Eventide H9 Go-To Live Setup

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ColonelZulu, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    With so many choices, I’m getting overwhelmed. I want to have my pedal set up with usable settings organized in a way that makes sense.

    For now, I have some Comp/EQs.
    Then a few Crush Station, Pitch Fuzz, and Sculpt.
    Ring Mods

    I wish I could bank them and toggle from Compressors quickly to Delays, for example, and then pick from among my favorites loaded.

    How do others organize their algorithms?
  2. orville71

    orville71 Commercial User

    Aug 8, 2019
    Eventide Audio employee
    Hi, ZuluFunk. Looks like you have all your bases covered. The thing I love about the H9 is the ability to save different preset lists depending on what you need to do. For example, I have a Jazz preset list for certain gigs and a Rock preset list for others, and then one for experimental sounds.
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  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I’m seriously looking into picking up an H9 Max this week. Quick question:

    How feasible is it to use the app for live use? Meaning, can I use it to quickly switch between my stored presets in real-time, and just use the footswitch to toggle the effect on and off?
  4. orville71

    orville71 Commercial User

    Aug 8, 2019
    Eventide Audio employee
    I know a lot of musicians that use the app during live use. Some people love it, others do not. Personally, I've never had an issue using it. Whether you use it live or not, I do recommend doing housekeeping with it. You can create preset lists based on your gig and save them. For example, I have one playlist for rock songs, another for jazz, another for R&B/hip-hop. I can easily load them to the unit and then have all of my presets in setlist order. That way if there is ever an issue with the app (iPad dies, etc), my H9 is already preloaded and ready to go. You can hold down the "Active" foot switch and then use the two foot switches to switch between presets. Alternatively, you can pick up an OX9 which gives you two additional footswitch buttons and really opens up what you can do.
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  5. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    The Ox9 looks like just what the doctor ordered for what I’d want. Thanks!
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  6. DavidJones


    Aug 14, 2013
    Is there any Patchsharing site for us Bassplayers, other than the eventide forum.?
    Something like Googledr/dropb. ?
    I mostly use it to get some movement on synthtype sounds and also for chord/harmony stuff.
    Need some new ideas :)
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  7. allenhumble

    allenhumble Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    Midi controller would work for setting up presets with out have to mess with rearranging the presets on the pedal wouldn't it?
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  8. DavidJones


    Aug 14, 2013
    Yes. i´m using ES-5 with mine. works really well
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  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    And you could work across pedals. :) So if you have an H9, and a some other MIDI controlled pedals you can make patches that feature settings on all of 'em.
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  10. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    I use a Pitchfactor and get it down to 2-3 most useful banks for a performance. That way I'm rarely more than one stomp away from the sound I want.

    I tried using a midi controller but I had a hard time getting the PF into bypass mode while sending a patch to another pedal. Maybe I should just work up some clean patches or something...
  11. crabbybassman


    May 5, 2011
    Even if you only have one H9.....get some sort of small midi controller. That one piece of gear will completely get you to all your presets as fast as you can imagine. With two H9s....it really gets useful....Midi pedals can be smaller than the H9 itself. You can still use the foot switch aux options like a DigiTech FX3 with a midi controller connected.....but for me just having a midi controller for my first H9 I purchased really made a huge live use improvement....so huge I bought a second H9.......endless presets available...the biggest issue i had was figuring out that you had to select a preset using the midi controller and then save it on the controller...using a foot switch or the actual H9 I wasn't able to save the preset to my controller.....bypass functions and tuner are right there too....use the midi controller to scroll and save. Easy peasy now.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2019
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