and Frank Gehry.

About Eventide
Founded in 1971 in New York City, Eventide is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital audio processing products for recording, broadcast, and live performance. Headquartered in Little Ferry, NJ, Eventide invented the H910, the first Harmonizer® effects processor in 1975, and introduced the H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer effects processor in 1987. Visit Eventide on the Web at eventide.com.

Eventide and Harmonizer are registered trademarks and Monolithic Tandem is a trademark of Eventide Inc.
©2007 Eventide Inc.

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